Top Squads to Face Off at DreamHack Atlanta in Counter-Strike 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, StarCraft® II, and More

Three-Day Gaming Lifestyle Festival Features $1.2M in Total Prizing Across Marquee Esports Tournaments

  • Rising Counter-Strike 2 stars to compete for $100K and an ESL Pro League spot at ESL Challenger Atlanta.
  • Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship will rally top Snapdragon Pro Series squads for a $1 million mobile esports tournament.
  • 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.

ATLANTA — Oct. 5, 2023 – DreamHack, an international gaming lifestyle festival and a part of ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), today announced a robust slate of esports programming featuring nearly $1.2 million in total prizing for DreamHack Atlanta, taking place the weekend of December 15-17, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center

Returning to the city for the fifth time, DreamHack Atlanta’s largest-ever collective prize pool spans across five marquee esports competitions, including one of the year’s most prestigious North American Counter-Strike competitions, a mobile esports world championship, a global StarCraft® II competition, open fighting game tournaments, and more.

DreamHack Atlanta caps off a standout year for DreamHack in the U.S., which included back-to-back largest-ever festivals. In April, DreamHack San Diego brought in a record 41,000 attendees,  and DreamHack Dallas in June set a new mark with 44,000 in attendance over three days. Tickets for DreamHack Atlanta start at $29 for a single day and $89 for three-day access, with more information available at dreamhack.com/atlanta/tickets/.

ESL Challenger Comes to DreamHack Atlanta with $100,000 Tournament

ESL Challenger, part of the ESL Pro Tour for Counter-Strike 2, brings one of the circuit’s most prestigious North American competitions to DreamHack Atlanta. Eight hopeful teams will gain live competition experience as they fight for their share of the $100,000 prize pool and a spot at ESL Pro League Season 19 – the upper echelon of Counter-Strike 2 competition.

Top Mobile Esports Squads Face Off in Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship

DreamHack Atlanta will host 16 of the world’s best Call of Duty: Mobile teams as they battle through the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship operated by the Snapdragon Pro Series Powered by Samsung Galaxy. The $1 million championship will feature the pinnacle of mobile esports gameplay and offers squads from all six Snapdragon Pro Series regions a chance to be crowned World Champions.

DreamHack Fighters Brings Popular New Titles to Rotation of Tournaments

DreamHack’s marquee fighting game hub, DreamHack Fighters, brings nine exciting open competitions to Atlanta, including the newly released Mortal Kombat 1 and Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. The event is open to all registered attendees, and competitors can face off to claim a slice of the $20,000 in total prizing or watch thrilling gameplay as local stars and pros alike battle on stage and on stream. More information, including daily schedules, will be revealed soon at dreamhack.com/atlanta/fgc/. Registration is open now at start.gg/dhatl23

Participating titles include:

  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Singles and Doubles)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles and Doubles)
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

ESL StarCraft II Brings Masters Stop to DreamHack Atlanta

Following a historic Summer season, the ESL Pro Tour for StarCraft II continues with the highly anticipated ESL SC2 Masters Winter Finals competition at DreamHack Atlanta, the top competition in the world’s leading StarCraft II circuit. Participants can sign up for the ESL SC2 Masters Winter Finals and battle through Open Stage play, or qualify directly for the Winners Stage by winning regional competitions. The winner will claim the lion’s share of a $75,000 prize pool as well as valuable Pro Tour points that qualify players for the next EPT SC2 Championship. 


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 visit www.eslfaceitgroup.com.