started in November 1994 when Kenny “K2-ICE” Eklund and Martin “DH_admin” Öjes rented the local school cafeteria in the small city Malung and invited their computer entusiast friends to join them for a week end of coding and hacking. Today DreamHack is the worlds largest digital festival, the indisputable largest LAN party in the world with over 56,000 visitors, 23,425 unique devices in the network and close to 10 000 visitors who enjoy DreamHack with their own computer. DreamHack is also a world class esports event, DreamExpo, cosplay and a celebration on all things Internet happening several times each year all around the world.

Buy your tickets to DreamHack Winter 2016 at: tickets.dreamhack.se

Note: DreamHack Winter 2016 is open for all ages but can contain content like tournaments, exhibitors and partners showing games and other material not suitable for all ages.


– November 24-27th
– Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
– Open 24/7
– 10 000 LAN seats
– World class esports
– Cosplay
– DreamExpo
– and much much more activities around the clock

DreamHack Winter 2016 is arranged November 24-27th 2016 at the Elmia Fair in Jönköping, Sweden. The festival is open 24/7. We expect over 50 000 visitors to DreamHack Winter 2016.

Important times for DreamHack Winter 2016
Doors open: 08:00, Thursday 24th November
Opening ceremony: 16:00, Thursday 24th November
The network goes down: 08:00, Sunday 27th November
The electricity cuts to the table rows: 08:40, Sunday  27th November
All participants must be out of Elmia: 10:00, Sunday 27th  November


Table Seat Standard – 999 SEK
Table Seat Express Entrance – 1069 SEK
Table Seat 20 Plus Section – 1399 SEK
Table Seat 20 Plus Premium – 2020 SEK
Event Pass – 600 SEK
Day Pass – 200 SEK


– The world’s largest digital festival
– Alcohol and drug free, open for all ages
– Computers, Internet and digital culture


– The world´s largest LAN party
– Over 23,000 unique devices
– Hype level: 100

DreamHack is the undisputed world largest LAN with multiple Guinness world records. At DreamHack Summer 2016 there was 20 592  unique connected devices in the DreamHack network.


– Innovative company’s
– DreamStore
– Goodies
– Competitions
– Gaming
– Fun activities

In our DreamExpo you will find many of the largest an most innovative company’s showing of the latest hardware, gaming gear, games and gadgets often with great fun and activities like shoot outs, giveaways an mush more. Meet developers, pro gamers, politicians, teachers and often even celebrities. All in the DreamExpo in hall B.


– Professional and amateur tournaments
– First Person Shooter
– Real Time Strategy
– Fighting Games
– Console

DreamHack arranges a lot of Esport tournaments for all audiences ranging from casual and fun to real hard core attracting professional players. All major genres like Moba, Team FPS, Duel FPS, Racing, Fighting, Sports, Music and strategic games are featured. Most of the tournaments are open for everybody and often starts in the BYOC area then moves on to a tournament area. The final for the main games is played in front of thousand of people on some of our dedicated esport stages, the main stage or DreamArena Extreme.


– Stream Area
– Retro Zone
– Show games and show matches
– Speedrunning
– Fan Zone – Meet and great esport and stream celebrities


– World class cosplays competitions
– World known cosplay stars


– Festival deals
– Gadgets
– Fan Wear
– Hardware, Software, gaming gear and much more

DreamStore is DreamHacks festival store with great offers on hardware, software, games, gadgets and game gear. All major brands are represented. Its not uncommon that product launches are made during our big festivals at Elmia in Jönköping. In lobby syd you can find the official DreamHack Merchandise Store where you can find all DH-products and some other great stuf from our partners. DreamHack Merchandise Store is opened 24/7


– Competitions
– Live esport
– Give aways
– Promotions

During the festival we produce several of hundreds of live entertainment on our many stages. DreamArena offers the worlds best esport and lectures from game developers, politicians and other Internet or media personalities. The main stage offers live music, crazy competitions and also a lot of content from our partners. Most of the content is live streamed by us or members of the media.


DreamHack Summer 2017 – June 17-20th
DreamHack Winter 2017 – Nov 30 – December 3rd

DreamHack Summer 2018 – June 16-19th
DreamHack Winter 2018 – Nov 29 – December 2nd

More events to be announced!


DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. The events are a platform for eSport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and the Internet. During 2014 DreamHack had 104,000 visitors to its events and more than 15 million unique viewers who followed the live broadcast online. More information is available on www.dreamhack.se


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