DreamHack has since partnered with Major League Gaming (MLG) and the Electronic Sports League (ESL) in November 2012 to help achieve growth and expansion of the North American and European gaming markets. These collaborations feature things like universal rankings and uniform competitive frameworks, among others.
DreamHack esport leagues draw top players from all around the world, with a cumulative prize pool of over $300,000. Hundreds of distinct video streams of the tournament are available on the Internet. The majority of them cover gaming contests. These gaming events have taken place in Stockholm and Jönköping (Sweden), Tours (France), Bucharest and Cluj (both Romania), Valencia and Seville (Spain), London (England), and Leipzig (Germany).
Fortnite is essentially at an open competition. Throughout contest days, any player is welcome to join and see if they can get to the top of the rankings. It is a fantastic way to bring people together for more spontaneous competitions. There is also a possibility to be paired with a professional player; thus, there will be much pressure on every participant.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)
When it comes to this game in the DreamHack'sDreamHack's tournaments, Sweden has been dominating the competition. Ninjas in Pyjamas have won six times, including the DreamHack Masters Malmo in 2016 and the Astro Open in Valencia in 2012. Likewise, Fnatic has won six DreamHack tournaments, including the DreamHack Tours in 2015 and 2012, DreamHack Bucharest, and DreamHack Summer 2015.
The DreamLeague, formerly known as the Dota All-Stars before becoming renamed DreamHack, is now perhaps the most prestigious Dota 2 tournament globally. Even though Asian teams are dominant on a global platform, DreamHack competitions allow European and North American teams to also compete for the top prizes.
Although it was released in 2010, StarCraft 2 soon became a popular game at DreamHack tournaments. Naama (Finnish) won the inaugural competition at DreamHack Winter the following year after the inauguration. The game has become a regular feature at summer and winter DreamHack competitions. It has also been included in DreamHack Open tournaments owing to its newfound success.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm boasts protagonists from other Blizzard brands, including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings, and Overwatch. After its release in 2015, it made its DreamHack premiere at DreamHack Bucharest. The European TeamLiquid won the PGL Spring Champions of the Storm 2015. The popularity of this game in DreamHack has constantly been growing. BeGeniuses ESC received over $5,000 in prize money for winning the DreamHack Tours 2017.
Other games in DreamHack tournament
Legend of leagues, Super Smash Bros., Smite, Street Fighter V, Heroes of Newerth, and Mortal Kombat XL have contributed to the DreamHack circuit's success. Despite not having the same financial support as games like Dota 2 and not participating as prominently as other games, these games are still significant components of DreamHack'sDreamHack's success as they continue to slowly gain popularity.