India’s First ‘DreamHack’ and Guess Who Stole the Show? PUBG!
Video Editor: Veeru Krishnan Mohan
What’s that one event gamers sure don’t want to miss? It’s the DreamHack – digital gaming festival. For the first time on December 21, this gaming festival came to India as Mumbai hosted the fest’s first Asia edition.
The trend started in Sweden in 1994 where the participants were invited to bring their own computer and be a part of the extravaganza. BYOC - Bring your own computer - was the mantra here too. Atlanta, Valencia, Marseilles and Stockholm have seen the previous editions of DreamHack.
From DOTA, Counter Strike, FIFA, PUBG to retro games like Pinball, Contra and Tetris, the gaming marathon had it all. The event saw hourly PUBG tournaments and there was a sizeable amount to win. PUBG alone had 24 matches in the squad category alone and the first prize was Rs 20,000.
The best thing was that even though the gaming marathon had all the games that are creating the buzz right now, card and board game enthusiasts were welcome too. Foosball, Monopoly and Dungeons & Dragons kept some of the 90s kids hooked too.
The Quint spoke to some of the PUBG participants as it had the maximum participation across all games at DreamHack. These professional players who play for companies shared tips and tricks to win the game and how many hours they practice for.
Chicken dinner anyone?