DreamHack is all about the LAN party! DreamHack is the ultimate social experience for gamers – gaming online is awesome but gaming IRL at the DreamHack LAN is even cooler! The ultimate way to experience a DreamHack event is to bring your gaming rig, jack into our network and game on.

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What happens in the LAN

Visitors with BYOC seats will be able to play in BYOC Tournaments, play casually with friends, meet new people and check out everything else happening at DreamHack! Our event will also include a ton of Esports, the Exhibitor Fair DreamExpo, Stream and Fan Zone with progamers and gaming profiles, Cosplay, Main Stage with Live Music, Panels, TableTop and much more!

Have your own ideas for what should happen at a LAN? Join our LAN Volunteer Crew team at

Row Types

At DreamHack Atlanta you have the opportunity to sit among fellow gamers that are interested in your favorite game or game genre!
Game Genre Rows:

  • FPS Rows: Play FPS games nearly 24/7! Jump into the middle of the FPS area with your friends for a greater chance hear your opponent groan when you unleash that amazing headshot.
  • MOBA Rows: Find new team mates, challenge other teams and more!
  • Strategy Rows: Share strategies or challenge fellow players!

Game Specific Rows: Visitors in the game specific rows can expect raffles to win some game related swag, and the opportunity to meet some new friends who like the same game.

Sponsored Rows: We have some of our amazing sponsors that want to make your LAN experience that much better by offering you great giveaways and activities. Join these rows for fun and loot.

What to pack?

Don’t know what to pack? For example, don’t forget:
– Headset or headphones
– Network cable, about 10-15 meters
– Duct Tape – Solves everything and a little more
– Mobile phone and charger
– Toothbrush and toothpaste
– Comfortable clothes and shoes

Check out our full Pack List so you don’t forget anything!

The History

Like all good LAN parties DreamHack was founded by a couple of gamers just wanting to get together and game with friends. DreamHack was founded in November 1994 by Kenny “K2-ICE” Eklund and Martin “DH_Admin” Öjes. They rented the local school cafeteria in the small city Malung and invited their computer enthusiast friends to join them for a weekend of coding and hacking, the event attracted 40 people and had no Internet connection.

The pictures below are from DreamHack 1999 and is taken by Martin Öjes himself!

What it has become

Today DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival. DreamHack’s core and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals in Sweden – DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. In 2007 DreamHack was awarded with a Guinness World Record for “Guinness World Record of no of computers in a LAN” with 10 455 connected devices in the network. At DreamHack Winter 2015 the network had 23425 unique devices in the network, the largest DreamHack Network and LAN ever built. Now it is Atlanta’s turn to build something bigger and better. Now it is time for Atlanta to make this even better.


To participate in the DreamHack LAN all you need is to purchase a BYOC LAN ticket. The 3 Day BYOC Passes starts at $70! Full information including all ticket types and hotels are available here.


For any questions about the LAN or DreamHack in general, be sure to read up on the FAQ page, and if you still have questions shoot us an email to support(at)

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