August 10, 2020

DreamHack Postpones All Events to 2021

Today, DreamHack announced plans to postpone all remaining esports festivals and events in 2020. All esports events planned for 2020 move to 2021 due to COVID-19. Those events include Rotterdam, Hyderabad, Atlanta, Winter, and Madrid festivals, in addition to already postponed events in Dallas, Summer, and Montreal. But the company isn’t leaving the competitive field. […]

May 14, 2020

DreamHack creates CS:GO Regional Open Summer tournaments

For esports events organizers, these past few months have been really tough. From canceling live events to shifting their focus to online play, nothing has been easy. At least, these delays give some time for teams to focus on rebuilding, improving, and adding the finishing touch to their rosters. The coronavirus pandemic is also a […]

February 18, 2020

The Meteoric Growth of Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the greatest modern case studies on how to build an esport. Last weekend, the Six Invitational dominated streaming platforms with over 5 million hours watched over the entire event. The year-over-year growth of Rainbow Six is a testament to Ubisoft’s focus on competitive gameplay, willingness to implement community […]

February 13, 2020

DreamHack’s Place in the Esports Ecosystem

In these days of franchised esports leagues commanding massive buy-ins for slots, the third-party tournament organizers that drove esports for years are in tough spots. DreamHack has long been an esports mainstay with tournaments happening around the world, but the scope of games possible for DreamHack events in is slowly dwindling. Mike Van Driel provides […]

December 31, 2019

Will Astralis dominate IEM Katowice again?

Danish powerhouse Astralis will bid to reassert their dominance over the CS:GO scene when they head to IEM Katowice on February 25. Dev1ce, dupreeh, gla1ve, Magisk and Xyp9x ended 2019 in their usual positions at the top of the HLTV world rankings after storming the Berlin Starladder Major. That provided the catalyst for a string […]

November 26, 2019

India: A Unique Growth Opportunity for Mobile Esports

The fast-growing esports industry brings visuals of professional players wearing team jerseys and sitting in front of computers. However, the Asian esports market is seeing the rapid expansion of mobile gaming. An esports segment that lagged behind PC gaming for a long time but has shown healthy signs of growth with battle royale games. Mobile […]

November 22, 2019

Emerging esports markets in 2020

If one reads this site, it’s unlikely that they’d need to be convinced of how big esports is becoming. The industry is expected to top $1 Billion in revenue this year. Its events regularly have millions of dollars on the line and as many viewers watching where they’ll land. Yet, for all its potential, esports’ […]

November 18, 2019

Brazil to Reportedly Host the First CSGO Major of 2020

The upcoming CS:GO Major will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a DBLTAP report. ESL is one of the top CS:GO event organizers and Brazil will be ESL’s seventh CS:GO Major, the most by a single company. The last ESL CS:GO Major was the IEM Katowice 2019, a widely acclaimed event for […]

November 11, 2019

2019 SMITE World Championship predictions

DreamHack Atlanta starts Nov. 15 and that means it’s time for Smite fans to get ready for the SMITE World Championship! The Free-to-Play Massive Online Battle Arena game Smite pits heroes, gods and demi-gods from the world’s various pantheons in a five vs. five clash. From Zeus, Thor, Osiris or Ganesha to Baron Samedi, Olorun […]

November 5, 2019

The local roots of Smash Bros. esports

Strolling through the corner of DreamHack Rotterdam reserved for fighting titles, it’s easy to tell that something different is going on here. Rows of tables filled with bright, old-fashioned screens and a miscellany of electronics fill the space. Where in other hallways gaming competitions are trying to mimic major sports events, the scene here is […]

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