From 21-23 December, the world’s largest gaming festival DreamHack, organized by NODWIN Gaming in partnership with Viacom18 brought together gamers from across India for one of the world’s largest eSports competitions alongside cosplay competitions, music acts, and stand-up comedy performances.
The 72-hour gaming marathon which featured the world famous 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party and India’s biggest Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) was supported by Monster, HyperX,
Held across 5 stages – DreamHack Invitational Stage, KO Fight Night Stage, PUBG Stage, Mobile Cricket Championship and Performance Stage, the festival included a massive prize pool of INR 1 Crore and various merchandise giveaways.
Gaming enthusiasts saw their
The winners of KO Fight Night Championship, which was hosted by DreamHack Global Fighting Game Director and CEO Tournament Founder Alex Jebailey, include Ayaan Biswas for Street Fighter 5, Hugo Randez for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Abhinav Tejan for Tekken 7.
The winners of Mobile Cricket Championship include Mohd Imran Naushad for World Cricket Championship 2 and Muthukumar Boomikaalai for Sachin Saga Cricket Championship.
The festival also saw fans interact with games from the yesteryears like PacMan, Super Contra, Mario Brothers, Road Fighter, Tetris, Galaxian and Bomberman. Traditional card and board games also put Foosball, Monopoly and Dungeons & Dragons, Carrom, Uno and Monopoly in the limelight at the festival.
The cosplay competition was judged by popular cosplayers
The DreamExpo also allowed visitors to indulge in the latest innovation in technology showcased by HyperX, Dell Gaming, and many others. Gaming enthusiasts could also shop at the merchandise store where apparels of their favorite Esports teams to collectibles and official DreamHack merchandise, were available.
The PC Modding Competition where some of the most innovative PC mods with the most innovative builds and the top specifications were on display, declared Bilal Mooji, Mukul Sabhani, Pramod Hambir
“There’s nothing more that brings sheer delight to everybody at
Marking the completion of the first-ever edition of DreamHack in Asia, Sidharth Kedia, Head – Corporate Strategy, M&A, Data Sciences & Dy. Chief Commercial Officer, Viacom18 said, “Testament to India’s rapidly burgeoning esports market, the first edition of DreamHack has seen
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