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DreamHack Open 2013 revealed

EIZO, Logitech G-Series and Kingston HyperX present DreamHack Open 2013 with five StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm tournaments across Europe. The world’s best StarCraft II gamers will have the chance to fight over the 1 200 000 SEK prize pool (equals $190,000) and to become the next DreamHack Champion.

DreamHack Open was launched last year and now returns to bring you some of the best tournaments and eSports shows in the world. DreamHack Open 2013 keeps the core from last year including the appreciated tournament format and the praised Playoff-Show with the final eight players battling it out in front of an on-site live audience and DreamHack’s unique live stream experience. Also, all matches will be live streamed in Free HD (720p) just like all DreamHack events in the past.

In addition to this, DreamHack will present many improvements for 2013. For example, all top 8 competitors will get prize money in all tournaments. Our main focus will be to create an even better experience for competitors and fans at each competition, including new Player Booths, a revamped Stage set-up and new broadcast/interview areas that will give the viewers at home a new broadcast experience with fewer breaks between matches.

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“DreamHack’s goal is to once again raise the bar on how to create world class eSports shows, expect a lot of new cool features for this year both with the show on location and new features never seen before”, says Robert Ohlén, CEO at DreamHack “We’re very proud to have EIZO, Logitech G-Series and Kingston HyperX supporting DreamHack’s premiere eSports franchise. They have all proven their passion for eSports and gaming but having them as sponsors of DreamHack Open 2013 are very thrilling for us.”

DreamHack Open 2013 kicks off in Stockholm, Sweden with its first tournament in Annexet, Globe Arenas. Tickets to the event and more information about the event will be released soon.

Five events
DreamHack Open Stockholm, 26-27 April, Stockholm, Sweden, Annexet,
DreamHack Open Summer, 15-17 June, Jönköping, Sweden, Elmia Fair
DreamHack Open Valencia, 19-20 July, Valencia, Spain, Feria de Valencia
DreamHack Open Bucharest, 14-15 September, Bucharest, Romania, Sala Polivalenta
DreamHack Open Winter, 28-30 November, Jönköping, Sweden, Elmia Fair

Prize money distribution – Total 1 200 000 SEK

DreamHack Open – 175 000 SEK at each event
Stockholm – Summer – Valencia – Bucharest
1. 60 000 SEK
2. 35 000 SEK
3-4. 20 000 SEK
3-4. 20 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK

Grand Finals of DreamHack Open – 500 000 SEK
DreamHack Winter 2013
1. 200 000 SEK
2. 100 000 SEK
3-4. 50 000 SEK
3-4. 50 000 SEK
5-8. 25 000 SEK
5-8. 25 000 SEK
5-8. 25 000 SEK
5-8. 25 000 SEK

The Open format explanation

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Sponsors of DreamHack Open
Show your support for the DreamHack Open sponsors who keeps supporting DreamHack and eSports. Visit their sites, like their Facebook pages and follow their Twitter accounts.

Eizo Nanao Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of high-end visual display products with a wide range of LCD monitors. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the products of choice in many financial trading rooms, hospitals, back offices, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and represented in over sixty countries by a network of exclusive distributors.

Website: http://www.eizo.se
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eizoglobal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EIZO_Global

Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Gaming is one of Logitech’s obsessions – we helped invent the gaming peripherals category and have been leading innovation in that area for years.

Website: http://www.logitech.com/gaming
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/logitechgaming
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LogitechG

Designed to meet the most rigorous demands of gamers, overclockers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts with ease, HyperX is the high performance product line from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior speed, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, 100% factory-tested Kingston HyperX memory modules, USB drives, cooling fans, and SSDs load games and applications in the blink of an eye. Check out how Kingston HyperX can optimize the performance of just about any rig at the Kingston website and see what we’re up to and participate in fun activities at Facebook. 

Website: http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingstontech

Legal information:
StarCraft®: Heart of the Swarm is the copyrighted product of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. © 2010 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.”

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