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Dreamhack Winter 2006 the largest LAN party ever

Jönköping, Sweden, November 30th to December 3rd, Dreamhack. The place where the biggest LAN party on earth takes place. The aim of the organization for the winter event (there is also a summer event) is 10000 attendees. Last winter saw more than 7000 attendees and it is most likely that the 10000 goal will be reached. Why I'm writing about this? Well, I'm considering going there, if you see the pictures and videos of previous events you know why. This is unbelievable.

Many of the best European E-sport stars will attend the event and some great tournaments are taking place:

  • Pro gaming: The Nordic finals of Cyberathlete Professional League, CPL. Counter-Strike 1.6 and Quake III!
  • World GameMaster Tournament and DreamHacks official game tournaments: Counter-Strike 1.6, FIFA 06, Need For Speed, WarCraft 3 and StarCraft!
  • Unofficial tournaments organized by participants.
  • Demo compos.
  • Our sponsors are arranging their own tournaments and games in their booths, on stage and online.
  • DreamHack Console Games Tournaments.
  • DreamHacks eminent Activity Crew never sleep! Fun games, competitions and happenings around the clock!
  • Don´t miss The DreamHack Game! A competition in different stages, putting your intelligence to the real test!
  • DreamHack Wargame.
  • In DreamExpo you will meet companies and organizations, try the coolest games and buy those gadgets you have always dreamed about.
  • Action events - weird sports
  • Cool and interesting classes and seminars

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As you can see, no time for sleep at this event. Plus you will be in one of the finest countries on earth - Sweden. Many beautiful women (and men), great landscape and history. Basshunter might be there as well, take a look below, he is a dj that loves computers and games.

We had to remove the old videos as they were not available anymore, and have replaced them with more recent Dreamhack videos that you find linked above.

Check out the official Dreamhack website where you find information about each upcoming event and also information about past events.

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    1. Arqueiro said on September 20, 2006 at 6:50 pm

      looks really amazing! i want one of that near my house ! :D

    2. kornie said on September 20, 2006 at 11:52 pm

      looks really boring… and the trancy music sucks donkey balls !

      wtf was that “raid” about?



    3. Geek_Gurner said on September 23, 2006 at 11:39 am

      That is fucking awsum, im gonna go take a couple of pills and then when that wears off drop acid… FKN AWSUM!!!

    4. Henkwich said on January 9, 2008 at 9:53 am

      Hi, im doing my final year project in highschool on the topic “The History of Computer Games & How you people Socialize today”. I was wondering if it was alright with you if I used the “dh2k_panoramas.jpg” you used here in said project. Gimme an answer on the mail provided if you dont mind. If I dont hear from you in a week I’ll assume you are fine with it. Also if you dont have the copyright for it or something let me know who does please.


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