DreamHack has announced a partnership with City of Stockholm and Stockholm Live which will see the capital of Sweden be amongst the host cities of the DreamHack Masters going forwards.
The first event has already been announced at the Ericsson Globe between 1-2nd September 2018. It’ll undoubtedly be a sellout, with Sweden producing some of the finest Counter-Strike talent ever and squads like Ninjas in Pyjamas, Fnatic and GODSENT continuing to fly the Swedish flag.
Previous DreamHack Masters tournaments have had prize pools of $250,000 or more, and 16 teams competing at the tournament. Stockholm Live is the company that runs some of the most visited venues in the Nordics with the Ericsson Globe amongst them.
Marcus Lindmark, CEO & President of DreamHack AB commented in a release: “We are tremendously excited to head to Stockholm with DreamHack Masters. Stockholm is the home of the DreamHack headquarters and Stockholm Live has some of the best facilities available globally, so we are going to have everything at our fingertips to produce the best esport event and experience possible, for both viewers onsite and online”.
Marie Lindqvist, CEO of Stockholm Live added: “DreamHack, as pioneers within the esport community, is truly a great partnership for us at Stockholm Live. We are very honoured to host the DreamHack Masters in Stockholm next year, and also see this as an important strategic event in our desire to develop the esport event scene even further in Sweden”.
“It feels exciting and natural that DreamHack chooses Stockholm as a host city. Stockholm is one of the world’s most important tech cities, and we have established ourselves as a prominent event city. We have a long tradition of esports that we are now building on.” concluded Karin Wanngård (S), Mayor of Stockholm City.
Esports Insider says: We would be very surprised if this wasn’t sold out and absolutely raucous. Sweden is one of the “homes” of CS:GO. Here’s hoping some of the fan favourites qualify as a Swedish team on home soil in the capital will be fabulous to watch. Kudos to DreamHack for announcing this 9 months in advance, too.