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Dreamhack enters partnership with Rotterdam Ahoy

DreamHack and Rotterdam Ahoy are happy to announce the signing of a long-term partnership, bringing the world’s largest digital festival to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dreamhack Rotterdam will be a part of the Rotterdam Ahoy run esports and gaming event Rotterdam Games Week, that will take place in October 2019.

DreamHack Rotterdam, taking place from 18 to 20 October 2019, is at the heart of Rotterdam Games Week and will feature a DreamHack Open championship in the game Counter-Strike: Global Offense with a prize pool of one hundred thousand dollars, a gaming expo with a lot of interaction, cosplay competitions, panel meetings and a bring your own device LAN party. In addition, pre-events will be organised where, for example, fans can jointly watch finals of esports tournaments. In cooperation with the city of Rotterdam and other stakeholders, Rotterdam Ahoy is working on further components for the Rotterdam Games Week.

"Sport and entertainment are in our DNA”, says Ahoy CEO and initiator Jolanda Jansen. "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 has previous experience from the esports scene as they, back in 2016, hosted a sold-out European final of League of Legends. It was the starting signal for an own event in the field of esports and gaming, for which the foundation has now been laid with the cooperation with DreamHack.

DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark is pleased with the new collaboration on the DreamHack calendar. "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.”

DreamHack Rotterdam kicks off on the 18th of October 2019 and runs over three days. For additional information on the event and Rotterdam Games Week, visit

www.rotterdamgamesweek.com

Photo: Adela Sznajder