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DreamHack and FACEIT Partner for CS:GO League Final at DreamHack Open Winter

Top teams to compete for prize pool of $250K

DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival, has partnered with FACEIT, the leading platform for competitive online gaming, to host this year’s FACEIT CS:GO League Season Finale at DreamHack Open Winter, which takes place on November 26-28 in Jönköping, Sweden. Top teams from around the globe will compete for their chance to be crowned champion of this year’s FACEIT CS:GO league and DreamHack Open circuit to claim a piece of the grand prize of $250,000 USD.

“Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most played games on FACEIT and this tournament is a ‘thank you’ to the players and fans who use our platform to take part in its intense competitions, leagues and tournaments online,” said Alessandro ‘stermy’ Avallone, Chief Gaming Officer of FACEIT Ltd. “The players’ skills and dedication to the game are what make the thriving CS:GO community what it is today.”

The tournament will include the top eight teams from the online stage of the 2015 FACEIT League Season Finale, hailing from Europe, North America and Oceania, pitting the best of the best against each other on the largest CS:GO stage ever built at DreamHack Winter. DreamHack is allocating more space than ever for CS:GO, and every single match will be played on stage.

“We’re working hard to make this the greatest DreamHack Open Winter yet,” said Tomas Lyckedal, Business Developer at DreamHack AB. “With talented teams and esteemed sponsors, DreamHack Open Winter 2015 is a key eSports event that will help push the competitive gaming scene to the next level.”

The Season Finale is powered by the sponsors of the DreamHack Circuit, Intel, Monster Energy, Razer, HyperX and EIZO and the FACEIT 2015 League Season Finale sponsors Razer, Alienware, Alphadraft and Unikrn

Tickets for DreamHack Open Winter 2015 are available at bokning.dreamhack.se, starting at 150SEK. VIP tickets will be available to the event to fans and players by competing in upcoming FACEIT community nights events.

For more information on DreamHack Open Winter 2015, visit the DreamHack website or follow DreamHack on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information on the FACEIT, visit its website at www.faceit.com or follow the platform on Twitter and Facebook.


About DreamHack

DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals: DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. The events are a platform for eSports, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet and game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo, and much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, eSports, music and arena productions for both TV and the Internet.

In 2014, DreamHack had 104,000 visitors to its events and more than 32 million unique viewers who followed the live broadcasts online. More information is available on http://www.dreamhack.se.

About FACEIT

Founded in London in 2012, FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 2.5 million users logging in a total of over 6 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. eSports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com.

About Razer

Razer is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for five years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.

Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek.

About Monster Energy

Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is the leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Beverage Corporation supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Beverage Corporation including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

About HyperX

Designed to meet the most rigorous demands of gamers, overclockers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts, HyperX is the high-performance product line from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior speed, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX memory modules, USB Flash drives, headsets, cooling fans and SSDs put users at the top of their game. See how HyperX can optimize the performance of just about any rig at kingston.com/hyperx and see the latest from HyperX and the many gaming teams it sponsors at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity.

About EIZO

EIZO is a leading global manufacturer of high-end visual display products. With our FORIS line of gaming monitors, we seek to deliver superior color, refresh rates, and in-game visibility for a more enjoyable gaming experience. EIZO is a proud sponsor of the DreamHack Open as well as many other eSports events and organizations.

About Alphadraft

Founded in 2014, AlphaDraft is the premier online platform that seamlessly blends the highly popular worlds of eSports, live streaming and fantasy sports, with daily and weekly contests for cash and other real-world prizes. Members draft a new team every day without season-long commitments, and play against friends and other fans without having to create their own fantasy leagues. There is no purchase necessary to register, and AlphaDraft offers both free and paid contests. For more information, please visit www.AlphaDraft.com or follow us on Twitter at @AlphaDraft.

About Alienware

Alienware is an American computer hardware subsidiary of Dell, Inc. Their hardware is designed for video gaming purposes and has changed in physical appearance over the years. Alienware was founded in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. Alienware’s corporate headquarters is located in The Hammocks, Florida, near Miami.

About Unikrn

Unikrn is a world-leading gaming, eSports and Entertainment Company co-founded by Rahul Sood, who, up until recently, was the General Manager of Microsoft Ventures. Sood resigned from Microsoft to create Unikrn. A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups; he founded gaming computer creator VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006. Unikrn has built partnerships with Hewlett-Packard, Logitech, Razer, Tabcorp, and is continuing to forge strategic relationships in the gaming, eSports and entertainment space. Since November of 2014 Unikrn has raised $10,000,000 from an international group of investors. For more information, please visit unikrn.com, follow us @unikrnco and find us on Facebook.

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