The world’s largest gaming festival DreamHack arrives in India with its first edition in Mumbai
The World’s largest gaming festival - DreamHack arrives in India with its first edition slated to take place in Mumbai from 21-23 December 2018 at NESCO, Mumbai. This first Asian edition of DreamHack has Rs 1 Crore in prizes and is organised by NODWIN Gaming, a pioneer in e-sports and a subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Ltd. (Nazara) and Viacom18, India’s fastest growing media and entertainment network, and supported by Monster and HyperX. The festival is also supported by Alienware and Dell Gaming.
DreamHack editions have been staged in cities worldwide including Atlanta, Valencia, Marseilles and
Stockholm. The digital festival brings gamers and digital natives together for a for a three-day weekend of competitions - featuring the world famous 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party, e-sports gaming tournaments and Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC). Tech enthusiasts will also have a chance to get their hands on the latest innovations in technology and gadgets at the DreamExpo which is one of the biggest gaming exhibitions in the country, where innovative companies such as HyperX, showcase the latest hardware, gaming gear, games and other gadgets. To be held across 5 stages - DreamHack Invitational Stage, KO Fight Night Stage, PUBG Stage, Mobile Cricket Championship and Performance Stage the festival includes massive prize pools and merchandise giveaways.
The inaugural edition of DreamHack in india will feature leading games such as DoTA, CSGO, KO Fight Nights and Mobile Cricket. Participants, anticipated at over 15,000, will also get a chance to meet
international teams and gamers such as Mineski, Energy Esports, Stryker X and DSN, enjoy competitions in the streamer zones and participate in a challenging Cosplay competition. Popular cosplay artists Cinderys, Han Jones and Lily on the Moon will also be present at the festival.
In a quest to ensure the festival showcases something for everyone, the event will also host a ‘Retro Zone’ featuring arcade machines with classic games such as PacMan, Contra, Mario brothers and many more from the yesteryears. Traditional card and board games will also put Foosball, Monopoly and Dungeons & Dragons in the limelight at the festival.
The 72-hour gaming marathon will also feature top electronic music acts including Shaan, Sartek, Zenith, Spindoctor, DJ Ishani and DJ Skip. There will also be performances by stand-up artists Sorabh Pant, Saurav Mehta, Azeem Banatwalla and Niveditha. "At NODWIN Gaming we are incredibly excited to bring DreamHack to India. As the leading gaming event worldwide, DreamHack has broken many firsts, right from the first biggest LAN event to the first-biggest BYOC party, and we are delighted to break another first bringing this festival to India”, says Akshat Rathee, Founder and CEO, NODWIN Gaming. “NODWIN Gaming and Viacom18 partnering together to bring the world’s biggest digital festival to the country is indeed a milestone for our gaming industry”, says Gautam Virk, Chief Content Officer, NODWIN Gaming. “To have an event of this magnitude, we at NODWIN Gaming feel pleased to give back to our community of gamers and pop culture fans in a grand fashion.”
Tickets for the festival are available on Bookmyshow. Tickets begin from Rs. 499 onwards.