Global Gaming Lifestyle Festival DreamHack Returns to Melbourne in April, Tickets On Sale This Thursday


Global Gaming Lifestyle Festival DreamHack Returns to Melbourne in April, Tickets On Sale This Thursday

 New multi-year deal cements Melbourne as the home of DreamHack in Australia for the next 5 years


  • A multi-year deal between Visa Victoria, TEG Live, and ESL FACEIT Group will see Melbourne host DreamHack for the next 5 years
  • Cosplay at DreamHack Melbourne expanded, with main competition offering qualification into the Extreme Cosplay Gathering in Europe, a first for any Australian cosplay event
  • Esports returns to DreamHack with ESL Challenger Melbourne, special “Row F” ticket package for Australian Counter-Strike fans
  • Tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 14 at 4pm AEDT, from $99, with 3-Day tickets available in the first ticket wave via Ticketek

Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, March 13th – ESL FACEIT Group, the leading esports and video game entertainment company, today announced the return of DreamHack Melbourne, the three-day gaming lifestyle festival presented by ESL FACEIT Group and partner Transport Accident Commission (TAC), this April 26-28. Set to be held at Melbourne Park, DreamHack Melbourne will return for the third time after a multi-year agreement was reached between Visit Victoria, the primary tourism and events company for the State of Victoria, ESL FACEIT Group, and event promoters TEG Live.

Quotes attributable to Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos

“We’re thrilled to secure DreamHack in Melbourne for the next five years because it brings tens of thousands of gaming and esports fans from around the world into the city to enjoy our unique hospitality, energy and atmosphere.”

“DreamHack is a global digital games brand and is another addition to our blockbuster calendar of major events for Victoria in the coming years.”

Quote attributable to TAC CEO, Tracey Slatter

“Partnering with TEG to bring this exciting event to Melbourne provides the TAC with a unique and valuable opportunity to engage directly with young people on how to stay safe on Victorian roads.”

Quotes attributable to Nick Vanzetti, SVP & MD of ESL FACEIT Group Asia-Pacific Japan

“We’re thrilled with the support of the Victorian Government, through Visit Victoria, that has been vital in securing another 5 years of DreamHack Melbourne.”

“The scale and duration of this long-term partnership illustrates the Victorian Government’s commitment to support our growing industry, and cements Melbourne as the premier destination for international gaming & esports events in Australia for years to come.”

Quotes attributable to TEG Group CEO Geoff Jones

“TEG is delighted to be partnering with the Victorian Government and ESL FACEIT Group to bring DreamHack back to Melbourne for the next five years.”

“DreamHack is a mecca for lovers of content, and there’s no doubt that this year’s showcase will be the biggest and most exciting to date. Whether you’re a fan of gaming, esports or cosplay, this is an event not to be missed!”

Quotes attributable to Ben Green, Senior Product Manager at ESL FACEIT Group

“DreamHack Melbourne is all about bringing the community together – it doesn’t matter what you’re into, from video games to cosplay, esports to content creation, we are building a festival that is designed to be enjoyed by everyone.”

“Over three days this April 26-28, we’ll be turning Melbourne & Olympic Parks into Australia’s biggest meet-up for all things gaming lifestyle, with a broader range of content than ever before.”

Attendees at DreamHack Melbourne 2024 can expect a wide range of video game, esports, cosplay, and creator-focused content, including a massive gaming expo featuring the latest in tech and AAA games, an Artist Alley featuring local artists’ creations for sale, a massive Bring-Your-Own-Computer LAN tournament, and an esports stage in Margaret Court Arena featuring some of Australia’s best pro gamers.

Fans of cosplay can look forward to an expanded offering at this year’s festival, with a new ECG Qualifier offering qualification into the international Extreme Cosplay Gathering competition hosted in Europe. Canadian cosplay star and popular cosplay tutorial author, Kinpatsu Cosplay will also attend the festival as an official cosplay judge.

After a massively successful alley at last year’s festival, Artist Alley will also make a return to DreamHack Melbourne in 2024. Playing host to a wide mix of Australian, New Zealand, and International artists, Artist Alley celebrates self-authored art, offering attendees the opportunity to browse and purchase a wide range of unique artwork.

DreamHack Melbourne will host a wide range of esports competitions in 2024, from open-entry tournaments at the festival’s famous Bring-Your-Own-Computer LAN zone, to pro-tier competitions in Margaret Court Arena. ESL Challenger will return to pit some of the region’s best Counter-Strike 2 teams against each other over three days, whilst the League of Legends Circuit Oceania will host its Grand Final live on stage at DreamHack Melbourne.


On 4pm AEDT, Thursday, March 14th, DreamHack Melbourne 2024 tickets will go on-sale via Ticketek, with 3-Day tickets to the festival available from $99. Ticket types available on launch can be found below:

Ticket Type Price Full festival access across all 3 days Extra Inclusions
3-Day Festival Pass $99 N/A
3-Day BYOC LAN Pass $180 -Access & a reserved spot to compete in the DreamHack Melbourne BYOC LAN

-Collectible lanyard and badge

ESL Challenger “Row F” Upgrade +$70 -Early access to arena doors for ESL Challenger Melbourne
-ESL Challenger x DreamHack Goodie Bag

-Collectible lanyard and badge

Fans can visit to view all confirmed content for the festival, and follow DreamHack on social media via TikTok, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), and Facebook for all the latest updates.

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About DreamHack
DreamHack creates a world where the gaming community comes to life. The festivals, featuring everything gaming under one roof, create an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience. Attendees meet their favorite creators, experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championships, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music, and more. DreamHack is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.

About TEG Live
TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content operating in many genres, including music, sport, family entertainment, esports, and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality, partnership, and sponsorship services.

TEG Live is owned by TEG, a leading global live entertainment, ticketing and technology business which operates globally and includes Ticketek, Ticketek Marketplace, Ticketek UK, Ticketek New Zealand, Ticketek Malaysia, Ticketek Philippines, Ticketek Singapore, Eventopia, Softix, TEG Dainty, TEG Sport, TEG Van Egmond, Laneway Festival, Handsome Tours, SXSW Sydney, TEG Theatrical, MJR Presents, TEG Life Like Touring, Brickman, TEG Rockefeller, TEG Rugby Live, TEG Europe, Propaganda, TEG Live USA, Qudos Bank Arena, FAN+, VIP NOW, and Ovation.

About Visit Victoria
Visit Victoria is the state’s tourism, business and major events company, inspiring people to visit Melbourne and Victoria through creative story-telling and enriching events.

About ESL FACEIT Group
ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the leading esports and video game entertainment company dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. EFG is built on a legacy of world-renowned brands including ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games, providing innovative ecosystems for global communities of players, fans and creators around the games they love. Working alongside leading partners, brands and global IPs, EFG operates an unmatched portfolio of live events, digital platforms and developer tools that reach and engage millions of gamers worldwide. For more information visit

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A press kit including assets for DreamHack Melbourne can be found here.

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