DreamHack Hannover Returns 14 – 17 December, 2023
Gaming festival to attract regional and international visitors with LAN party, tournaments, free play and tabletop games, cosplay, and creators.
BERLIN, September 7, 2023 – Freaks 4U Gaming, a global full-service agency specializing in esports and gaming, officially announces DreamHack Hannover for the winter of 2023. The three-day, immersive gaming lifestyle festival anticipates visitors from across the region to return to Hannover Messe, from December 14 to 17. In addition to its iconic LAN party, DreamHack Hannover will feature a range of esports and community tournaments, tabletop games, cosplay competitions, and content creators.
Michael Haenisch, CEO of Freaks 4U Gaming: “The inaugural edition of DreamHack Hannover received positive feedback from both the community and partners who also recognize the festival’s great potential to grow, we are incredibly excited to host the festival again with Deutsche Messe.”
“DreamHack offers a unique and unparalleled experience to all. For the community, DreamHack caters to a wide variety of audiences within gaming and esports; there is something for everyone, from LAN party enthusiasts and casual gamers to esports fans, cosplay artists and creators – just to name a few. For partners, DreamHack sets the perfect stage for brands to create meaningful integration and lasting impressions amongst the community, as visitors explore and engage with everything the festival has to offer. The team at Freaks is here to support our partners and exhibitors in curating the most authentic experiential journey for their target audience,” added Haenisch.
Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe: “We are very pleased that DreamHack will be held in Hannover for the second time in December. Esports and gaming continue to be significant growth markets, and through DreamHack, we will showcase them in Hannover. DreamHack will bring gamers from all over the world to Hannover. We are also excited about the many opportunities that will arise for the industry from the realms of extended virtual communities.”
The LAN party participants will enjoy days of non-stop gaming as well as opportunities to compete in community tournaments with titles like League of Legends, VALORANT, Counter-Strike and Fortnite, for a chance to win prize money.
Beyond the LAN party, the festival features dedicated areas for free play as well as tabletop and trading card games (TCG). Visitors can expect a full program of esports tournaments, cosplay competition, meet-and-greets with content creators, and exhibitors showcasing their latest innovation throughout the four days of festivities.
DreamHack Hannover welcomes back SEINZ by dm as Official Partner for the LAN Area, as Dragon Shield joins the festival as Main Partner for the Tabletop and TCG Area.
About Freaks 4U Gaming
Freaks 4U Gaming is a global full-service agency specializing in esports and gaming. Headquartered in Berlin with regional offices across Europe, Asia, and North America, the company offers unparalleled industry insights and a multitude of client-centric solutions since 2011. From strategic consultancy to online and offline activations, Freaks 4U Gaming also delivers state-of-the-art broadcast productions as one of the most prominent esports content creators worldwide.
Deeply rooted at the heart of the community, Freaks 4U Gaming has built some of the most successful communities through its proprietary platforms and licensed esports leagues. For more information visit the offical website.
DreamHack creates a world where the gaming community comes to life. The festivals, featuring everything gaming under one roof, create an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience. Attendees meet their favorite creators, experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championships, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music, and more. DreamHack is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.
About Deutsche Messe
Deutsche Messe in Hanover has been an established player in the global trade fair business since 1947. The worldwide trade fair organizer, based in Hanover, Germany, is at first glance known for major brands in the capital goods industry, such as HANNOVER MESSE, LIGNA and INTERSCHUTZ. Major guest events such as AGRITECHNICA, EMO, EuroBLECH and IAA TRANSPORTATION also reach their international customers at the exhibition grounds in Lower Saxony. In addition to the international trade show heavyweights, Deutsche Messe also organizes highly specialized trade fairs such as DOMOTEX, as well as small, fine industry events – both in Germany and abroad.