DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, and Challengermode, the world’s most accessible digital arena for competitive gaming, jointly announce an official multi-year extension of the tournament platform partnership first signed in 2018. The partnership reaffirms their collaboration and commitment to enhancing competitive gaming, with an extra focus on the grassroots and community level esports across the globe.
Using Challengermode’s unique community and tournament organization tools, DreamHack will be able to strengthen their online engagement efforts, activating and monetizing their fans on a daily basis in addition to their regular high-level esports productions such as the DreamHack Masters and their classic gaming and LAN festivals.
"DreamHack has always been about bringing value to our community, and having Challengermode as a platform partner has enabled us to do that online in a scale we couldn't before. We look forward to expanding DreamHack Weekly and support the grassroots esports communities with even more competitions in CS, PUBG, LoL, and Dota 2 - with more games to come."
- Michael Van Driel, CPO of DreamHack.
During the past year, DreamHack has hosted several online tournaments and qualifiers through Challengermode such as the “DreamHack Weekly”, a series of popular tournaments for CS:GO and PUBG exclusive to Challengermode. The open qualifiers for DreamHack’s Nordic Championship in League of Legends, and formerly in CS:GO were also run on Challengermode through the Nordic National Esports Leagues for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, with the top two teams from each country qualifying directly into the Nordic Championship playoffs.
“We couldn’t be more excited to extend our partnership with DreamHack after all the great stuff we’ve done together. DreamHack is one of the most prominent tournament organizers in the world and has also become a great partner for us throughout various endeavors. With DreamHack’s unique track record and our platform technology we are in a unique position to offer some truly revolutionizing esports and gaming experiences over the coming months and years.”
- Robel Efrem, CEO of Challengermode
Having just added the classic game Dota 2 to the platform during the summer, Challengermode and DreamHack recently launched a new weekly series of exclusive Dota 2 tournaments with a total of €9,000 in prizes, that’s been running throughout August and September of 2019 and will be followed by additional tournament series in more game titles throughout 2019 and 2020. Fans of DreamHack will be invited to partake in these tournaments and community-based events with special prizes and follower-only features available through Challengermode.
Challengermode is a Swedish tech company working on a competitive gaming platform that offers the most accessible competitive gaming experience for professional and non-professional gamers alike. Working closely with game developers, brands and tournament organizers, the Stockholm based company provides an esports platform built to combat a growing disconnect within the esports industry.
Having hosted more than 36 000 tournaments through the platform, Challengermode is now offering its tournament administration tools to various organizers, enabling national-level, corporate and collegiate grassroots esports competitions around the world with the aim to build a bridge between amateurs and professionals and provide a clear path to the top.
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018.