Friday September 29, 2017 0 comments
DENVER -- DreamHack Denver has added a trio of entertainment happenings to the three-day digital gaming festival at the National Western Complex on Oct. 20-22.
Breakout electronic artist DJ Vanic will perform on the main stage Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 p.m. Vanic hails from New Westminster, British Columbia, where he is a DJ and producer.
DreamHack’s musical entertainment will begin at 8:30 p.m. following the cosplay competition. Concert tickets are included with the cost of the Saturday day pass or three-day weekend pass. Day passes for DreamHack are $20; weekend passes are $45.
DreamHack Denver passes may be purchased here.
Rounding out DreamHack Denver’s entertainment offerings is the U.S. tour’s first-ever Drone Racing and Drone Combat zone by Aerial Sports League (ASL).
A global leader in drone sports and entertainment, ASL has pioneered robotic sports entertainment for mass audiences.
DreamHack Denver attendees can experience piloting a drone during daytime hours via augmented reality goggles. Attendees can also watch Drone Racing and Drone Combat matches on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Finally, the festival will feature Archery Tag -- a combat archery sport similar to dodgeball but with bows and foam-tipped arrows. The exciting, action-packed game enables people of all ages to experience archery in a safe, fun and unique environment, organizers said.
DreamHack is the world’s largest digital gaming festival, making its U.S. debut last year in Austin.
A meeting place for gamers, DreamHack's three-day, non-stop festival features a 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party along with a host of other activities. Gamers can participate or watch professionals compete in esports tournaments offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes.
Major titles include: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Halo 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Marvel Infinite, Guilty Gear, Pokken DX, Mario Kart 8, Battlegrounds, Overwatch, League of Legends, Dota 2, Rocket League and Starcraft II.
The festival also offers a DreamExpo, 24-Hour Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN Party, virtual reality demos, open-play PC and console areas, arcades, video game tournaments open to the public, a tabletop gaming area featuring a three-day Magic: The Gathering tournament (with a $10,000 prize pool), family-friendly events, discussion panels and learning opportunities, university video game grudge matches, drone combat and racing, and the concert featuring DJ Vanic.
DreamHack is a family-friendly event, organizers said. Attendees range in age from elementary school students to senior citizens, though most players are young adults ages 14-34.