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DreamHack to host four StarCraft II WCS Circuit Championships in 2017!

DreamHack is proud to announce that, in partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, we will host four stops of the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Circuit for the 2017 season. Each championship will feature $100,000 in prize money, online qualification and open signups! StarCraft II fans can be excited to visit DreamHack Austin, DreamHack Summer, DreamHack Valencia and DreamHack Montreal to participate and spectate in WCS 2017!

StarCraft has a long and storied history at DreamHack events, dating back to DreamHack Winter 2010 where Naama barely edged out MaNa to claim the first StarCraft II trophy in Jönköping. Since then, DreamHack events have always been high points of the year for the StarCraft II community, with a total of 30 champions capturing crowns on DreamHack stages! Next year, in addition to stops at DreamHack Austin, Valencia, and Montreal, StarCraft II returns to Jönköping for DreamHack Summer to cement its place in DreamHack’s lofty halls.

Each event will feature a $100,000 prize pool and will have open signups for all who meet the eligibility requirements for WCS Circuit events. Signups will open soon so be sure to stay tuned to DreamHack social media channels and StarCraft2.com/WCS. The winner of the events at Austin, Jönköping, Valencia, and Montreal will earn an automatic berth in the WCS Global Finals to be held at the end of the year, so there’s more on the line than ever before!

To earn a fully paid trip to compete live at DreamHack, each event will have 16 players coming directly from the WCS Challengers, where players from around the world compete on ladder and in tournaments to travel across the globe. Be sure to stay tuned for additional information about Challenger and how to earn your shot!

2017 Event and Tournament Dates

WCS Austin, April 28th-30th
WCS Jönköping, June 17th-20th
WCS Valencia, July 13th-15th
WCS Montreal, September 8th-10th

Interested in attending these events? Don’t wait, tickets are available now! Head on over to tickets.dreamhack.com to find information for the location nearest you, or to our sites for DreamHack Summer, Austin, Valencia, and Montreal, linked above.

For full details regarding the 2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series, see the announcement on StarCraft2.com/WCS.

About DreamHack

DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals in Sweden, DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. DreamHack also arranges festivals, events and competitions in several locations in Europe and North America.

The events are a platform for esport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and the Internet.

During 2015 DreamHack had 192,000 visitors to its events and more than 72 million unique viewers who followed the live broadcast online. More information is available on www.dreamhack.se, and you can stay up to date with StarCraft at DreamHack events with @DreamHackSC2 on twitter.

About Blizzard Entertainment, INC

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multifranchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-one #1 games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

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