DreamHack Canada and Bell renew esports festival partnership
Bell is the exclusive telecom partner for DreamHack Montreal 2018
[MONTRÉAL, August 7, 2018] DreamHack Canada is pleased to announce it has renewed its partnership with Bell as the headline partner of Canada’s largest esports festival – DreamHack Montréal 2018 – taking place September 7 to 9 at Olympic Stadium. Bell returns as the festival’s exclusive telecom partner for a third consecutive year.
DreamHack Montréal 2018 will be powered by Bell Fibe 20 Gbps dedicated Internet, connecting over 2,000 gaming systems for all elements of the event, including the BYOC LAN Party, PC/Console Freeplay, esports live broadcasts, the Streamer Studio and more.
In the DreamExpo, visitors can experience both the unparalleled speed of Bell Fibe Internet in a vast Fortnite Freeplay Area and the latest in mobile gaming on Bell smartphones, while the all-new Bell Fibe Stage will showcase presentations and performances by great talents in the gaming and music industries.
“Bell has been one of our key partners since the first DreamHack event held in Canada. They share our vision to constantly elevate the gaming experience at our events for attendees and we are honoured to count on their support for a third consecutive year,” said Simon Marin, President of DreamHack Canada.
“Bell is proud to provide the world’s best Internet technology for the world’s largest esports festival,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential Services. “Our all-fibre network offers the fastest Internet access speeds and the lowest latency for less lag and quicker ping times, ensuring the smoothest possible gaming experience.”
DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival, a meeting place for gamers, with major events hosted each year in Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, DreamHack’s core has always been the LAN party where attendees bring their computer from home and set up for 3 straight days of gaming. DreamHack’s festivals have grown organically over time, becoming a platform for esports, Internet and gaming culture, intellectual and creative competitions, live music acts, lectures by industry experts, celebrity content creators, cosplayers, DreamExpo Hall and much more.
DreamHack is also a production company, creating content focused on gaming, esports, music and arena events, for both traditional television and digital content networks. In 2017, DreamHack welcomed more than 250,000 visitors to its live events and its online esports broadcasts received more than 375 million views. More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services throughout the country. Bell Media is Canada's premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let's Talk Day and significant Bell funding of mental health care and access, research and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.