Television

×

×

Viacom18 and NODWIN Gaming bring digital gaming festival ‘DreamHack’ for the first time to Asia

DreamHack is one of the world’s largest digital gaming festivals in the world

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/28/viacom.jpg?itok=NxDZf1Rb

Mumbai, September 28th, 2018: NODWIN Gaming; a pioneer in e-sports and a subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Ltd. (Nazara) and Viacom18 – India’s fastest growing media and entertainment network have come together to bring the world’s largest gaming festival – DreamHack - to India. The DreamHack India event will take place from 21-23 December 2018, at NESCO, Mumbai.

Speaking about the network’s endeavours into e-sports, Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO and Managing Director Designate, Viacom18 said: “Viacom18 has never been one to shy away from experimenting with new concepts, ideas and formats. Given the strong affinity youth audiences have with our content, brands and experiences, we think this is the right time for us to dip our toes in the fast-paced, thrilling world of e-sports. The world is changing fast and lines are blurring between different content genres. Given the abundance of data that has been unleashed by Jio, it is only natural for the fandom around e-sports to grow by leaps and bounds in India. As the country’s youngest full-play media organization, we want to stay ahead of the curve and tap into tomorrow’s big passion points today. Our association with DreamHack is a step in this direction.”

DreamHack is a digital festival where gamers and digital natives come together for a three-day weekend which features a 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party, e-sports gaming competitions; Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC). The festival will be jam-packed with players/gamers who will be invited for a gaming championship in pro e-sports tournaments, collegiate matches, world famous LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, activities, expos, music concert, art and more. Till date, DreamHack has organized multiple events in the North America and European regions.

On bringing DreamHack to India, Akshat Rathee, Founder and CEO, NODWIN Gaming says, "DreamHack has always been the epitome of the celebration of gaming and esports globally and we are delighted to partner with Dreamhack on their Indian journey. India with its dynamic youth and famed hospitality is a great beachhead into bringing the Dreamhack experience to Asia. NODWIN Gaming has been working hard on providing the best for our community of gamers across the country. This places the love for gaming right at the centre of our ecosystem. Partnering with Viacom18 brings the synergy full circle. Their reach to the youth of our country is unparalleled and we look forward to the convergence"

The scope will see events with leading games such as DOTA, CSGO and KO Fight Nights (a street fighter championship) along with a Mobile Cricket event, the participants will also get a chance to meet and greet with international teams and gamers and enjoy an engaging experience in streamer zones. The gaming festival will be a ticketed event starting from INR 399/- and will be streamed live on VOOT.

Elaborating on this partnership, Sidharth Kedia, Head - Corporate Strategy, M&A, Data Sciences & Dy. Chief Commercial Officer, Viacom18 said, "There is an avid gaming community in India and with Viacom18’s presence across live, digital and broadcast media alongwith a strong connect with the Indian youth, we are uniquely poised to leverage properties such as DreamHack in India and take e-sports to a larger audience base. We look forward to introducing this exciting property to Indian audiences."

On India getting its biggest festival, Gautam Virk, Chief Operating Officer, NODWIN Gaming said, "DreamHack brings in the zest of a digital festival which also happens to be the biggest LAN event the country has ever seen. NODWIN Gaming is pleased to have partnered with DreamHack for their Indian counterpart. We are constantly working for the excellent gaming community and we are most excited to provide them with something of this magnitude. We will make sure that no stones are left unturned in our efforts on this milestone event"

The event will also host a ‘Retro Zone’ featuring arcade machines with classic games from the yesteryears. Event partners will also organize exclusive expo zones at the event and allow visitors a chance to lay their hands on the latest technology and gadgets. DreamHack India will not only develop an emotional connect among attendees, but also leave them with lifelong memories to cherish. The festival will offer something for everyone who is a part of the gaming universe/gaming enthusiasts.

"We are excited about entering another continent as DreamHack open its doors to the first DreamHack India event. The partnership with NODWIN Gaming helps us redefine professional gaming in India where we can offer something exciting and for millions of gamers across the region. This, we believe, will give the pro gamers the right setup to play at their full potential,” said DreamHack CEO, Marcus Lindmark. “Our goal is to build a healthy gaming ecosystem, and we look forward to helping build a successful and competitive event”, he further adds.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/ze.jpg?itok=j8OhbaHw
ZEE Entertainment, in association with Wrestling Federation of India, announces the launch of ZEE Kushti Dangal

MUMBAI: Following the unprecedented success of ZEE Maharashtra Kushti Dangal, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), under the aegis of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), today announced the launch of ZEE Kushti Dangal. In what shall be a delight for wrestling fans, the inaugural season of...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/shrotstv.jpg?itok=J3iL4PpT
ShortsTV expands to 60 million homes across India adding Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV

MUMBAI: ShortsTV, a leading next-generation content platform delivering high quality short form content to global audiences, is now available on India’s major DTH platforms after launching new partnerships with Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV. The service, debuting in 2018 exclusively on Tata...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/hfc.jpg?itok=RKiPMUTK
ISL Franchise Hyderabad Football Club unveils its logo

MUMBAI: Hyderabad Football Club (HFC), the newest entrant into the premium football tournament franchise, Indian Super League has unveiled its official logo titled ‘Reliving Hyderabad’s Football Legacy’. The logo of Hyderabad FC embodies the city’s heritage with the minarets of Charminar and the...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/cnbc.jpg?itok=XiSWbHmv
CNBC-AWAAZ launches ‘STARTUP Nation’ - A comprehensive daily-show on Startups

MUMBAI: As the country rides the start-up wave, pioneer of startup programming and India’s award-winning Hindi business news broadcast channel, CNBC AWAAZ today announced the launch of its latest daily-show - STARTUP Nation. The thirty-minute show aims to bring together stories of entrepreneurial...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/zeecafe.jpg?itok=uuwYA56W
Witness the challenges of the battlefield across treacherous terrains with the BBC First drama ‘Our Girl’ on Zee Café

MUMBAI: As a female medic in the British Army, Georgie Lane’s life is full of battles – both physical and personal. Our Girl, follows the fearless adventures of the tightknit unit of soldiers in ‘2-Section’ as they fight for survival on the most dangerous missions of their lives. Watch Our Girl...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/23/dangal-tv.jpg?itok=CVPM7YNY
BARC week 37: Dangal retakes top spot in yo-yo struggle across genres

Enterr10 Television network’s Hindi GEC was the most watched channel Across Genres on All Platforms as well on the Free Platform in week 37 of 2019 (Saturday, 7 September 2019 to Friday, 13 September 2019, week or period under review).

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/21/Zee%20Kannada.jpg?itok=XUlTLr0x
Zee Kannada’s 'Jote Joteyali' garners 171% growth in primetime slot

MUMBAI: Zee Kannada’s recently launched show Jote Joteyali garnered 171 per cent of total growth in the primetime slot, according to the channel. The show was launched on 9 September, has topped the chart in Kannada television industry in fiction genre. The show is telecasted every Monday to Friday...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/20/ss.jpg?itok=o6tHW5k2
Star Sports launches MISSION 2020 with the Men in Blue

MUMBAI: The ‘Men in Blue’ have embarked on their quest to bring the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy home next year, beginning with the home season of cricket on Star Sports with South Africa tour of India that started on September 15th. Mission 2020 will showcase all India matches as they prepare for the...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/20/zee.jpg?itok=KNZ8xLWb
Zee Kannada’s Jote Joteyali launch breaks all records in the Kannada Television Industry

MUMBAI: The No. 1 Kannada General Entertainment Channel, Zee Kannada’s recently launched Jote Joteyali tops the charts in the Kannada television industry in the fiction genre. This eccentric love story garnered a total of 171% of growth in the prime slot of 8:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The record...

Television TV Channels Regional

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories