DreamHack Winter 2015 is quickly approaching! The world’s largest digital festival will be heading back to Jönköping, Sweden from November 26th-29th, 2015. Today, DreamHack is extremely excited and honoured to announce the DreamHack Winter 2015 Legacy of the Void Championship, featuring 24 competitors fighting for a share of $50,000 in prize money.
The epic conclusion to the StarCraft II trilogy will be officially released on November 10th—just after BlizzCon 2015—and we’re super excited to be hosting one of the first major Legacy of the Void tournaments. In a shift from the typical DreamHack Open tournament format, DreamHack Winter will feature 24 competitors, who’ll qualify through a combination of regional-based qualifiers, and wild card invitations. The winner will take home a massive $20,000 prize cheque, as well as earning bragging rights as one of the first big Legacy of the Void tournament champions!
“StarCraft II is part of our esports DNA at DreamHack. DreamHack Winter already has an iconic StarCraft legacy, and we’re thrilled to be holding a major Legacy of the Void tournament there,” said Michael Van Driel, International Esports Manager at DreamHack. “This will be one of the first premier Legacy of Void tournaments, and we’re excited to see who comes out on top!”
DreamHack’s tournament format will consist of 5 wild cards and 19 qualifier slots, primarily focused on Europe, but with open qualifiers for Oceania and America as well.
1st – $20,000
2nd – $10,000
3rd – $5,000
4th – $3,000
5/6th – $2,000
7/8th – $1,500
9-12th – $1,250
Americas Qualifiers – 2 slots
Oceanic Qualifiers – 1 slot
Western Europe Qualifiers – 6 slots
Northern Europe Qualifiers – 4 slots
Eastern Europe Qualifiers – 4 slots
Southern Europe Qualifiers – 2 slots
Western Wildcard – 1 slot
Korean Wildcard – 4 slots
The first day of DreamHack Winter 2015 will feature the action-packed group stage, as all 24 players contend for the top places across 4 groups. The next day, the top 12 competitors will be seeded into a cutthroat double elimination bracket, where they’ll try and battle their way to the final.
The best of the action will be broadcast live and for free in 720p HD for viewers at home, while visitors onsite will be able to catch all the action in person and have the chance to meet their favourite players and casters!
All qualifier details (including countries covered by each qualifier, dates and signups) will be announced soon.
NOTE: To participate in the tournament, your nationality must match one of the countries included in your region. All qualified competitors must provide their own travel and accommodation.
Stay tuned to http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw15 and @DreamHack on Twitter for the latest on the DreamHack Winter Legacy of the Void Championship, including details on the live stream, broadcast talent, wildcard invitations, qualifier details and more! You can already get your tickets to DreamHack Winter 2015 here: http://bokning.dreamhack.se