DreamHack events are some of the most exciting for esports fans. A huge convention featuring multiple huge tournaments as well as spectator activities ranging from a stream area, to cosplay and much more. If you haven't been to a DreamHack event, then that's something you have to add to the bucket list.
The upcoming DreamHack Leipzig, from 15-17 February 2019, plays host to several esport tournaments on differing scales.
Let us take you through the main ones.
DreamHack Leipzig marks the launch of something new for DreamHack: the DreamHack Pro Circuit, which includes four major Rocket League tournaments in Europe and North America.
In Leipzig, a $100,000 prize pool is up for grabs with four invited teams and four qualified teams (two EU, two NA) each looking to prove their worth and fill their pockets. As well as these, there will be an open bracket used to fill out the rest of the 32-team tournament.
In regards to the format, the tournament will start with eight groups of four teams each. The group is double-elimination and best-of-5, which then feeds into another
double-elimination group stage, with four groups of four teams each.
Finally, from here, eight teams advance to a single-elimination bracket and culminate in a best-of-7 grand final matchup. The winner takes home $50,000, the runner-up $20,000, 3rd-4th $10,000 and 5-8th split the remaining $10,000.
The only team announced to be attending on the day of publication is NRG.
The event can be viewed on DreamHack's official broadcast below
DreamHack Leipzig is hosting Hearthstone's "Win the Winter" event, a fully open tournament, no direct invites and every player – even those at the very top – has to prove that they deserve to be there and show up on the day.
Qualifiers will be held online in advance and at DreamHack Leipzig 2019. Registration is capped at 256 players, and a total of 32 players will be selected from this number.
Additionally, on the first day of the event, 32 participants can secure a tournament spot via the Offline Qualifier directly in the Hearthstone Area. These players battle the 32 online qualifiers to determine the top eight. At the same time, players in the LAN area will have the opportunity to win one of an additional eight spots.
The next round will take place on the second day, when the champions from the previous day and the eight LAN winners face off. The finalists will be determined on Sunday.
Players will need to bring their own devices with Hearthstone installed - such as a tablet, mobile phone or laptop - for most of the tournament rounds.
The following prizes await the top 8:
- 1st place: €5,000
- 2nd place:€2,000
- 3rd and 4th place:€1,000
- 5th through 8th place:€250
The event can be viewed live below: