DreamHack San Diego 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Gamers around the world, get ready for the biggest gaming festival of the year. DreamHack San Diego is coming to town and the excitement is already in the air. The event will be held from April 7 to April 9, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center. This will be the first DreamHack festival of the year, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience for all gaming enthusiasts.

DreamHack is a global event that has gained a reputation for being the ultimate destination for gaming, digital culture, and esports. With its first appearance in San Diego, the festival will feature a range of activities and tournaments that will take the gaming experience to the next level. From the latest games and consoles to the best players and teams, DreamHack San Diego has something for everyone.

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Tournaments at DreamHack San Diego

One of the most exciting aspects of DreamHack San Diego 2023 is the numerous tournaments that will take place. These tournaments are a perfect opportunity for gamers to showcase their skills and compete for substantial prize pools. Below is a list of the tournaments taking place at DreamHack San Diego 2023.

DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite:

Gamers8 has announced three qualifiers for their upcoming Fortnite tournament in Riyadh. The first qualifier will be the DreamHack Open in San Diego, followed by DreamHack Dallas and Dreamhack Summer. Each qualifier will offer a prize pool of $250,000 USD. The DreamHack Open will be a Zero Build Duos, and it will be held for three days, beginning April 17th. Gamers who are interested in participating in the qualifier must purchase a BYOC LAN ticket in addition to the DreamHack ticket.

Fighting Games:

DreamHack will host several Fighting Games tournaments with a total prize pool of $100,000 USD. Gamers can participate in the tournaments for an additional $1 USD per tournament. Below are the tournaments taking place, along with their respective prize pools:

Brawlhalla (Singles and Doubles): $35,000 USD prize pool each

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Singles and Doubles): $5,000 USD and $1,000 USD prize pool, respectively

Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles and Doubles): $4,000 USD and $1,000 USD prize pool, respectively

Street Fighter V: $2,000 USD prize pool

Tekken 7: $2,000 USD prize pool

Guilty Gear Strive: $5,000 USD prize pool

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2: $1,500 USD prize pool

King of Fighters XV: $2,000 USD prize pool

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: $1,500 USD prize pool

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]: $1,500 USD prize pool

Skullgirls: $1,500 USD prize pool

RLCS Winter Major:

The Rocket League Championship Series is wrapping up its winter season with the Winter Major in San Diego. Sixteen top teams will compete for a $310,000 USD prize pool and a chance to qualify for the RLCS World Championship at the end of the season. Fans can watch the RLCS Winter Major by purchasing a DreamHack ticket and an additional $10 USD for guaranteed seating.

Snapdragon Pro Series Powered:

The Snapdragon Pro Series Powered by Samsung Galaxy is the world’s largest multigame mobile esports competition. Two competitive titles will be showcased during DreamHack San Diego, with a prize pool of $50,000 USD each. The games are Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars. The top teams from Brawl Stars will have a chance to secure a spot at the Snapdragon Mobile Masters at DreamHack Japan.

DreamHack San Diego Activities

Apart from the tournaments, DreamHack San Diego will have plenty of activities to keep attendees entertained throughout the three-day festival. The arcade, in partnership with ampm, will deliver the best arcade experience for gamers. It is free to play, and all you need is the DreamHack ticket. You can find the list of arcade games available in the event program.

The Ultimate Arcade Experience will be provided by DreamHack and ampm. Picture yourself surrounded by flashing lights, the chaotic sounds of arcade games, and the victorious cheers of players, all reminiscent of the arcade heyday of the 1980s. Best of all, it’s free to play with your DreamHack ticket. Check out the list of available arcade games below, which includes

  • DDR A20
  • PIU Prime 2
  • Initial D 8: Infinity
  • Crazy Taxi: High Roller
  • Chunithm
  • Jubeat
  • The Bishi Bashi
  • Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Donkey Kong
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • And more!

The Artist Alley will highlight the artist community in the gaming industry. You can find unique gaming-inspired items from stickers, pins, and soap to drawings, paintings, and wall art. The list of artists will be available in the event program.

The Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN area of the event is a restricted access and secured area where attendees can bring their computer or console. You will need to buy a BYOC LAN ticket to join in the fun. All tickets will secure your slot in the BYOC LAN with 24-hour, 3-day event access. The event will start from Friday, 10 A.M. PT to Sunday, 7 P.M. PT.

There are three levels of tickets you can purchase:

  • Regular BYOC LAN – $109USD
  • Premium BYOC LAN – $269 USD
  • BYOC LAN Founders – $599 USD

During the BYOC LAN, the attendees can also join a ton of tournaments. Here is the list of tournaments available:

  • DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite: $2,500 000 USD prize pool
  • Rocket League: $10,000 USD prize pool
  • Overwatch 2: $10,000 USD prize pool
  • VALORANT: $5,000 USD prize pool
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: $5,000 USD prize pool
  • Teamfight Tactics: $2,500 USD prize pool
  • Marvel Snap: $2,500 USD prize pool
  • Starcraft II: $2,500 USD prize pool
  • Fall Guys (daily tournament): $500 USD prize pool for each day

The Cosplay Competition will have a $3,000 prize pool and three categories: expert, artisan, and novice. The finals of the Cosplay Competition will be on the Main Stage on Saturday at 7 P.M PT.

DreamHack San Diego Tickets

DreamHack San Diego tickets are available now and can be purchased through the official DreamHack website. There are three different types of tickets available for purchase: BYOC LAN tickets, DreamHack tickets only, and VIP tickets.

BYOC LAN tickets are for those who wish to bring their own computer or console to the event and participate in LAN gaming. These tickets range in price from $109 USD for regular access to $499 USD for the BYOC LAN Founders package, which includes additional perks such as early access to the event and a swag bag.

DreamHack ticket only provides access to the event and all its activities but does not include access to the BYOC LAN area. These tickets cost $25 USD for a day pass, $69 USD for a three-day pass, and $149 USD for a VIP three-day pass.

VIP tickets provide access to the event, all its activities, and additional perks such as early access, fast-track entry, and an exclusive VIP lounge. These tickets cost $249 USD for a three-day pass.

DreamHack 2023 computer rentals and more

DreamHack San Diego 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience for gamers and esports fans alike. With a range of tournaments, activities, and exhibitors on offer, there’s something for everyone at this festival.

We are thrilled to offer rental services for the upcoming gaming festival. We understand that technology plays a critical role in ensuring the success of any event, and we are committed to providing the latest and most reliable equipment to help you make the most out of the festival. 

Our extensive range of products, from powerful gaming computers to high-quality monitors, can cater to your unique needs and requirements. With our competitive pricing, exceptional customer service, and timely delivery, we are confident that we can surpass your expectations and help you achieve your objectives at the gaming festival.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to explore our rental options and place your order.

Whether you’re a fan of Fortnite, fighting games, or Rocket League, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at DreamHack San Diego. So mark your calendars for April 7-9, 2023, and get ready to join the gaming community in San Diego for this exciting event!

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