Esports production company and tournament organiser DreamHack has cancelled DreamHack Anaheim 2022.
The event, originally scheduled for February 11th-13th 2022, will no longer take place due to ‘increased difficulties’ in hosting the event in a qualitative manner.
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The event would’ve been the first DreamHack event to take place in North America in two years. The organiser was also collaborating with 343 Industries to host the HCS North American Regional Championship. The Halo tournament is now expected to take place as a standalone event on the same dates.
Krzysztof Pikiewicz, Senior Vice President of Festivals at ESL Gaming, spoke on the cancellation: “We were all really looking forward to our first in-person festival in the United States in two years, so canceling DreamHack Anaheim was not an easy decision.
“DreamHack creates a space for our community to connect, explore, win, play, and be themselves through an interactive, gaming lifestyle experience and we simply didn’t feel like Anaheim would be able to live up to that in February. We are now focusing on DreamHack Dallas and DreamHack Summer in June and can’t wait to welcome our community back at those festivals.”