DreamHack is a gaming party and we expect you to bring that same esports hype to the dance floor. This year's lineup is locked and ready to blow your mind!
Hailing from Chicago, the Pakistani electronic sister duo Krewella are active vocal inspirations through their music and editorials. Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf represent empowerment: personified work ethic that transcended racial and gender stigmas to achieve their dreams. From heavy rock and dance influences, the girls burst onto the scene as female pioneers of a male-dominated industry. Their bold fashion and rebellious swag inspired their obsessed following, affectionately self-named as the #KREW.
With almost 10M in social following, they have inspired millions of current youth to chase their dreams. With a platinum hit ‘Alive’, their evolution into a live rock / dance hybrid act spotlights Krewella’s rare ability to play both acoustic live sets and raucous Las Vegas club residencies. They are one of the more unique music performances and experiences, and are primed to break new ground that no South Asian act ever has.
Electronic duo Pegboard Nerds concocted exuberant future bass fit for dancefloors, bright anime, or kinetic video games (a major influence on their visual aesthetic). Their sound — a little future bass, a little dubstep, a lot of chiptune — was the inspired amalgam of Alexander Odden (Norway) and Michael Parsberg-Hansen (Denmark), a pair of producers whose stage name is an anagram of their last names.
Starting in 2005, they released a string of EPs and remixes, including a pair of collaborations with Splitbreed. A decade into their pairing, they started a campaign in 2015 called Operation Pink Cloud, aimed at ending breast cancer. The Pink Cloud EP featured guest turns from Max Collins, Johnny Graves, and Jonny Rose. Their fourth EP, Nerds by Nature, arrived in early 2017 and debuted in the Top 15 of Billboard’s Electronic Albums chart.
A moniker with a unique brand of EDM, Tokyo Machine combines endearing Japan-infused, 8-bit sounds with vicious, heavy basslines. His music has earned millions of plays, featurings in video games and TV, thousands of die hard fans all over the world and the support from the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Slushii, Herobust and dozens more.
Since his debut show at EDC Las Vegas in 2017, Tokyo Machine has established himself as a chiptune stage-beast, who, alongside his little Tokimon friends, steals the show on every continent.
Earn major points in the Sumo Sphere Arena powered by Real Life Games this year at DreamHack Austin! Use massive inflatable zorb spheres to represent your clan in a free-for-all sumo style match. Run, push, jump and roll your way to victory from the inside of your ball by knocking opponents out of the competition floor.
Each side starts with five sword wielders whose goal it is to get the Maceball from the opposing team and score a point in the opposing team’s bucket. As players make their way down the field and are tagged “out” they go down on a knee and a Healer player comes onto the field and takes their sword to the next player waiting in line. The round is over when the Maceball is scored into the opposing team’s bucket without being tagged out!
DreamHack Faction War
Now you can compete against other attendees in more than just video games. To be eligible to play, all participants MUST sign up with a DreamHack representative at the faction registration table in the Activities area. The two Activities Austin will host this year are Sumo Sphere and Maceball.
Pick your faction and battle one another for points, prizes and more.
Faction War Prize Wall: Compete in the DreamHack faction war Sumosphere, MaceBall to earn you faction points. These points can be redeemed at the prize wall located at the "Faction Hub". Be on the lookout for pop up quests to earn additional points. Click the More Information below to find out more about Sumosphere and Maceball.