DreamHack Austin is coming back for a third year, bringing three days of game tournaments, live music and cosplay to the Austin Convention Center June 1-3.
The Swedish-based gaming-culture festival makes only two stops in the U.S. this year. The other will be in Atlanta in November. Last year’s Austin event attracted 21,500 attendees, according to DreamHack.
DreamHack Austin debuted in Austin in 2016 and since then has become part of an esports and gaming convention scene here that in the region includes SXSW Gaming, the Classic Game Fest, RTX and, down the road in San Antonio, PAX South.
This year’s DreamHack Austin will include a $100,000 “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” tournament, a stop on a $100,000 “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” circuit, a cosplay contest with judge Yaya Han, a “League of Legends” online league final and live music from Krewella, Pegboard Nerds and Tokyo Machine. Tickets are $69 for weekend passes, $30 for day passes. Kids under five get in free.
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