Swedish esports tournament organizer DreamHack is going mobile. The production company has announced the DreamHack Mobile Series, featuring Clash Royale and Brawl Stars as the initial titles and prize pools of $20,000 per event.
Welcoming the mobile esports boom
DreamHack, a name synonymous with great gaming events, has been around for 25 years now. Known for its massive LAN parties and traffic generation, DreamHack is now embracing a new frontier: mobile esports.
“At DreamHack we’ve always been optimistic towards mobile esports, but we have also been cautious to get involved,” said DreamHack AB Chief Product Officer Michael Van Driel in a release. “We now believe the time is right to really jump in head first, and we believe that the DreamHack Mobile Series will bring the right mix of a professional esports experience alongside open competition that fits the ideal structure for mobile esports.”
With its major properties like DreamHack Masters, DreamHack Open, DreamHack Fighting Game Championships, DreamHack Pro Circuit, and DreamLeague, the Swedish company has established its position as a top-tier player in not only competitive gaming but also the entertainment industry.
DreamHack Mobile Series will be the company’s next frontier, this time focusing on the popular scene of mobile esports. The newly announced event is scheduled to premiere at this year’s DreamHack Dallas, which kicks off May 31.
Starting off with Brawl Stars and Clash Royale
Mobile games have gained traction in recent years, especially considering the growth of both esports and the mobile industry. Market research companies like Newzoo have further illustrated mobile gaming’s remarkable development.
Then, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars have achieved success similar to popular titles from the PC esports world. With millions of downloads and increasingly enthusiastic fans, these titles are the ideal candidates for a tournament like DreamHack Mobile Series.
“Clash Royale and Brawl Stars are two fantastic titles [with] all the ingredients for a successful esport, so we’re very excited to see the turnout at DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Dallas,” Van Driel added.
Both contests will see half their participants fight for spots through online qualifiers, with the other half claiming rights to participate through battles on site. The Brawl Stars event will feature eight teams of three players each while Clash Royale will welcome eight players in total. The tournament will use single elimination brackets. The Clash Royale tourneys will boast prize pools of $5,000 per event. Then, Brawl Stars’ will clock in at $15,000 per event.
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