DREAMHACK MASTERS RETURNS TO MALMÖ, $250,000 CS:GO CHAMPIONSHIP SEPTEMBER 2-3RD
After an explosive first edition of DreamHack Masters Malmö held in April 2016, DreamHack today confirms in partnership with Monster Energy, HyperX and ASUS ROG that the event will return in 2017, with the playoffs taking place in Malmö Arena on September 2nd and 3rd.
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 was visited by over 12,500 visitors and was the most viewed CS:GO event of 2016 outside of the Valve Majors. DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 will be the third edition of the DreamHack Masters event series – following DreamHack Masters Las Vegas which is being hosted this February 15 – 19th.
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017 will feature 16 of the world’s best CS:GO teams competing live over a $250,000 prize pool. The event will feature a closed to public group stage taking place on August 30th, 31st and September 1st, and an epic conclusion with the playoffs taking place on the big stage in Malmö Arena on September 2nd and 3rd.
The largest CS:GO event in the Nordics
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 was one of the most memorable events of last year, with the hometown favourite, but underdog at the time, Ninjas in Pyjamas taking home the title on home turf! DreamHack will look to build upon the overwhelming success of the 2016 edition of the event. Visitors and online viewers can expect new features, their favourite personalities, and the most immersive live experience for the dedicated CS:GO fan!
“Sweden is the home of Counter-Strike, and in 2016 our event in Malmö exceeded all of our expectations,” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack, “We’re hugely excited to return to Malmö Arena and continue to host the largest CS:GO event in the Nordics!”
“It’s with honour and pleasure that we welcome Dreamhack Masters back to Malmö and Malmö Arena again in September. The event connects so well with Malmö’s image as a complete hub for gaming business and knowledge”, says Karin Mårtensson, CEO Malmö Arena.
Get your early bird tickets today!
Tickets are already available for the event, with a limited number of Early Bird tickets on sale for three weeks until 28th of February 2017. Early Bird Premium tickets are available at a reduced price of 1495 SEK, and Early Bird Regular tickets are available for 265 SEK. Alongside that, the popular private skyboxes are available for 25 000 SEK, which provide special Skybox tickets for up to eight visitors. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Last year the Early Bird Premium tickets sold out in four days and Skyboxes sold out in 10 minutes, so make sure to get your Early Bird tickets or Skybox before they are sold out!
If Sweden is a little bit far to attend, tickets are still available for the upcoming edition of DreamHack Masters being held in Las Vegas, be sure to grab your ticket here.
ABOUT DREAMHACK MASTERS
DreamHack Masters launched in 2016, as DreamHack’s first large-scale arena event, the first event took place in Malmö, Sweden in April 2016. The event serves as the ultimate experience for esports fans from around the world wanting to watch their favorite professional teams and players play on the biggest of stages.
The event offers various event experiences via different ticket tiers, ranging from a private skybox, to unique meetings with the attending teams and an exclusive premium zone with refreshments during the event, as well as expo area with stores including a wide selection of merchandise for attending teams.
DreamHack Masters is a touring esports championship that will visit different cities and venues with different game titles, depending on market and timing. In 2017, DreamHack will produce two DreamHack Masters events – both featuring CS:GO. More information is available on masters.dreamhack.com.
DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals in Sweden, DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. DreamHack also arranges festivals, events and competitions in several locations in Europe and North America.
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 2016 DreamHack had 233,000 visitors to its events and more than 135 million viewers who followed the live broadcast online. More information is available on www.dreamhack.com. DreamHack is a part of the leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information is available on www.mtg.com.