Mumbai: The World’s largest digital gaming festival—DreamHack—will see its first India edition in Mumbai from December 21-23 this year. DreamHack editions have been staged in cities worldwide including Atlanta, Valencia, Marseilles and Stockholm. The digital festival brings gamers and digital natives together for a for a three-day weekend of competitions - featuring the world famous 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party, e-sports gaming tournaments and Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC). 

The inaugural edition of DreamHack in India will feature leading games such as DotA, CSGO, KO Fight Nights and Mobile Cricket. Participants, anticipated at over 15,000, will also get a chance to meet international teams and gamers, enjoy competitions in the streamer zones and participate in a challenging Cosplay competition. This first Asian edition has Rs 1 Crore in prizes and is organised by Nodwin Gaming and Viacom18.

"We are incredibly excited to bring DreamHack to India. It has broken many firsts, right from the first biggest LAN event to the first biggest BYOC party, and we are delighted to break another first bringing this festival to India”, says Akshat Rathee of Nodwin.

Tech enthusiasts will also have a chance to get their hands on the latest innovations in technology and gadgets at the DreamExpo which is one of the biggest gaming exhibitions in the country, where innovative companies such as Hyper X, showcase the latest hardware, gaming gear, games and other gadgets. To be held across 5 stages - DreamHack Invitational Stage, KO Fight Night Stage, PUBG Stage, Mobile Cricket Championship and Performance Stage, the festival includes massive prize pools and merchandise giveaways.

The event will also host a ‘Retro Zone’ featuring arcade machines with classic games such as Pinball, Tetris, Mario brothers and many more from the yesteryears. Traditional card and board games will also put Foosball, Monopoly and Dungeons & Dragons in the limelight at the festival.

The 72-hour gaming marathon will also feature top electronic music acts including Shaan, Sartek and Zenith among others.