DreamHack is coming to South East Europe! We are very proud to announce that the world’s largest digital festival will have an event in Romania – DreamHack Balkan – which will will cover the countries in the Balkan region of Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia.
The event will be organized by PGL (Professional Gamers League) and will take place between 29 and 30 October in Romania, featuring the best Counter-Strike 1.6 and StarCraft II players in the Balkan area.
The DreamHack Balkan 2011 event will start with National qualifiers in all participating countries, where the best Counter-Strike teams and StarCraft II players will be selected, and it will continue at the regional final in Romania.
The main attraction of DreamHack Balkan will be the Counter-Strike tournament, based on the most played game in the entire South Eastern Europe. The second official tournament will be organized for StarCraft II one that will select a rising star in the StarCraft II scene to compete in the DreamHack Winter 2011 event. Alongside the two official tournaments, the Balkan event will also feature side events for other games.
The best 2 Counter-Strike teams from DreamHack Balkan will compete in the Dreamhack MSI BEAT IT tournament, which will take place during DreamHack Winter 2011 (24-27 November, Jonkoping, Sweden).
The Dreamhack MSI BEAT IT will feature the following prizes:
1. 100,000 SEK + 5x MSI GT780 Laptops
2. 50,000 SEK + 5x MSI Motherboards
3. 30,000 SEK + 5x MSI Graphic cards
4. 20,000 SEK
There will be 16 participating teams in the MSI BEAT IT tournament, selected from qualifiers around the world:
01 SK Gaming – Invited DreamHack Summer 2011 Champions
02 DreamHack South Europe 16-17 September LAN
03 Beat IT Europa Qualifier 1 24-25 September Online
04 Beat IT USA Qualifier 1-2 October Online
05 Beat IT Europa Qualifier 2 8-9 October Online
06 Beat IT SEA Qualifier 15-16 October Online
07 Beat IT Europa Qualifier 3 22-23 October Online
08 Beat IT Europa Qualifier 4:1 28-31 October Online
09 Beat IT Europa Qualifier 4:2 28-31 October Online
10 Beat IT Europa Qualifier 4:3 28-31 October Online
11 DreamHack Balkan 29-30 October LAN
12 DreamHack Balkan 29-30 October LAN
13 DreamHack Qualifier TBA LAN
14 DreamHack Qualifier TBA LAN
15 DHW11 BYOC Qualifier 24-25 November LAN
16 DHW11 BYOC Qualifier 24-25 November LAN
The StarCraft II winner of the DreamHack Balkan will compete in the DreamHack Sapphire AMD Championship during DreamHack Winter 2011 which will feature a 400 000 SEK prize purse.
More information about the local qualifiers in the Balkan region will be sent out by the PGL partners in the following days. Watch http://dreamhack.pgl.ro for more informations
DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival and holds the official world record as world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records. During 2009 DreamHack reached over 200.000 unique visitors with our live activities around the World. DreamHack holds several festivals each year, BYOC Qualifiers and expos. The Spring Season ends with the Season Finals at DreamHack Summer and the Fall Season ends with DreamHack Winter. The major festivals take place during 4 days, 24-7. All of DreamHack’s festivals are alcohol and drug free and open to all ages
About PGL :
PGL is Romania’s biggest e-sport organization. Its activities go all year round, since 2002, consisting of national championships and qualifiers for the world’s biggest e-sport events. The largest PGL event is the Romanian Counter-Strike league, where hundreds of teams are competing each season for fame and prizes.