For the first time ever, Dreamhack opened its door in Dallas, Texas. Since its creation in Malung, Sweden in 1994, Dreamhack has taken its event throughout the world. Eventually, the event grew so large that it was moved to Jönköping, Sweden where it was been ever since.Dreamhack has been recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest LAN party on the planet. Dreamhacks first North American event was held in Austin, Texas in 2016. After a few years the event has now moved to yet another city in Texas and a place that I call home, Dallas.
The sheer size of Dreamhack is mindblowing. With a crew of hundreds to make sure every aspect of the convention is running smoothly, it feels like a well oiled machine. There is plenty to do from trying out the latest indie games, indulging in classics like Super Smash Bros Melee, attending the daily concert, grabbing a print in the artist alley and more. Dreamhack simply doesnt allow you to not have a good time and become bored because there is always something to do.
Many pro gamers, pro teams, influencers, streamers and even the legendary Jeff Goldblum were in attendance. Yes, you read that right JEFF GOLDBLUM envaded Dreamhack Dallas and even got a game of DDR in. I simply could not believe my eyes. It was 72 hours of sheer gamer glory and to be honest I miss it already.