Melbourne locks in global gaming festival DreamHack until 2028


Melbourne will host global digital gaming festival DreamHack until 2028 with the first event kicking off this April at Melbourne Park.

The gaming lifestyle festival was founded in Sweden in the early 1990s and has grown to become a global destination for gamers, with events held across Europe, North America, and Melbourne.

This year’s DreamHack Melbourne will boast a program featuring professional and amateur esports competitions and is headlined by the League of Legends Circuit Oceania Grand Final and the region’s best Counter-Strike 2 teams contesting the ESL Challenger.

The event is the latest addition to Victoria’s esports and gaming calendar, which also includes Melbourne International Games Week and PAX AUS in October.

“DreamHack is a global digital games brand and is another addition to our blockbuster calendar of major events for Victoria in the coming years,” said Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos.

Victoria is home to more than 45 per cent of Australia’s digital gaming businesses and generates 40 per cent of digital games development income according to a 2023 ABS report.

TEG is delighted to be partnering with the Victorian Government and ESL FACEIT Group to bring DreamHack back to Melbourne for the next five years,” said TEG Group CEO Geoff Jones.