Dreamhack has announced that their prize purse for the 2011 in the amount of $235,000 (1.5 million SEK), 2.5 times greater than last years purse. The prize purse will be distributed over multiple events, including Dreamhack Summer and Dreamhack Winter.
Below is the official release from the Dreamhack organization:
DreamHack Winter 2010 was a true milestone as an event, attracting 17 768 visitors and renewing the world record as the Largest Computer Festival in the World with 13 292 unique computers in the network. DreamHack Winter also saw huge success on a global scale. Breaking records for international competitors, attendees and viewers made it the largest International event to date for DreamHack.
The DreamHack on Tour eSport finals culminated at the eSports arena ‘DreamArena Extreme’ with thousands of gamers live in the audience. Tens of thousands of gamers’ worldwide participated in 17 international qualifiers. 1, 4 million viewers from 92 countries followed the action from home, with SVT Play as the official broadcaster in Swedish. DreamHack crowned six new DreamHack-champions who competed for the 650 000 SEK Prize Purse.
2011 will be yet another historic year for DreamHack and its community by breaking the one million mark in prize money for eSports alone. Today DreamHack and partners are proud to present the sum of SEK 1, 5 million in DreamHack’s Prize Purse for 2011. The Prize Purse will be distributed over multiple events and the official tournament games will be presented shortly.
-The Prize Purse and tournaments will reinforces yet again DreamHack’s position as one of the leading eSports events worldwide. This year we will intensify our work around eSports, hold more qualifiers and focus on an even greater World Finals at DreamHack Winter in November, says Robert Ohlén, CEO of DreamHack.
First Official games to be announced live at Inferno Online, Stockholm, February 4th
Friday February 4th, DreamHack will participate in the launch party of the first Swedish eSports game ‘Bloodline Champions’ BLC. The presentation, party and exhibition tournament, with eSports stars such as TLO, SjoW and GeT_RiGhT, will be broadcasted online by LevelupTV. At 18.30 CET Stunlock Studios will present their Bloodline Champions eSports plans for 2011, and DreamHack will announce the first part of its 2011 eSports programme.
Make sure you don’t miss this, presentation and Livestream starts 18:00 CET.
More information about Dreamhack and its 2011 events can be found by clicking here.