Press Releases

(Update) DreamHack Comes to Austin June 1-3 - 5.11.2018 

DreamHack Returns to Austin June 1-3 - 3.21.2018 

DreamHack Announces 2018 World Tour Schedule – 12.9.2017 

Additional Recent DreamHack Press Releases Here 

Press Pass Registration

To apply for a complimentary press ID, please submit the following form (once for each member attending from your organization). UPDATE: We are able to accept last minute registrations on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please complete the form and we will send out a batch of emails each evening. We will also review registration requests Friday morning at 9am to send out a final batch. Please reach out to any of the press contacts listed in the footer of this page if you are arriving during the event (Friday 9am or later) and require press access. 


Venue Location

Austin Convention Center: Link
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

Event Schedule

Dates: Jun 1-3, 2018
Grand Opening Ceremony: Friday, Jun 1st 9:50-10:00am
Detailed Event Schedule: Announcement Prior to Festival
Esports Schedule: Announcement Prior to Festival
Hours: Opens 10am Friday – Open 24 Hours Saturday – Closes 6pm Sunday (Open 24 Hours a Day, 3 Days Straight)
DreamHack invites the press to request interviews with our leadership staff in the weeks prior to DreamHack Austin and during the event. Please reach out to any of the press contacts listed at the bottom of this page to schedule an interview.

Grand Opening Ceremony & Opening of Doors to Public

DreamHack leadership will gather alongside legislators, industry figures and professional gamers to celebrate opening day of DreamHack Austin 2018!
WHEN: Friday, Jun 1st, 9:50-10:00am
WHERE: Austin Convention Center (Main Entrance)

Media Assets

Photos of Previous DreamHack Events: Link
DreamHack Video Announcing 2018 Festivals: Link
DreamHack YouTube Videos: Link
DreamHack Logos & Guidelines: Link
DreamHack Images: Link
DreamHack approves editorial use of the photos linked above, including all content on the DreamHack Flickr page, as long as the name of the photographer is visible in the byline.

DreamHack Social Media Channels

Facebook: https://facebook.com/dreamhack
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dreamhack
Instagram: https://instagram.com/dreamhack
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/dreamhack
YouTube: https://youtube.com/dreamhack
Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/dreamhacklive
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamhack/albums
Discord: https://discord.gg/jHsZHuc 

Press Room Location

The Press Room is available to all press, including a quiet space with tables, chairs, power and high speed internet. Press Room location will be added here shortly before the festival begins. 

Venue Map

Venue map will be added here once it is finalized, shortly before the festival begins.

Interview Scheduling

DREAMHACK LEADERSHIP: If you would like to schedule an interview with DreamHack staff in the week leading up to the event, please send an email to one of the press contacts (listed below). If you would like to schedule an interview during the event with DreamHack’s Chief Product Officer and Director of Esports, Mike Van Driel, please send an email to mvd@dreamhack.com including a few time blocks that work for you (Fri-Sun). Mike will reply and schedule directly with you.

PLAYERS/PERSONALITIES: You are invited to approach players and personalities throughout the venue. Players in between matches are often on a strict schedule, but can sometimes fit in interviews. Once matches are complete for the day, they are typically more available. If you have a specific interview request, you can visit the stage associated with the player’s game and ask to speak with the head of that area. They may be able to introduce you to a player you’re interested in meeting. It is a good idea to reach out ahead of time via social media to players and their coaches/managers, to pre-schedule interviews.

Press Contacts

Melissa A.E. Sanders

404.909.6726 | melissa@watkinsmcgowan.com

Member of Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance | GEPRA | gepra.net

Kay Pinkerton

972.754.0346 | kay@pinkertonpr.com

Member of Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance | GEPRA | gepra.net

Justin Moskowitz

303.242.6670 | justin.moskowitz@dreamhack.com

DreamHack USA