Swedish production company DreamHack has announced a long-term partnership with Rotterdam Ahoy, an event location in the Netherlands.
As a result of this deal, DreamHack will launch DreamHack Rotterdam as part of Rotterdam Ahoy’s Rotterdam Games Week in October 2019.
The event will run from October 18-20th, including a DreamHack Open CS:GO tournament with $100,000 (£76,090.50) up for grabs, as well as a gaming expo, cosplay competitions, panel meetings, and a LAN party.
Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack said the following in a statement: “We are looking forward to working with the people of Ahoy and are very confident that we have both found the right partner and the right venue for our event in the Benelux. Rotterdam Ahoy has a great track record in organising and hosting prestigious events and has moreover proven to have the same ethos of getting things done in a high standard and cooperative way.”
Other upcoming DreamHack events that have been announced include DreamHack Atlanta on November 16-18th, DreamHack Winter in Jönköping on November 30th to December 3rd, DreamHack Sevilla on December 14-16th, and DreamHack Leipzig on February 15-17th in 2019.
Jolanda Jansen, CEO of Rotterdom Ahoy also discussed the partnership: “Sport and entertainment are in our DNA. We have the long-term vision and ambition to set up an annual international event in the field of e-sports and gaming, in Ahoy and in the city of Rotterdam. Over the past period, we have spoken to many parties in the market – from publishers to gamers – and received much positive feedback, encouragement and cooperation. We have the confidence that together with DreamHack we are starting a new tradition, and will as Ahoy organisation, give much priority to the further implementation of DreamHack Rotterdam and Rotterdam Games Week.”
Rotterdam Ahoy already has experience in the esports industry, hosting the European Spring Finals for League of Legends in 2016.
Esports Insider says: DreamHack runs plenty of great events, and adding Rotterdam as a new destination not only gives CS:GO fans another tournament to enjoy but it opens up DreamHack to an entirely new location. It’s nice to see Rotterdam Ahoy come back to the industry in an increased capacity after hosting the EU Spring Finals two years ago.