The HCS NA Regional Championship will Take Place as a Stand-Alone Event

The previously-scheduled in-person event for 2022 — DreamHack Anaheim (February 11-13) has been cancelled. The decision was made due to increased difficulties in hosting the festival in a qualitative way.

“We were all really looking forward to our first in-person festival in the United States in two years, so canceling DreamHack Anaheim was not an easy decision,” said Krzysztof Pikiewicz, SVP of Festivals, ESL Gaming.

“However, DreamHack creates a space for our community to connect, explore, win, play, and be themselves through an interactive, gaming lifestyle experience and we simply didn’t feel like Anaheim would be able to live up to that in February. We are now focusing on DreamHack Dallas and DreamHack Summer in June and can’t wait to welcome our community back at those festivals.”

HCS NA Regional Championship
DreamHack has been working intensively with its partners at 343 Industries to offer the North American Regional Championship —  originally planned to take place at DreamHack Anaheim — as a stand-alone event on the same dates at the same venue.

ESL Challenger
Information about the ESL Challenger event, previously planned at DreamHack Anaheim, will be released at a later date.

All DreamHack Anaheim ticket holders will be refunded and will also be offered free entry to the NA Regional Championship event.

2022 festival schedule
The full schedule of global DreamHack festivals for 2022 is available at