first timer’s guide to BYOC

This article is for all newcomers joining us for the first time this winter! Here you’ll find what it means to have a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) ticket, packing tips, and other useful info like sleeping and storage options.

What is included in the BYOC Ticket?

A BYOC ticket holder will receive one table reservation and a basic chair. You will be provided with one electrical socket and one internet port. You will need to bring an internet cable (we recommend a minimum of 10 meters to be safe) and powerstrip to be able to plug in both computer tower and monitor. If you forget these, they will be available for purchase at the DreamHack store at the festival.

How do I select my seat?

The purchasing of a BYOC ticket and selecting a seat are two separate processes. See the seatmap here. Please follow the steps in our help section if you are unsure on the seat-selection process.


BYOC

  • Entrance to the festival from Thursday November 28th at 12:00 (12PM) to Sunday 20:00 (8PM)
  • 100 mb/s network uplink
  • Table dimensions 83x60cm and 80cm high
  • Simple chair
  • Participate in all open BYOC tournaments

BYOC 20+

  • Entrance to the festival from Thursday November 28th at 12:00 (12PM) to Sunday 20:00 (8PM)
  • Exclusive 20+ LAN area
  • Free coffee 24/7
  • Access to exclusive 20+ lounge
  • 100 mb/s network uplink
  • Table dimensions 83x60cm and 80cm high
  • Padded chair
  • Participate in all open BYOC tournaments
DHW14-LAN-Gabriel Kulig

WHAT TO BRING

  • Personal computer with all cables
  • Screen and associated cables
  • Mouse, mousepad, keyboard
  • Headset or headphones
  • Network cable, about 10 meters
  • Power strip, so you can connect all your devices
  • Game console and controllers
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EXTRA THINGS YOU CAN BRING

  • Your own office/gaming chair if you want to sit comfortably. DreamHack provides simple chairs
  • Computer security lock, cables and padlock. Secure your hardware!
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Pillow
  • Sheets and towel
  • Flashlight, find your stuff in the dark
  • Duct tape – solves everything

Check out Komplett’s video below with an essential packing list and hacks to make your BYOC experience even more special!

BYOC-breakdown

PC/Monitor Rental

You’ll be able to rent a PC & screen on our ticketing platform Tixr. Limited quantity left!

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Travel & Accomodation

You can get to our festival venue by car, train/bus or plane. See our instructions here.

You’re welcome to sleep in our sleeping halls, or book a hotel near the venue.

Photo Credit: Kim Ventura (https://hanmedkameran.kimventura.com)

Wardrobe & Storage

There are two storage facilities at DreamHack, one small and one medium/large. See opening hours, how and what you can hand in here.

Photo Credit: Kim Ventura (https://hanmedkameran.kimventura.com)

Festival rules

Full general rules can be found here. There you can see what we allow, disallow, video & photography terms, etc.

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