Atlanta, GA,

DreamHack and T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Gaming Will Team Up for DreamHack Atlanta

T-Pain, Big Cheese, Cardboard Cowboy and Hert Life to Compete Together and In-Person, for First Time Ever with Dungeons & Dragons, Among Us, and more; NBG and DreamHack to Level Up Toys for Tots Toy Donations at DreamHack; NBG to Host Gaming Panel and Scre

Press Release Summary
  • Nappy Boy Gaming Team to compete in Dungeon and Dragons on main stage; Among Us live stream; Laser Tag with DreamHack attendees; and more during DreamHack Atlanta, December 15-17.
  • Collaboration with DreamHack and Toys for Tots will help level up toy donations throughout December around Atlanta and at DreamHack.
  • Collaboration with DreamHack and Plaza Theatre presents a gaming panel and screening of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” as part of Games Week Georgia on Monday, December 11.
  • Nappy Boy Gaming merchandise to be available at DreamHack store throughout Festival weekend.
  • DreamHack Fighters will return with $20,000 in prizing across seven new and returning fighting games.
  • ESL Pro Tour for StarCraft® II to host world’s top players for ESL SC2 Masters Winter Finals.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, Atlanta, GADreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, and T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Gaming (NBG) will team up at DreamHack Atlanta to bring another element of activities as the Festival prepares to return to Atlanta for the fifth edition of its immersive, gaming lifestyle experience. The Festival weekend will be the culmination of Games Week Georgia, and will feature everything gaming under one roof as attendees experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, and more. Tickets to DreamHack Atlanta are available at

“All of us at DreamHack are excited to welcome T-Pain and Nappy Boy Gaming to DreamHack Atlanta,” said Guy Blomberg, Senior Director of DreamHack Festivals – Americas. “We want each DreamHack Festival to reflect the fabric of the cities they are in, so to have NBG part of DreamHack and Georgia Games Week certainly helps connect our Festival with this great city in a variety of ways. There's so much talent and opportunity here, and we want to make sure everyone knows about it.”

"Having NBG at DreamHack is going to be a great experience,” said NBG member Big Cheese. “Catching up with old friends, meeting new friends, networking with companies, creating great memories and content, and having fun. We want people to leave DreamHack with something memorable."

Hert Life added: "This is my first DreamHack with the Nappy Boy Gaming crew and I'm excited! I've heard about this event for years but never got the opportunity to check it out. I'm looking forward to playing some games with the team and hopefully find some automotive-based games in rotation, too! Considering I've never been, I don't know what to expect so I'm going in with a very open mind.”

Brew agreed, saying: “NappyBoyGaming is excited to play a huge part in Dreamhack this year! For many of us, it’s our first Dreamhack ever. After months of planning, I’m excited to finally experience it!”




  • 7:30pm — Panel: The Intersection of Gaming, Film & Music
  • Moderator — Lyndsay Postell, Product Manager, DreamHack 
  • 8pm — Film Screening
    • “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” 

* Each ticket purchased to attend this event at the Plaza Theatre will also include either a free 3-day pass or a free 1-day family pass (2 adults, 4 kids) to attend DreamHack Atlanta. Tickets are $15 (plus tax) and are available at

There will be Toys for Tots x DreamHack donation bins at the Plaza Theatre and on site at DreamHack, as well as at partnered businesses and organizations throughout Metro Atlanta. Those attending the Plaza Theatre event are encouraged to bring a toy to donate.


  • Time TBD — NBG Gaming Activation with Tyler 1
  • 11:30am-2pm — NBG Live Streaming in Creator Hub


  • 2pm — NBG and Toys for Tots to distribute toys to 50+ foster care families and kids on site at DreamHack Atlanta
  • 4-6pm — NBG on Main Stage, Karaoke Competition
  • 6-8pm — NBG in Creator Hub to compete in “Among Us”


  • 10:30am-12pm — NBG competes with DreamHack attendees in Laser Tag
  • 12-3pm — NBG competes in Dungeons & Dragons
  • 3-6pm — NBG Meet & Greet


Nappy Boy is the entertainment conglomerate founded and spearheaded by T-Pain, the music pioneer and cultural treasure. Gathering his unique interests and natural talents as the head of a record label, gamer, podcaster, and automotive aficionado, T-Pain sets to encourage a new wave of inclusivity and shake up these spaces. 


Nappy Boy Entertainment is the record label and home to the music talents of T-Pain, Young Cash, NandoSTL, and Chayo Nash. With successful releases such as T-Pain’s On Top of the Covers and NandoSTL’s Year of the Ape, the label is well on its way to making beautiful noise in the music industry.


Nappy Boy Gaming was inspired by T-Pain’s love of connecting with others through the simple joy of playing video games. T-Pain started on Twitch as early as 2014, streaming before it was so widely accepted by the greater public. Since then, he has used his platform and influence to create a gaming organization with one simple rule – You don’t have to be good at games, but you do have to be a good person. Today, Nappy Boy Gaming is the home to Big Cheese, Granny, Cardboard Cowboy, Michael Lopriore, and Hert Life.


Taking the memorable skit from the hit record “Kiss Kiss” and bringing it to life, the Nappy Boy Radio Podcast is guaranteed to be full of laughs from start to finish. Alongside longtime friend Party Pip and the lively Vanessa Fraction, this podcast features fun and in your face conversation with anyone and everyone in T-Pain’s wide circle of notable guests. The Nappy Boy Radio Network is quickly growing with Young Cash’s Florida Heat Podcast and more shows coming soon!


The final piece of Nappy Boy is the loud and proud Nappy Boy Automotive. Partnering with popular personality Hert Life, Nappy Boy Automotive plans to diversify the community and hold the door open for anyone who might want to get behind the wheel. Together with their impressive fleet of custom and drifting cars, T-Pain and Hert Life are passionately leaving their marks on the automotive world.



T-Pain is a true multi-hyphenate talent, known for his incredible music career and his impressive presence in the gaming world. As one of the most influential streamers on Twitch since 2014, T-Pain’s shared his love for gaming, entertaining his fans with his infectious personality. He’s known for inspiring viral moments and making everyone feel like part of the fun. But T-Pain’s influence doesn’t stop there. He’s also the founder of Nappy Boy Gaming, a team of talented streamers who share his passion for creativity, diversity, and inclusivity. Together, they’ve built a community that celebrates the joy of gaming and the power of connection.



Big Cheese claims his name comes from being a big guy that likes to smile and being a wonderball of entertainment. His brand is all about having fun, sharing laughs and showing the world there is positivity in video games. He’s been featured by Raredrop, Markiplier, and Nappy Boy Gaming founder, T-Pain. Big Cheese is steadily growing as a streamer and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon! By mixing music with gaming, Cheese has one goal: show everyone a great time and leave his audience with something to remember.

Big Cheese’s Accomplishments: Joined Nappy Boy Gaming; 2020 Twitch Ambassador; 2020 Golden Joystick Award Nominee; Over 50k followers on Twitch; Over 15m views on Twitch; Silver medalist on Twitch/NBC Olympics; Norton Gaming Brand Ambassador; Special guest on MTV’s Wild N’ Out.



He’s a cowboy who does cowboy things all the time. Utilizing his natural creativity and unique art style, Cardboard Cowboy has formed his own universe on Twitch. Whether he is gaming or telling original stories with the various characters in his universe, Cardboard has built a fresh experience for anyone to enjoy. Along with his main channel, he also runs LofiCardboardCowboy to give people 24/7 access to music inspired by the life and times of the Cowboy and his trusty steed, Douglas.



Hertrech Eugene Jr. aka “Hert” is a passionate automotive personality, known for his exceptional drifting skills and captivating content When he’s not behind the wheel, he frequents Twitch. Streaming his favorite games and connecting with his community, Hert signed to Nappy Boy Gaming to extend his passion into entertaining his gaming audience.


About DreamHack

DreamHack creates a world where the gaming community comes to life. The festivals, featuring everything gaming under one roof, create an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience. Attendees meet their favorite creators, experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championships, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music, and more. DreamHack is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.


About ESL FACEIT Group

ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the leading esports and video game entertainment company dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. EFG is built on a legacy of world-renowned brands including ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games, providing innovative ecosystems for global communities of players, fans and creators around the games they love. Working alongside leading partners, brands and global IPs, EFG operates an unmatched portfolio of live events, digital platforms and developer tools that reach and engage millions of gamers worldwide. For more information