DreamHack San Diego unveils full slate of esports programming

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Esports production company and tournament organiser DreamHack has unveiled its full list of esports programming for DreamHack San Diego, taking place April 7th – 9th.

The event will be headlined by the Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major. Moreover, DreamHack San Diego will feature the Snapdragon Pro Series North American Challenge finals, a Fortnite tournament and DreamHack Fighters, among others.

The event will mark the first time that a DreamHack event will take place in San Diego, California, with the showcase being hosted in the San Diego Convention Center, a venue made famous by the San Diego Comic-Con. According to a release, the total prize pool for the DreamHack San Diego — the company’s first event of the year — will be around $1m (~£830,000).

The RLCS Winter Major is a $310,000 (~£257,000) Rocket League tournament and the first Major of the RLCS season. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon Pro Series North American competition will include Brawl Stars and Clash of Clans finals with a prize pool of $100,000 (~£83,000).

The esports segment of DreamHack San Diego will be rounded up with a $250,000 (£208,000) Fortnite tournament which will be available for all BYOC (bring your own controller) ticket holders.

Lastly, DreamHack Fighters will feature a Brawhalla $70,000 (£58,000) esports tournament and a total of 14 other tournaments in a large number of fighting games, including Tekken, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros and others.

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The tournaments will be joined by a large lineup of other activations, such as the screening of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, and the launch of Dream Big, an initiative to raise autism awareness.

A large-scale DreamHack Magic tournament will also take place with a total prize pool of $130,000 (~£108,000).

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.