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DreamHack’s 2018 Global Festival Schedule


This past Saturday, Decemeber 9, marked the 23rd anniversary of DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival. It also marked the beginning of a new tradition, the annual recognition of “DreamHack Day,” celebrating the first DreamHack Winter in 1994. What started as a gathering of friends and their computers in a school cafeteria — with no online access — has grown into a beacon of internet culture and a gathering place for gamers worldwide. DreamHack Day is a time to reflect on past, present and future; and to officially announce next year’s world tour schedule. Watch video here.

“We’re excited to announce our 2018 calendar but also the start of a new tradition, with the establishment of DreamHack Day every year on December 9,” said DreamHack AB Chief Executive Officer Marcus Lindmark. “DreamHack looks back at 2017 with great pride, but we’re even more thrilled about 2018 as we strengthen our position in existing markets and continue developing our festivals.” 

DreamHack will host three-day, non-stop festivals in eight major cities in 2018. Last year was important for DreamHack with its expansion into new, North American markets, the introduction of new festival experiences, and the addition of more than 50 new partnerships.. DreamHack will continue innovating and improving the festival experience – both for attendees and fans tuning in from home. Also keep an eye out for enhancements to fighting games (FGC), mobile gaming, college esports in the U.S., and new esports titles. 

Watch video announcing DreamHack 2018 Global Festivals.

DreamHack 2018 Schedule



Ticket Information

Jan 26–28, 2018

DreamHack Leipzig, Germany

Tickets on sale now

May 19–21, 2018

DreamHack Tours, France

Tickets on sale now

Jun 1–3, 2018

DreamHack Austin, Texas, USA

Early Bird Tickets on sale: Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 9 a.m. CST

Jun 15–18, 2018

DreamHack Summer

Jönköping, Sweden

Early Bird Tickets on sale: Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 9 a.m. CET

Jul 12–14, 2018

DreamHack Valencia, Spain

Tickets on sale: Fri, Dec 22, 2017,

11 a.m. CET

Sep 7–9, 2018

DreamHack Montreal, Canada

Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 9 a.m. EST

Nov 16-18, 2018

**Updated Dates

DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, May 9, 2018, 9 a.m. EST

Nov 30–Dec 3, 2018


DreamHack Winter

Jönköping, Sweden

Ticket on-sale date to be announced

Dec 14–16, 2018

DreamHack Sevilla, Spain

Tickets on sale Wed, Jan 31, 2018,

11 a.m. CET


Year In Review

Since its humble beginnings, DreamHack has grown into a global esports and digital gaming phenomenon. In 2017, DreamHack welcomed more than 250,000 visitors to its live events and its online esports broadcasts received more than 375 million views. 

With esports viewership rapidly accelerating, and esports revenue is expected to more than double by 2020, DreamHack continues to both support and help bolster industry growth. Stay tuned as new developments are released throughout 2018.

See DreamHack 2017 Year in Review


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