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Press Pass Registration

By now you should have received your press pass emailed directly via Tixr. If you don’t see it, please check your spam folder for “Tixr” and you should find it. If you still can’t find it, you can email for assistance.

To apply for a complimentary press pass, please fill out the following form (once for each member attending from your organization).

Register for a Press Pass

Important Links & Basic Schedule

Full Event Schedule / Download App: Here
Event Map: Here
Press Details: Here
Event Overview: Here
Press Releases & Photos: Here
Photos Albums: Here (will be added during weekend)
Press Room: 310 (Third Floor)
Parking: Here (All parking is managed through the GWCC. We do not have a dedicated lot.)

Dates: Nov 16–18, 2018

Friday: 10AM–Midnight
Saturday: 10AM–Midnight
Sunday: 10AM–8PM
Expo Hall: Noon–8PM Daily

Registration Desk:  Fri/Sat 8AM–10PM | Sun 8AM–3PM

Venue Open 24 Hours for 3-Day pass Holders

BYOC Attendee computer drop off time begins at 9AM on Friday

Full Event Schedule

Visit and download the DreamHack App to view the full event schedule: (adjust times to Eastern)
News: (recent news/event updates)
Additional Info/FAQ:


– 8:45am-9:30am: Press Introduction to DreamHack Atlanta [Panel Room 312]
– 9:45am-10:00am: Grand Opening Ceremony / Doors Open / DreamHack begins! [Expo Entry]
– 10:00am-6:00pm: Collegiate Fortnite [Main Stage]
– 12:00pm-8:00pm: All Esports Stages Live & Expo Hall Open
– 12:00pm-8:00pm: Panels All Day [Rooms 312 & 313]
– 12:20pm-7:20pm: Indie Game Presentations [Indie Stage]
– 6:30pm-8:00pm: Meet & Greet: EDM Artists – Details to be Confirmed [Community Zone]
– 7:30pm-11:30pm: EDM Concert – Slushii, Kill the Noise, Riot & Echobreaker [Main Stage]
– 12:00am-2:00am: Anna and the Apocalypse – Midnight Horror Film [Main Stage]
– Venue Open 24 Hours/Day for 3-Day Pass Holders


– 10:00am: Doors Open to Single Day Pass Holders
– 10:00am-5:00pm: Collegiate League of Legends Grand Finals & Grudge Matches [Main Stage]
– 12:00pm-8:00pm: All Esports Stages Live & Expo Hall Open
– 12:00pm-8:00pm: Panels All Day [Rooms 312 & 313]
– 12:20pm-5:00pm: Indie Game Presentations [Indie Stage]
– 12:30pm-7:00pm: Meet & Greets [Community Zone]
– 1:00-3:00pm: Hi-Rez Cosplay Contest Winners on Stage (timing will vary) [Smite Stage]
– 6:00pm-8:00pm: Game Pitch Championship Finals [Indie Stage]
– 5:30pm-6:00pm: Sony Keynote Address [Main Stage]
– 7:00pm-8:30pm: Cosplay Championship [Main Stage]
– 9:00pm-11:30pm: Hip Hop Concert – Mick Jenkins, London on da Track & STLNDRMS [Main Stage]
– 12:00am-2:00am: Slice – Midnight Horror Film [Main Stage]
– Venue Open 24 Hours/Day for 3-Day Pass Holders


– 10:00am: Doors Open to Single Day Pass Holders
– 10:00am-4:00pm: Collegiate Clash Royale and High School Fortnite & CS:GO [Main Stage]
– 12:00pm-8:00pm: All Esports Stages Live with Grand Finals & Expo Hall Open
– 12:00pm-8:00pm: Panels All Day [Rooms 312 & 313]
– 12:20pm-7:00pm: Indie Game Presentations [Indie Stage]
– 12:30pm-7:00pm: Meet & Greets [Community Zone]
– 4:30pm-5:00pm: Sony Keynote Address [Main Stage]
– 8:00pm: DreamHack Atlanta Ends
– 9:00pm-12:00am: DreamHack Atlanta Closing Party [Tabernacle]


  • Hi-Rez Expo’s $1 Million SMITE World Championship (including PC & Console)
  • Hi-Rez Expo’s $300,000 Paladins World Championship (including PC & Console)
  • $300,000 Halo Championship Series Finals
  • $100,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
  • $100,000 Brawlhalla World Championships
  • $33,000 Fighting Game Championships (FGC) with prizes spread across Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Soul Calibur 6 and more
  • $15,000 Hearthstone Grand Prix
  • $10,000 Halo 3

DreamHack is partnering with The American Video Game League (AVGL), High School Esports League (HSEL) and Twitch’s Twitch Student program to host high school and college esports matches on the Main Stage. The series will include a League of Legends tournament, based on a nationwide, online qualifier. Games will include Fortnite, League of Legends and Clash Royale, all featuring regional school rivalries. The events will all be livestreamed exclusively on Twitch (

University teams represented include: Clemson University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, Kennesaw State University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, Rutgers University, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina (Charlotte and Chapel Hill), University of Kentucky and more.




  • The Cosplay Championship will reach a new level with celebrity head judge Yaya Han joining the team — who hails from Atlanta.
  • The Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta this year means more cosplay action than ever before, thanks to the additional arrival of the Hi-Rez Cosplay Contest.


  • DreamHack is also bringing horror genre films to the lifestyle festival, including the screening of two feature-length horror films — “Anna and the Apocalypse,” at midnight on Friday; and “Slice” on midnight, Saturday.
  • In addition, the festival will host ongoing showings of horror shorts from the Atlanta-based horror anthology, Fear Haus.


  • Celebrity Meet & Greets in the Stream Studio / Community Zone. Check the schedule for full details on when each personality will be present.

Opening Day: Friday, November 16


Media Q&A | 8:45am | Panel Room 313 (floor 3)

Please note the festival will host a MEDIA Q&A on Friday morning.

  • Brief remarks from leadership representing DreamHack, Hi-Rez Studios / Skillshot Media, AVGL College Esports, High School Esports League (HSEL), Turner’s ELEAGUE, Axis Replay / Esports Week Atlanta, Save the Children and more.
  • Media attendees will have the opportunity to meet, hear from and ask questions about the weekend of everything gaming under one roof.
  • Due to increased security, we suggest arriving 1 hour EARLY to check in and receive your press credentials from the Press Registration desk.
    • Friday 8am-9:45am Only – If you arrive during these hours to attend the morning press events, we will have a staff member running rapid check-in and you can walk to the front of the line near Omni to meet them. After 9:45am, wait in the normal security line and check-in after security at the Press Registration Desk (also a shorter line).

Opening Ceremony | 9:45am | Expo Hall Main Entrance (first floor, down escalators)

The festival will also host an OPENING CEREMONY and PHOTO OP at the main entrance to the festival (doors at the bottom of the escalator).

  • Photo opportunity will include leadership from the Media Q&A, plus local legislators and more
  • The festival will open to the public at 10am


DreamHack Main Entrance:
Located at entrance between Omni and Georgia World Congress Center Building A.

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Itnl Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Media Assets

DreamHack Atlanta Press Kit

DreamHack Video Announcing 2018 Festivals

DreamHack YouTube Channel

The press kit linked above contains general information, a selection of event photos, and assets for both DreamHack Atlanta and HRX.

More event photos from all DreamHack events can be found on Flickr. The photos are free to use under the guidelines stated in the press kit.


If you are attending and have interview requests, photo requests, footage requirements, need results of tournaments, or anything else for your stories, please contact a member of the DreamHack PR team listed at the bottom of this page.

During the event — if you haven’t already pre-scheduled a meeting with an esports player or team —  attempting to contact the team manager or player directly via social media (or email listed in their social media profile) should always be the first course of action. Include as much information as possible in your message (who you want to talk with, what about, when you are available to talk with them, etc). Consider that it is often difficult to arrange interviews during the event and they are best arranged ahead of time, but can sometimes be requested on location.

Press Room

The Press Room is located on the third floor in room 310. After security, proceed down the escalators from the fourth down to the third floor. Walk straight to the end of the atrium hallway and the press room will be on the right side, room 310.

Additional press details are available here.

Social Media Channels









Interview Scheduling

If you would like to request an interview with our leadership staff in the weeks prior to the festival and during the event, please reach out to any of the press contacts listed at the bottom of this page.

Melissa A.E. Sanders


Member of Georgia Entertainment
PR Alliance | GEPRA |

Justin Moskowitz


DreamHack NA

Per Sjölin


Press and PR Manager
DreamHack HQ








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