DreamHack Valencia, the largest video game and digital leisure festival in Spain and part of the most important international circuit in the world, was held again at Feria Valencia last weekend, between December 8 and 10, achieving an attendance throughout the weekend of 56,421 people. Thanks to the festival, a total of more than 300 jobs were created, generating an indirect impact of close to €6M in the capital of the Turia..
During the festival, national and international competitions once again played a key role. In addition to the on-site finals of ESL Impact, the international Counter-Strike competition formed only by women, at DreamHack Valencia more than 250,000 euros in prizes were distributed and more than 200 professional players from esports up to 8 different nationalitieswhich once again made DreamHack Valencia one of the most outstanding videogame festivals at an international level.
At the same time, this last edition was attended by more than 100 content creators. such as Ampeter, Goorgo, NilOjeda, WerlyB, RevolAimar, SujaGG, DualView or Duruk, the latter four being official ambassadors of Esports City League, the e-sports circuit. amateur largest in the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, the following were held meets and greets at the equipment booths of esports such as Team Heretics which allowed fans to to meet personalities such as TheGrefg.
On the other hand, if there is one thing DreamHack Valencia stands out for, it is also for being a meeting point between brands and their target audience. Monster Energy, Intel, Movistar or Ajuntament de Valéncia are just some of the more than 40 partners that returned to bet on DreamHack.
The thousands of people who attended DreamHack Valencia could once again enjoy one of the best gaming experiences in our country. With an economic impact of more than 6 million euros, Valencia has once again become the epicenter of an industry that continues to demonstrate that it is at full capacity. The good things are not over yet and there is still gaming for a while thanks to digital leisure experiences such as DreamHack Valencia..
Javier Carrión, Director of DreamHack Valencia 2023
DreamHack Valencia again had in this winter edition some of the finals of the best competitions in the world of esports. Among them, those of the ESL Impact Circuit, the Counter-Strike competition comprised solely of women’s teams, those of the fourth season of Esports City Leaguewith titles such as Fortnite, Rocket League, Marvel Snap, CyberTitans and Elemental Raiders, those of the world of Formula 1 by Amppeterby7 and those of the Dogmination Iberian Cup.
Also held was the Iberian Internationalan international Clash Royale tournament in which the winners of the different online qualifying tournaments faced each other in person on the Movistar Arena stage. The tournament had a total prize pool of €25,000 and allowed the best Clash Royale players in the world to meet in Valencia.
In addition, the Santander Warmup Arena hosted the open tournaments, where fans could compete in tournaments of video games such as Fortnite, FC24, CS2, Clash Royale or Marvel Snap among many other titles, while in the space of ESEt, Vintage Arcade Museum held the tournament Super Street Fighter II Turbo with the highest prize in euros given in a tournament of this videogame, 3.000€.
Lastly, the festival once again hosted the now-classic cosplay contest under the Newskill label, with prizes valued at more than 1.000€ and more than 40 cosplayers, as well as with a k-pop contest which distributed about 1,000€ in prizes and was held on the main stage of the expo area during the day on Sunday, December 10.