DreamHack Saturday Friday Recap
Right now DreamHack is going on full auto-pilot, like a well-oiled machine with several activities and esports going on at the same time. As we hope everyone is having plenty of fun it’s sad to say that another great day of gaming is approaching its end. We’re now starting to get ready for the third and final day here at Atlanta, so let’s take a look back to see what transpired here during day nr 2.
H1Z1 Elite Series solo finals
The H1Z1 Elite Series is a global tour that lets players compete in the single-elimination, massive arena shooter H1Z1: King of the Kill, with DreamHack Atlanta as its first stop. Today was the solo finals of this highly anticipated event, with $100,000 USD on the line. After a thrilling game three and after counting the score, RogueSweetDreamswas crowned winner, with a score of 351,000. His number one spot means that he wins $25,000 USD. Placing second was Prox_tK and Dare_AladdinLTD at third place.
Tomorrow is the team finals with $150,000 USD in prize pool. You can learn more about the format and the teams over at our H1Z1 page.
DreamLeague Season 7 finals
Today was the last day of the Dota 2 DreamLeague season 7 playoffs. Four teams, three from Europe and one from North America, had travelled to Atlanta to compete for glory, fame, and a prize pool of $175,000 USD. One team stood out among the others. Team Liquid was, from the beginning, looking like they had found their perfect game already in game 1. By defeating Vega Squadron and Planet Odd with 2-0 each, they secured their place in the finals. Once again meeting Planed Odd, Liquid suddenly lost its momentum and fell behind 2-0. Then they woke up, did a reverse sweep and turned Planed Odd’s 2-0 lead to a 3-2 loss. Congratulations Team Liquid!
“Creating Gods in Smite” or “The Metagame of Puyo Puyo” were just two out of many panels the DreamHack Atlanta visitors could attend during Saturday. Not all panels were focused on pure speech. Others were workshops, such as “Casting 101” which focused on the art of streaming and what tools can be used for the job.
Sunday will also feature a couple of panels, but also a screening of CODumentary, an exclusive debut screening focusing on the rise of Call of Duty. Developers, fans, professional players & numerous industry experts describe how the game evolved, what makes it so special, and why it continues to be so successful.
To see what other panels you can attend during the last day of DreamHack, check out the panels page.