DreamHack Dallas to host CS:GO IEM and Halo Invitational
Esports festival and tournament organiser DreamHack has unveiled its slate of esports events taking place at DreamHack Dallas in June.
DreamHack Dallas will feature CS:GO’s ESL Impact Dallas Finals and Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023 events, as well as a Halo Invitational and Rocket Clash, an all-women Rocket League tournament. The tournaments will take place between June 2nd and June 4th, 2023.
DreamHack Dallas is the latest event in the DreamHack gaming and esports ‘festival’ circuit. Set to take place in Dallas, Texas in June, the event will host a large-scale public LAN party, cosplay contests, arcade cabinet competitions and more. There will also be tournaments in fighting games, collegiate and women’s Rocket League, as well as a chance for visitors to try out Counter-Strike 2.
The IEM Dallas will see 16 top CS:GO teams compete for a total of $250,000 (~£200,000) and a chance to qualify for IEM Cologne 2023. In addition, a win will count towards the Intel Grand Slam race, which recently restarted following FaZe Clan’s victory.
For Halo fans, DreamHack will host one of two Halo Championship Series Global Invitationals, a tournament that will see 16 top teams from four regions compete for a $125,000 (~100,000) prize pool.
The eight best women’s CS:GO teams will also compete at the ESL Impact Dallas Finals, a $123,000 (~£99,000) tournament whose winner will be crowned the champion of ESL Impact Season 3.
Another large prize pool is reserved for Fortnite. The $250,000 (~£200,000) tournament is open to all interested ticket holders and will be similar to the DreamHack San Diego Fortnite tournament. The best-placed teams will get the chance to participate in the Gamers8 tournament in Saudi Arabia later this year.