Montréal, February 28, 2018 – After two successful years for the esport festival DreamHack Montreal, the 2018 edition is moving to the Olympic Stadium to meet the growing demand from video game enthusiasts.
From Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, DreamHack Montreal, Canada’s largest esport gathering, will be held in the iconic amphitheater of the avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, host of the 1976 Olympic Games. This change of venue will allow the DreamHack team to support the growing popularity of the esport in the country, as well as presenting new content for all visitors.
For Simon Marin, President of DreamHack Canada, “The Olympic Stadium is the perfect venue for our 2018 edition. It gives us more space and more flexibility to add new activities to the festival, all in an internationally recognized place. We will be able to reach a wider audience in order to democratize electronic sports in Canada.”
“We are very happy to welcome DreamHack Montreal,” said Johanne Thibodeau, Director of Development, Events and Corporate Customer Service at the Olympic Park. “This kind of mainstream event fits directly into the future of our facilities. This is a first in the history of the Olympic Park, to receive a major festival of esport, which illustrates the great flexibility of the stadium, which can accommodate events of all kinds,” she continues.
An Enhanced Event
For its 2018 edition, DreamHack Montreal will present a multitude of international competitions of esport, a space including more than twenty exhibitors of the game industry, as well as a huge BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area that can accommodate up to 1500 players. New areas will also be offered to visitors, details will be announced shortly.
This year, DreamHack Montreal 2018 will present more than ten different tournaments, more than half of which will be open to public, including:
Missharvey ambassador for DreamHack Montréal
Finally, DreamHack Canada would like to introduce the arrival of professional esport player Stéphanie “missharvey” Harvey, five-time Champion of Counter-Strike, as the ambassadors for the event. “ I am really happy to be the spokesperson of this edition! It gives me great pleasure to promote an esport event in Quebec and I hope to see you there in September for the first time at the Olympic Stadium! “, said Stéphanie Harvey.
Tickets will be on sale on March 7th on TicketPro.
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.
About the Olympic Park
Roger Taillivert’s bold architectural creation, the Olympic Park was built both for the presentation of the 1976 Summer Olympics, and to host the Montreal Expos, which stayed there for 27 years. Since its inauguration, it has welcomed more than one hundred million visitors.
The Olympic Stadium, with its 56 000 seats, is the only place in Quebec that can accommodate more than 20 000 people at large indoor events.
Its quadrilateral, considering its facilities and its hundred partners on site, is attended by four million visitors each year. Generators of more than 2500 jobs and the international symbol of Montreal, the Olympic Park is an important engine of economic and tourist development.
41 years after its construction, the Olympic Park is an architectural ensemble with an undeniable heritage value, particularly from a historical, emblematic, architectural and urban point of view.