April 7 – 9
San Diego, CA

NEW

YEAR CITY DREAMHACK EXPERIENCES ADVENTURES

DreamHack San Diego 2023

April 7 – 9, 2023
San Diego Convention Center

prepare yourself, san diego.

dreamhack is coming.

It’s time for San Diego to experience a gaming festival that’s out of this World. Bring your friends and gather at the San Diego Convention Center in April!

Watch the best esports tournaments, or maybe you want to join in! You can bring your own PC to the event and game all weekend long – with no breaks! Cosplay contests and meet ups galore all on the festival floor, as well as an action filled expo, an artist alley and more.

THE EARLY BIRD

CATCHES THE FISHSTICK

Early bird tickets are out live! If you want the best deals on your ticket, make sure to grab yours before we move onto our next wave in early 2023.

WHAT CAN I DO AT DREAMHACK?

It’s time for San Diego to experience a gaming festival that’s out of this World.  Bring your friends and gather at the San Diego Convention Center in April!

WATCH THE WORLD'S BEST ROCKET LEAGUE TEAMS

The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Winter Major is heading to sunny San Diego! The final three days of competition will be welcoming a live crowd in to cheer on the top Rocket League teams from around the world.

WATCH THE BEST AT SPS

Are you a Brawl Stars or Clash of Clans fan? Then we got some BIG news for you. The Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge tournament finals will be held AT DreamHack San Diego!

COSPLAY: WATCH,
MEET, AND COMPETE

Watch the cosplay championship live! Checkout amazing cosplayers competing to be our next champion! Meet your favorite cosplayers at the cosplay corner or on the show floor.

EXPLORE THE EXPO

Engage in booth challenges to earn swag, set high scores, and level up your DreamHack experience. Our expo is filled with fun activities by our incredible partners. It’s safe to say this is an area you don’t want to miss!

JOIN THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BYOC LAN

Come game ALL. WEEKEND. LONG. Play as much as you want! A place to hang with your friends or find new ones. You bring your PC. We bring the action.

$100,000 UP FOR GRABS IN FIGHTING GAMES

DreamHack San Diego features tournaments for more than 10 games. Compete in our FGC tournaments for well-deserved cash prizes!

COMPETE IN OUR
MTG TOURNAMENT

We have tournaments every. single. hour. for Magic: the Gathering live at San Diego. What are you waiting for?! Come check it out and compete!

PLAY ALL DAY
IN THE FREEPLAY

Don’t need to bring your rig to game all day at our Freeplay!

You have the chance to play and compete in fun competitions at the Freeplay area and experience games new and old.

50+ ARCADE MACHINES? WE GOT THEM!

Our arcade cabinet area is the ultimate destination for gamers and fun seekers! With a wide variety of classic and modern games, an arcade cabinet area offers an immersive and exciting gaming experience like no other.

COMING SOON 👀

This is a secret, stop trying to snoop and find out tsk tsk hehe. Nothing wrong with being sneaky but this time there isn’t anything hereeeeee.

WHAT CAN I DO AT DREAMHACK?

It’s time for San Diego to experience a gaming festival that’s out of this World.
Bring your friends and gather at the San Diego Convention Center in April!

WATCH THE WORLD'S BEST ROCKET LEAGUE TEAMS

The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Winter Major is heading to sunny San Diego! The final three days of competition will be welcoming a live crowd in to cheer on the top Rocket League teams from around the world.

WATCH THE BEST AT The Snapdragon Pro Series

Are you a Brawl Stars or Clash of Clans fan? Then we got some BIG news for you. The Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge tournament finals will be held AT DreamHack San Diego!

COSPLAY: WATCH, MEET, AND COMPETE

Watch the cosplay championship live! Checkout amazing cosplayers competing to be our next champion! Meet your favorite cosplayers at the cosplay corner or on the show floor.

JOIN THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BYOC LAN

Come game ALL. WEEKEND. LONG. Play as much as you want! A place to hang with your friends or find new ones. You bring your PC. We bring the action.

$100,000 UP FOR GRABS IN FIGHTING GAMES

DreamHack San Diego features tournaments for more than 10 games. Compete in our FGC tournaments for well-deserved cash prizes!

EXPLORE THE EXPO

Engage in booth challenges to earn swag, set high scores, and level up your DreamHack experience. Our expo is filled with fun activities by our incredible partners. It’s safe to say this is an area you don’t want to miss!

COMPETE IN OUR
MTG TOURNAMENT

We have tournaments every. single. hour. for Magic: the Gathering live at San Diego. What are you waiting for?! Come check it out and compete!

PLAY ALL DAY IN THE DreamHack FREEPLAY

Don’t need to bring your rig to game all day at our Freeplay!

You have the chance to play and compete in fun competitions at the Freeplay area and experience games new and old.

50+ ARCADE MACHINES? WE GOT THEM!

Our arcade cabinet area is the ultimate destination for gamers and fun seekers! With a wide variety of classic and modern games, an arcade cabinet area offers an immersive and exciting gaming experience like no other.

GET CHEAPER RATES on YOUR

HOTEL rooms

We have negotiated with local hotels to secure a limited number of hotel blocks with a cheaper rate.
Go lock in your cheaper hotel room today!

FAQ

FESTIVAL INFO

DreamHack is an immersive gaming experience where the community comes to life. At our festival, you come to experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and high school gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay, art, activities, expo, screenings and more.

We’ll be at the San Diego Convention Center in Halls D through to H.

Until we announce anything, consider its status unknown. If you cannot find what you’re looking for on our website, then assume it’s not yet announced or it will not be happening at this time.

The festival hours are the following:

  • Friday, 10am – 1am
  • Saturday, 10am – 1am
  • Sunday, 10am – 7pm

 

For BYOC LAN visitors, you have the following access:

  • Friday, 9am – Sunday, 7pm

You can explore the expo area between the following hours each day:

  • Friday, 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday, 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday, 10am – 5pm

 

The rest of the festival continues though! More activities happen past 7pm on Friday and Saturday up until 1am.

Join our Discord and talk to one of our reps! You can also contact our reps at support@dreamhack.com if you prefer email.

ATTENDEE INFO

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and a parental or guardian waiver must be signed when collecting your tickets for anyone under the age of 18.

As much as we love animals, they’ll have to remain at home. The only animals allowed inside the building are service animals.

Both IRL Streaming and recording footage is allowed and encouraged at DreamHack. However, it’s important to be respectful of our visitors! If, when you are IRL Streaming or filming, and a visitor asks you not to film or otherwise feature them in your IRL stream, you must cease filming them immediately. If you are IRL Streaming and not following this policy, you will be asked to leave the event.

While we do not go out of our way to record people, you may be caught in videos used for marketing purposes. Please read section 6.8 on our rules page for a full breakdown of our video and photography rules.

Yes! Simply head on over to our Hotels & Travel to access the hotels we’ve worked to get you a reduced rate. Do remember these are limited and are first come, first serve.

You can explore the expo area between the following hours each day:

Friday, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

TICKETING info

You can buy tickets directly from our ticket page. We do not condone the selling of tickets on third party websites – if you do buy from them be careful as we cannot confirm their validity.

DreamHack tickets are non-refundable. The only circumstance for a ticket refund is if the event is postponed.

You might have decided to upgrade your DreamHack experience and we want to support you, so send an email to support@dreamhack.com and they can assist.

There may be some tickets or ticket types that aren’t upgradable.

You will receive a full refund within 60 days of the original event dates.

Children aged 5 and under are able to attend the festival for free.

Yes, ticket registration desks will be open until 8PM daily.

Yes you can! Make sure to select the option on Tixr with the blue banner before you login and use your credit or debit cards to confirm your payment.

Journalists may contact the Office of Press Operations via our Press Accreditation site.

Yes – simply head on over to our Military Discount Application Form and apply and we’ll get back to you within 10 day if you’re applicable.

The only place that can assist with ticketing is our support line: support@dreamhack.com

byoc lan

There is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area at our event where you can join in our BYOC tournaments, and play games all weekend long.

You can find more information about the BYOC LAN on it’s own page but we’d recommend the following:

  • Your gaming rig: PC, monitor, mouse, keyboard, headphones, and other peripherals. Don’t forget the cables!
  • Powerstrip extension (with multiple power outlets)
  • Ethernet/network cable (about 25′)
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle – don’t forget to hydrate!
  • Extra comfy clothes

You’ll be able to select your BYOC LAN seat on February 22nd. More info to come soon.

SECURITY & SAFETY

Make sure to check out the festival rules list so you know exactly what you can and cannot do at the festival.

While we cannot discuss all aspects of the security measures we implement at our festivals, you can read more information about what is and is not allowed at the festival through section 1 on our rules page.

Previous dreamhack festivals

Head to our Flickr page for more behind the scenes

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