Statement from Dreamhack
DreamHack present record-breaking stats from their last event: DreamHack Summer 2012. 15 531 gamers invaded Jönköping 16-19 June and over 4 million gamers around the world tuned in to watch the DreamHack livestreams.
DreamHack Summer 2012 will be remembered as the event when Summer reached the same scale as Winter:
- For the first time in DreamHack history we had to use all of Elmias 34,000 squaremetres to host the event. Opening up Hall A, B, C & D in a Summer event was a huge step forward, said Marcus Lindmark, Event manager and Admin at the festivals.
The Biggest DreamHack Summer Ever
DreamHack Summer 2012 had 15 531 visitors which is an increase with 19% compared to DreamHack Summer 2011. The biggest increase was the LAN-tickets including the full event experience with a personal seat in the LAN. The most expensive ticket option increased with 30%.
- Our conversion from World’s largest LAN to become a real digital festival was more definitive then ever before. More music, eSports and entertainment on stages, but the clearest message was definitely that LAN is not going away and that the LAN is still the core of DreamHack, said Robert Ohlen CEO of DreamHack.
According to statistics from DreamHack Tech crew 12 446 unique devices connected to the network. A new record for a Summer-event and was made possible thanks to our sponsors Telia and Cisco. You can find more network stats at http://dashboard.dreamhack.se/
In eSports DreamHack hosted 16 official and partner tournaments with a total prize purse of 1 765 000 SEK (equals USD 243,000).
4 million tuned in to DreamHack.TV
DreamHack and partners produced 31 live streams from the event – all broadcasted through our streaming partner Twitch.TV. 807 hours of content was produced and we had 12,522,319 views and 4,068,303 unique views on the streams with League of Legends, StarCraft II, Dota 2 and Heroes of Newerth being the most watched titles.
- We had 1.5 million unique views at last Summer event so it’s really crazy and it’s definitely over our expectations. It’s also smashing record since we also beat last DreamHack Winter event with a large margin, said Tomas Hermansson, Head of eSports.
We want to thank all visitors, fans, viewers, partners, sponsors and supporters of DreamHack. Finally a huge thanks to DreamHack Crew that made this record-breaking event possible.
15 531 visitors
12 446 connected devices
Total views: 12,522,319
Unique views: 4,068,303
Average viewing time: 45 minutes