DreamHack Rotterdam

DreamHack Rotterdam is the main event of RTM Games Week

E-sports enjoys worldwide recognition as the fastest-growing segment of media and entertainment. With the youngest and most coveted fan base. ESL Gaming is the world’s leading esports company and it organizes DreamHack. An immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the community comes to life. From October 14 to 16 DreamHack Rotterdam is the main event of RTM Games Week in Ahoy.

RTM Games Week is the premier gaming lifestyle event of the Netherlands. Rotterdam Ahoy is both organizer and promoter of the main festival DreamHack Rotterdam. It, therefore, holds a partnership with DreamHack in Sweden. The festival is to bring gaming and esports fans, both casual and hardcore players, the best possible show in terms of esports, expo, LAN, entertainment, and all kinds of activities for the digital generation to get involved and participate in.

During RTM Games Week there will be a grand expo at DreamHack Rotterdam in Ahoy. A wide range of companies in gaming and technology will be showcasing their latest developments and setting up activities. In 2019 big brands like OMEN by HP, Sony Playstation, Logitech G, Ubisoft, and many others were present at DreamHack Rotterdam.

DreamHack Rotterdam is the gaming epicenter

Together with the City of Rotterdam and various stakeholders, Rotterdam Ahoy is aiming to change Rotterdam into the gaming epicenter of the Benelux for an entire week. With all kinds of  different activities around the city, ranging from business events to exhibitions, education, and sports

It all started back in 2016. Rotterdam Ahoy was the host of the League of Legends Spring Finals and saw the impact and the bright future of esports. After extensive research and visits to all kinds of events around the world, Rotterdam Ahoy decided to deposit the Rotterdam Games Week brand in 2017 and to focus fully on a future organization of an esports and gaming event. To this end, Ahoy concluded a collaboration with DreamHack in the summer of 2018. This led to the first edition of DreamHack Rotterdam in 2019. As well as the connection between the city of Rotterdam and various organizations in Rotterdam. All have the ambition to become the esports capital of the Netherlands.

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