Dreamhack 2022: Here Is Everything That Happened at the Event in Hyderabad Including Police Involvement
Dreamhack 2022 took place from November 4-6 at the Hitex Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. The “world’s largest digital festival” had a BYOD LAN Arena, where one could participate in several tournaments or play games with friends. A number of booths and entertainment activities could also be enjoyed at the event.
Exhibitor stalls were put on by the festival’s partners such as Bingo!, 8bit, Stan, Monster, Hyundai, and Wings. The three-day festival was backed by the Telangana Government with Intel and Monster as partners.
The festival also had a multitude of gaming tournaments that featured a total prize pool of INR 38 lakhs. One of these tournaments featured the KO Fight Night, a fighting game with old games such as Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Hyderabadi DreamHack was lit🤩🔥 Three days of non-stop fun, gaming, music, dance, cosplay, chess & much more❤️ Miya it was crazy, looking forward to seeing you again next year✨#DreamHack #Hyderabad #thankyou #machadiyetum #mondaymood pic.twitter.com/lqUGn2mMVC
— NODWIN Gaming (@NodwinGaming) November 7, 2022
The BYOD LAN Arena saw people bring their own devices to take part in the competition. Dreamhack also hosted Snapdragon Pro Series (SPS), the fastest growing mobile esports platform in the world. Not only gaming, but the festival also featured a Chess Arena where popular comedians such as Tanmay Bhat, Samay Raina and Biswa Kalyan Rath among others played chess. There was also a Retro Zone that had other popular board games that many grew up with, such as ludo and carrom. Cosplay, PC Modding Zone, and Streamer Zone were also the highlights at the festival.
— DreamHack (@DreamHack) November 5, 2022
The Streamer Zone also saw fans flock to the venue as the issue of overcrowding emerged towards the end. Some fans also tried to enter the arena without any tickets to meet their favorite creators. In the end, the tournament organizers had to ask police for assistance to clear out the crowds during the final day of the event. The situation prompted S8UL to cancel all their scheduled activities at the festival. S8UL Sid took to Twitter to comment on the matter: “Every S8ULl streamer activity had to be cancelled today due to the sheer amount of people that showed up today and we were afraid someone would get hurt. Crazy amount of love for S8UL in Hyderabad. F**king honoured to be a part of this family.”
Every s8ul streamer activity had to be cancelled today due to the sheer amount of people that showed up today and we were afraid someone would get hurt.
Crazy amount of love for s8ul in HYD. Fucking honored to be a part of this family
— S8UL SID (@S8ulsidbhai) November 6, 2022
After Hyderabad, the Dreamhack Festival is set to make its way to Atlanta (United States), Jönköping (Sweden), Valencia (Spain), and Hannover (Germany) this year.