DreamHack postpone remaining 2020 live events
DreamHack have announced they will be postponing the rest of their festivals until the end of the year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this year DreamHack had to move its flagship DreamHack Masters tournament online, which was scheduled to take place at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Open stops in Valencia and Montreal were also called off soon after.
As the world still struggles with the coronavirus crisis, the Swedish TO has now announced that all live events until the end of the year will be moved online, affecting the DreamHack stops in Rotterdam, Hyderabad, Atlanta, Jönköping (Winter) and Madrid.
“This has been a very different year for everyone, but we are fully committed to bringing our festivals back in 2021", said DreamHack Co-CEO Marcus Lindmark. "DreamHack will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), as well as other national health authorities for guidance on resuming our festivals. Until then, we will continue to innovate so we can connect with our fans through great content.”
DreamHack is currently running their ongoing Open Summer series online, with divisions in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, and will hold the last RMR tournament of the year in Europe as well as another DreamHack Showdown for female teams in the fall.
“We at DreamHack stay committed to offering the best esports events for our fans and followers, even if it needs to be in an alternate format for now,” said DreamHack Chief Product Officer Michael Van Driel. “In order to bring these events to our fans, DreamHack’s tournaments will continue to be offered online. It is very important that these tournaments still be played, which provides esports players with great opportunities while also giving viewers entertaining esports to enjoy from all around the world.”
The affected events and their originally scheduled dates are:
DreamHack Rotterdam (October 16-18)
DreamHack Hyderabad (October 31-November 1)
DreamHack Atlanta (November 13-15)
DreamHack Winter (November 27-29)
DreamHack Madrid (December 11-13)