Swedish event organiser DreamHack has revealed that it will bring its DreamHack Masters tournament to Jönköping in 2020.
The event will be hosted at the Kinnarps Arena during DreamHack Summer and will have a prize pool of $250,000 (£189,760).
Marcus Lindmark, Co-CEO of DreamHack commented in a release: “Esports fans can expect an amazing experience as we feature matches across three days at Kinnarps Arena, in addition to the array of offerings being planned as part of DreamHack Summer. This will be special.”
DreamHack Masters is part of the ESL Pro Tour, a newly-devised circuit made up of ESL and DreamHack events. Teams competing at DreamHack Masters Jönköping will be decided by invites, qualifiers, and through an open event at DreamHack Leipzig.
DreamHack Masters Jönköping strengthens the bond of esports and the city of Jönköping, which has played host to the DreamHack Summer & Winter festival since 2002 – a relationship that was recently renewed through to 2022.
It’s been a busy December for DreamHack, with plans for the 2020 Nordic Championships announced and the company taking over the UKLC. It also just announced that it would be hosting four Magic: The Gathering Arena tournaments in 2020.
Esports Insider says: DreamHack, esports, and Jönköping. The three are seemingly part of an extremely successful relationship and it’s fantastic to see the city receive a significant status boost with Masters status. With the tournament running alongside DreamHack Summer, we hope to see the event prove successful.