DreamHack has officially confirmed that it will expand to North America with an event in Austin, Texas.
The multi-purpose Austin Convention Center is the venue selected to host DreamHack's first event outside of Europe, which was teased in a video released by the Swedish company on Sunday.
DreamHack Austin, which will run from May 6-8 2016, will feature "all the core content pillars" that have made DreamHack one of the most popular event organisers in the world, including international esports tournaments, it was confirmed.
The Austin Convention Center will host DreamHack's first event in North America
DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark stated that the company had long wished to expand to North America and revealed that a second event in the continent could be announced soon.
"DreamHack is a global phenomenon and our esports tournaments already have hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe, with the United States always being the country having the most viewership," Lindmark said in a statement.
"It’s been our ambition to expand to North America for a very long time, and today we are thrilled to get the ball rolling by announcing a date and venue for our first event.
"It’s our ambition to host a second event in another region of North America in 2016 as well, we are very excited to keep ramping things up."
For more information about DreamHack Austin, check out the event's official website. Early bird LAN and visitor tickets will be available on September 15.