DreamHack Delhi 2019 has been announced and will be held once again in partnership with NODWIN Gaming and Viacom 18. Here’s everything we know!
Note – All image credits in this news story go to their respective image owners which are NODWIN Gaming, DreamHack, and BookMyShow. The featured image is a creative illustration by the author.
Tickets, Dates, and Venue
This year’s DreamHack will be held at the NSIC Exhibition Ground, New Delhi. This is in the NSIC Estate and according to Google Maps, quite close to the Okhla NSIC Metro Station.
Dreamhack Delhi 2019 will be a three day gaming fest held on December 6th to December 8th, 2019. Tickets start at 499 INR and go all the way to 4999 INR for the Super Epic BYOC. Here are all of them so you can decide which one to get. Tickets are now available BookMyShow!
Tournaments & Prize Pool
DreamHack Delhi 2019 will have a CS:GO Invitational Tournament with national & international teams being invited. The prize pool of this invitational tournament is $55,000 USD, that’s 390,000 INR. We’ll keep you updated with the schedule and the teams that will be competing at the tournament, so stay tuned!
Last year, Team Bravado won the DreamHack Mumbai CS:GO Invitational by beating Team Signify. Team Mineski were the Dota 2 Champions at the Dota 2 invitational tournament, beating out Team Neon Esports. There were some other competitions too including the KO Fight Nights, Mobile Cricket Championship, PC Modding, and Cosplay.
This year’s DreamHack will not be having a Dota 2 Invitational Tournament, only the CS:GO tourney. The BYOC LAN Party will be happening, with a total of 400 seats being available. There’s going to be a three day long LAN Party where gamers can bring their gaming setup, consoles, mobile phones and have fun with their squad.
They can also compete in BYOC & BYOD Tournaments with 360,000 INR & 240,000 INR Tournaments respectively. The BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) Tournaments will be for games like CS:GO, Dota 2, PUBG (we don’t have a confirmed list yet) while the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Tournaments will be for console games & mobile games.
Retro and table-top games will also be happening at DreamHack Delhi 2019 and these have their own prize pools of 100,000 INR for table-top games and 75,000 INR for retro games. The popular streamers that attend DreamHack Delhi will have an exclusive streaming zone at the venue too. There’s also going to be cosplay performances, live music performances by artists, and a merchandise store for gaming apparel & collectibles.
“We at DreamHack are happy to return to the great gaming country of India. Last year’s festival in Mumbai was historical as it was the first DreamHack festival ever to be held in Asia.
India has a very strong gaming community, which we got to experience first hand during last year’s event. This makes DreamHack Delhi a natural next step in our effort in making the DreamHack experience the perfect culmination of the gaming year in India.”
– Marcus Lindmark, co-CEO of DreamHack
This year’s DreamHack Festival is shaping up to be quite exciting, just like last year’s event. One thing I’m really hoping to see is the organising team improving on the problems that were present at last year’s DreamHack festival – which included network issues for BYOC Gamers, the streaming platform ‘Voot’ having unstable streaming, disorganisation of match scheduling, and a few other issues. DreamHack Mumbai 2018 was still an absolute sensation to attend for everyone we talked to at the venue, but the issues were real and I hope won’t be present at the upcoming DreamHack Delhi 2019.
What do you think about DreamHack Delhi 2019? Are you planning to attend? Let us know down in the comments!