Hi, today I say something about Dreamhack, one of the biggest event in Europe.
"DreamHack Sapphire AMD Championship sponsored by SteelSeries, EIZO and Sapphire AMD is the official StarCraft 2 tournament at DreamHack-events during 2011. Tournament consist of five tournament , one online and four offline (included qualifiers), and boost a total prize purse of 800 000 SEK – which equals around 120 000 USD. World’s best gamers will fight to play the Grand Final at DreamHack Winter 2011 24-27 November in Jönköping, Sweden. Tournament will have open qualifications and invite tournaments with professionals only. All the greatest matches will be broadcasted online by famous shoutcasters and eSports celebrities."-The main organizers
This year DreamHack is expanding, not only organizing their standard summer and winter tournament, but also three others. At 12 April we will see the second event, the Stockholm Invitational. He will kick off in the afternoon and will see a winner be crowned and take home little over €11.000 within a matter of hours! On top of that the two finalists will automatically qualify for DreamHack Summer, which will be held 18-21 June and will offer more than €20.000 in prize money.
On this event we will see the elite of Starcraft world. We would see, how e-Sport should to look.
Invited so far are:
-Min Chul “MC” Jang (South Korea, Protoss)
-Jonathan “Jinro” Walsh (Sweden, Terran)
-Greg "IdrA" Fields (USA, Zerg)
-Chris "HuK" Loranger (Canada, Protoss)
-Steffan "MorroW" Andersson (Sweden, Zerg)
-Aleksey "White-Ra" Krupnyk (Ukraine, Protoss) - Dario "TLO" Wünsch (Germany, Random) - We don't know actually
Of course, Dreamhack don't focuses only on the e-Sport. The event consists of several elements: Kreativ (many, many music and others performances), DreamStore (big electronics store) and DreamExpo (electronic fair).
You must see this!
Curio: DreamHack is the undisputed world largest LAN and at last Guinness world record there was 10 455 connected computers to network!! During 2009 DreamHack reached over 200.000 unique visitors with live activities around the World.
Source: fnatic.com, dreamhack.se