DreamHack Open 2013: Stockholm

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DreamHack is once again preparing to bring you exciting, world-class StarCraft II competition. If Thorzain’s victory at last year’s DreamHack Open in front of his hometown crowd in Stockholm, and last year’s World Championship Series Europe Finals (produced by DreamHack), are any indication, Dreamhack Open 2013: Stockholm is bound to deliver some epic eSports action.

We’re very excited to share that this week’s DreamHack Open will be our first Tier 1 WCS-partner event. What this means is that the top 16 finishers this weekend will receive points toward the year-long chase for seeds at this year’s StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals at BlizzCon in November. The winner at DreamHack Open this weekend will become the first leader in the WCS points chase. The graphic below depicts how points are distributed in the World Championship Series.

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The first DreamHack Open 2013 event kicks off in Sweden this weekend, April 26–27, at the Annexet, Stockholm Globe Arena. If you want to see the action but can’t get to Stockholm, DreamHack Open will be broadcast in HD, free of charge, on the official Dreamhack livestreamThis year it’ll feature shoutcasting from Shaun “Apollo” Clark and Dan “Artosis” Stemkoski. Evil Geniuses’ Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson, and Dennis “Take” Gehlen, best known from HomeStory Cup, will host the event.

Drop by the DreamHack site for more information on the event, including how to get tickets, more information on the shoutcasters, the first players to be announced, and more! We’ll also be promoting the tournament with a link to the stream from within the StarCraft II game client over the weekend.

Event Details

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DreamHack Open 2013: Stockholm
Venue: Annexet, Stockholm Globe Arena
When: April 26–27
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Find out more about the venue and the organizers at the official site!

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