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DreamHack Stockholm 2014 26-27 September want to highlight Stockholm as a hub within gaming and eSports. Here’s some background information about Stockholm.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden and Scandinavia, with 897,700 people living in the municipality, 1,372,565 in the urban area, and a total population of 2,163,042 in the metropolitan area, accounting for 22% of the Swedish population in 2013.

Stockholm is an important global city, and ranked 27th in the world, 12th in Europe and first in Scandinavia by the Global Cities Index in 2012. In 2013, Stockholm was named the 8th most competitive city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Stockholm is also one of the leading cities when it comes to game development, the home of Avalanche Studios, DICE, Mojang and many more large and small studios. Three top games and developers from Stockholm: Battlefield (EA Digital Illusions CE), Minecraft (Developed by Markus “Notch” Persson and his company Mojang), Just Cause (Developed by Avalanche Studios).

Stockholm is also the home of many professional eSports gamers including Marcus ‘ThorZaiN’ Eklöf and Emil ‘HeatoN’ Christensen. World’s largest gamingcenter Inferno Online is located in Stockholm and world’s largest digital festival DreamHack have it’s HQ and eSports TV-studio in Stockholm.

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