One of the popular Digital gaming festival – DreamHack, which holds a Guinness world record for the largest LAN party, is ready to set its foot in India. Nodwin Gaming, a subsidiary of Nazara Technologies, confirmed that it has joined forced with Viacom 18 to bring one of the world’s largest digital gaming events, DreamHack, to India.
The event will host LAN parties, BOYC (Bring Your Own Computer) lounges, and fan competitions with games like PlayerUnknown’sBattleGround (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. According to the Dreamhack India website, it will also have a whopping Rs. 1 crore prize pool too.
DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark said, “We are excited about entering another continent as DreamHack open its doors to the first DreamHack India event. The partnership with Nodwin Gaming helps us redefine professional gaming in India where we can offer something exciting and for millions of gamers across the region. This, we believe, will give the pro gamers the right setup to play at their full potential. Our goal is to build a healthy gaming ecosystem, and we look forward to helping build a successful and competitive event.”
The participants will also get a chance to meet and greet with international teams and gamers. This gaming festival will be a ticketed event, and tickets will be starting from Rs 399.
Sidharth Kedia, Head - Corporate Strategy Viacom18, said, “There is an avid gaming community in India and with Viacom18’s presence across live, digital and broadcast media along with a strong connect with the Indian youth, we are uniquely poised to leverage properties such as DreamHack in India and take e-sports to a larger audience base. We look forward to introducing this exciting property to Indian audiences.”
Akshat Rathee, Founder and CEO, Nodwin Gaming said, “DreamHack has always been the epitome of the celebration of gaming and esports globally and we are delighted to partner with Dreamhack on their Indian journey. Partnering with Viacom18 brings the synergy full circle. Their reach to the youth of our country is unparalleled and we look forward to the convergence.”
DreamHack is popular in North America and European regions, and this is for the first time that the event is being organised in Asia.