Press release:

DreamHack is proud to announce the first edition of DreamHack Masters, a World class tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive featuring 16 top tier teams competing for $250,000 in prizes that will feature the top-8 playoffs on the 16-17th of April in Malmö Arena, Sweden, and preliminary group stage 12-14th of April.

DreamHack Masters is DreamHack’s new premiere esports brand, that will consist of two $250,000 CS:GO events in 2016. In total DreamHack will support CS:GO with $1,000,000 during 2016, including five CS:GO events as part of DreamHack Open.

“We are extremely proud to introduce DreamHack Masters in Malmö, to offer both Swedish and Danish fans the first dedicated stadium experience for CS:GO,” said Tomas Lyckedal, Business Development Director at Dreamhack “We’re looking to beat the production quality of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, which was our most successful CS:GO event ever. The visitor experience will be spectacular and we expect millions of fans to tune in online.”

DreamHack Masters Malmö will take place in Malmö Arena, which hosted Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and the home arena for the Swedish ice hockey team Malmö Redhawks. Malmö Arena was built 2008 and is the second largest indoor arena in Sweden, with a capacity up to 15,500 people in concerts.

Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city, and only a 7.8 km bridge away from the Danish capital Copenhagen. In the greater area, you have a population of 3.7 million inhabitants, one of the most populated areas in Scandinavia, Malmö Arena is located 12 minutes from Copenhagen International Airport, with two new hotels and Emporia Shopping Mall, featuring 200 shops, just next to it.

“Malmö while initially an unlikely choice to host this event, quickly became an obvious choice,” said Tomas Lyckedal. ”The combination of airports, hotels, shopping and a state-of-the-art arena like Malmö Arena will make this esports event special not only for players and fans, but also for partners, press and everyone involved”.

Introducing DreamHack Masters Malmö
DreamHack Masters Malmö, will be a 16 team event, featuring a Studio Component April 12 to April 14 and a Live Event component inside Malmö Arena April 16 to April 17. DreamHack will invite 8 teams and 8 teams will be qualified through online qualifiers. All teams will receive paid travel and accommodation.

Tickets will be released at Ticketmaster/Ticnet 14th of January 12.00. Full details about the Ticket categories at masters.dreamhack.com.

ABOUT DREAMHACK MASTERS
DreamHack Masters is the ultimate experience for esports fans where they can watch their favorite professional players play on a massive stage. DreamHack Masters is our new esports championship dedicated for Stadium and large-scale Arena events. DreamHack Masters will be a touring esports championship that will visit different cities and venues with different game titles, depending on market and timing. In 2016 DreamHack will produce two DreamHack Masters events in Europe – both featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

More information is available on masters.dreamhack.com

ABOUT DREAMHACK
DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. The events are a platform for eSport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and the Internet. During 2014 DreamHack had 104,000 visitors to its events and more than 15 million unique viewers who followed the live broadcast online.

More information is available on www.dreamhack.com

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