Global eSports festival, DreamHack, recently announced its return to Melbourne for 2023, coming around a little earlier than usual this year on April 28-30 for a stacked weekend of professional eSports tournaments, cosplay, activities, music, LAN parties and more.
What’s more, the festival has just announced it’s added an enormous $35,000 prize pool for its completely fan-based BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN tournaments, giving non-pro players a chance to take home some big hauls. The prizing will be spread out across four different titles, which include Valorant, Fortnite, Rocket League and COD MWII.
Registration for the Fan BYOC LAN tournaments opens next Monday, March 20th, and this year’s tournaments will be held right in Rod Laver Arena, which means fans attending DreamHack and registered to play will be doing so in Australia’s most iconic and well-known sporting arena.
BYOC LAN Project Manager at ESL Australia, Liz Mead, said: “DreamHack festivals are all about community, no matter where they’re hosted across the world. After introducing fans with a grass-roots LAN experience at DreamHack Melbourne last year, we’re now ready to take the next step and level up our LAN, bringing it to a level comparable to other DreamHack festivals around the world. With an increased prize pool, and a new location in the heart of Australia’s iconic Rod Laver Arena, there’s every reason to get your mates together and come down for a weekend of community, competition, and fun this April.”