Published on December 9th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

DreamHack Announces 2023 World Tour Schedule

DreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, today celebrates “DreamHack Day”, a commemoration of the festival’s foundation in 1994 and the release of next year’s festival schedule. In 2023, DreamHack will embark on what is the boldest and most ambitious global tour ever with debut festivals in San Diego, CA, USA, and Chiba, Japan.

In 2023, DreamHack will host 12 festivals in 9 major cities, including a return to Melbourne, Australia (April); Dallas, TX, USA (June); Hannover, Germany (June); Valencia, Spain (June); Hyderabad, India (October); and Atlanta, Georgia, USA (December); and DreamHack Summer (June) and Winter (December) in Jönköping, Sweden. In addition, DreamHack will host its first-ever festivals in San Diego, CA, USA (April) and Japan (May). Complete schedule is below.

“DreamHack is a festival for the family of gamers which creates an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience,” said Shahin Zarrabi, VP of Strategy & Growth for DreamHack. “With debut appearances in Japan and in San Diego in the U.S., coupled with returns to cities such as Melbourne, Valencia, Hyderabad and Jönköping, 2023 will be the most global and diverse DreamHack tour to date.”

Whether festival-goers are admiring cosplay costumes, participating in tournaments, watching pros compete, learning to stream, enjoying a live music concert, attending panels, eyeing artwork, or testing technology at the Expo, DreamHack offers an unforgettable experience.

Select 2023 Festival Highlights:

  • DreamHack San Diego will include the Snapdragon Pro Series Presented by Samsung – Mobile Challenge North America Finals, with more to be announced
  • DreamHack Melbourne will include ESL Challenger (CS:GO)
  • DreamHack Dallas will feature Intel ® Extreme Masters Dallas (CS:GO), ESL Impact Season 3 Global Finals (CS:GO)
  • DreamHack Summer will feature DreamHack Fighters (Fighting Games)
  • DreamHack Hannover (June) will include ESL Challenger (CS:GO)
  • DreamHack Winter will feature ESL Challenger (CS:GO) and ESL Impact (CS:GO), and

DreamHack Fighters (Fighting Games)

  • DreamHack Atlanta will feature ESL Challenger (CS:GO), and DreamHack Fighters (Fighting Games)


Tickets to DreamHack Melbourne will go on sale on December 12 at 2pm AEDT. Fans who want first access to earlybird tickets can sign up to the DreamHack newsletter at

DreamHack Melbourne Ticket Prices Adult Day Pass Adult Festival Pass BYOC Adult

Festival Pass

EARLYBIRD (DEC 12 – JAN)  $50 $109 $155
2023 PRICING (JAN – APR) $55 $120 $165


DreamHack 2023 Schedule

Date City Ticket Information
Apr 7-9, 2023 DreamHack San Diego, California, USA Early Bird tickets on sale December 14.
Apr 28-30, 2023 DreamHack Melbourne, Australia Early Bird tickets on sale December 12.
May 13-14, 2023 DreamHack Japan To Be Announced
June 2-4, 2023 DreamHack Dallas, Texas, USA To Be Announced
June 8-11, 2023 DreamHack Hannover, Germany To Be Announced
June 16-18, 2023 DreamHack Summer Jönköping, Sweden To Be Announced
July, 2023 DreamHack Valencia, Spain To Be Announced
October, 2023 DreamHack Hyderabad, India To Be Announced
November, 2023


DreamHack Winter Jönköping, Sweden To Be Announced
December, 2023 DreamHack Valencia, Spain To Be Announced
December, 2023 DreamHack Hannover, Germany To Be Announced
December, 2023 DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USA To Be Announced



What started as a gathering of friends and their computers in a school cafeteria — with no online access — has grown into a beacon of internet culture and a gathering place for gamers worldwide featuring everything gaming under one roof. Since its inception in 1994, DreamHack has held over 110 festivals in 21 different host cities, spanning 13 countries and five continents.

DreamHack has introduced an array of new festival experiences over the years while also solidifying its position as the market leader in multi-titled esports competitions. The festival experience will continue to innovate and improve the experience for both attendees and fans alike.

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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