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News > EVENT > DreamHack Kick-off Event 2014 January 24

DreamHack Kick-off Event 2014

DreamHack will start 2014 with a bang in the beautiful city of Gothenburg where we visit Gothenburg Concert Hall, home of The National Orchestra of Sweden, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. DreamHack will host a StarCraft II showmatch in the main hall where over 1200 people can be seated. In the match, we’ll see the DreamHack Open Champion Young Seo ‘TaeJa’ Yun from Team Liquid face off versus one of Swedens absolute top players, Marcus ‘ThorZaIN’ Eklöf from Team EG who is the ESPORTSM Champion from 2011/2012 and DreamHack Open Winner from the stop in Stockholm 2012. The show match features a prize pool of $5,000.

The whole week in Gothenburg leading up to the showmatch is filled with gaming and esport! The Swedish esport championship, ESPORTSM, hosted by Inferno Online & DreamHack is arranging the third stop of the 2013/2014 season on Saturday January 25 in Stenhammar salen, matches in FIFA14, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive & Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.

Do you like Skyrim, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Journey, Dead Space & L.A. Noire? if so, don’t miss SCORE the premier game music concert series on January 23 and 25 at the Gothenburg Concert Hall with The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, also called “one of the world’s most formidable orchestras” by the Guardian, and vocals by soprano Sabina Zweiacker, presented by Orvar Säfström.

The DreamHack Showdown: TaeJa vs. ThorZaIN

DreamHack Open 2013 Champion Young Seo ‘TaeJa’ Yun and the Swedish Runner-up of ESPORTSM 2012/2013 Marcus ‘ThorZaIN’ Eklöf will face each other in a showmatch 24th of January in Gothenburg Concert Hall. The match will be played best-of-5 on-stage with high-profile casters and the winner will get $4,000.

The Golden Star Award Ceremony

After the showmatch, the CEO of DreamHack, Robert Ohlén, will also award Yun “TaeJa” Young Seo with the ‘The Golden Star’ for his accomplishment of being the one and only player that have won three DreamHack Open events in StarCraft II.

Reveal & more details about DreamHack 2014 plans

Also, DreamHack will invite a group of sponsors, partners, media partners, teams and friends to Gothenburg to reveal our event and eSports plans in 2014. Before the showmatch DreamHack will present all plans in-detail in a private gathering, and at the start of the Showmatch, DreamHack will present more details about their upcoming year on-stage and in the livestream.

Ticket is needed for the Score Concerts and the Showmatch. You can find them here: www.gso.se. All ESPORTSM activities are free.

Schedule of activities – Friday 24th of January
19.00 – Door’s open (Gothenburg Concert Hall, Main Hall) – Tickets
20.00 – ThorZaiN vs. TaeJa (Gothenburg Concert Hall, Main Hall) – Tickets
22.00 – After-party (TBA)

Schedule of activities – Saturday 25th of January (Stenhammarsalen)
09:00 – ESPORTSM Door’s open
09:45 – FIFA14 – Registration closed
10:00 – FIFA14 – Group Stage Starts
10:30 – SSFIVAE – Registration closed

11:00 – StarCraft II – Qualification Match 1
11:00 – SSFIVAE – Group Stage starts
11:30 – FIFA14 – Group Stage #2 starts
12:00 – StarCraft II – Qualification Match 2
12:00 – League of Legends – Semifinal 1

13:00 – StarCraft II – Round of 8 1
13:00 – FIFA14 – Playoff starts
13:00 – SSFIVAE – Playoff starts

14:00 – StarCraft II – Quarter Final 2
14:00 – Counter-Strike:Global Offensive
15:00 – StarCraft II – Semi Final 1

16:00 – StarCraft II – Semifinal 2
16:00 – League of Legends – Semi final 2
16:00 – FIFA14 – Semi finals

16:00 – Live broadcast at Aftonbladet.se
16:30 – Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition – Final
17:30 – FIFA14 – Final.
18:00 – Counter-Strike:Global Offensive – Semifinal 2

19:00 – StarCraft II – Final.
20:30 – League of Legends – Final.
20:30 – Counter-Strike:Global Offensive – Final – Map 1
22:30 – Counter-Strike:Global Offensive – Final – Map 2 & 3

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