Block your dates now for Dreamhack

The countdown to DreamHack – the world’s largest digital festival taking place at Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad from November 4-6, 2022 – has begun! The excitement is palpable as the most anticipated gaming event of the year,

presented by NODWIN Gaming, the gaming and esports arm of Nazara Technologies, promises an exciting range of fun activities including games and chess tournaments, music and dancing, chess workshops, retro games , shopping, food and more!

Here is a look at the highlights of the three-day mega celebration supported by the government of Telangana. Other partners of DreamHack India are Intel, Monster, Hyundai, Bingo.


The winner of KO Fight Night will take home a huge cash prize from the prize pool of INR 4.5 lakhs. The prize pool for Tekken 7 is INR 30,000, Street Fighter 5 will see a prize pool of INR 30,000, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate players will compete for a pool of INR 60,000.

Retro Zone, which is an open-ended gaming arena where you can enjoy retro-style games with popular board games like Monopoly, Ludo, Carrom, Snakes & Ladders, and UNO that offer a prize pool of INR 50,000. Games like Tekken (PS), Contra, Pacman and Tetris will offer a prize pool of INR 25,000.


Battle Royale fans will love the Pan Fest stage, which is ready to rock DreamHack. Teams will gather in the PUBG New State lobby to compete for a prize pool of INR 5 Lakhs. The 10 matches held in this area each day will feature 16 teams competing for cash prizes.


You can play exciting PC and mobile games over the three days and win cash prizes from a pool of INR 5 Lakhs if you think your device is too lucky for you. If so, get your Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) ticket and head straight to the LAN arena. As it brings gamers, friends and family together to experience the excitement of gaming, BYOD is considered the essence of DreamHack. The best thing about this area is that it welcomes all players and offers a variety of game genres.


  • With the addition of chess, the DreamHack celebration has grown and is sure to generate discussion. Visitors surely have extra reason to rejoice with a huge total prize pool of Rs. 20 lakhs.
  • For the first time ever, visitors can enjoy two open chess tournaments at DreamHack and also witness a thrilling deathmatch between two top grandmasters – Gukesh D and Arjun Erigaisi.
  • DreamHack Rapid Open Tournament and DreamHack Blitz Open Tournament (Prize INR 10 Lakhs)
  • Comedians on the Board (COTB), one of the most popular events in the online chess world previously hosted by Samay Raina, will be played live for the first time, at DreamHack for a prize pool of Rs. 5,000,000 .
  • Eight of the strongest chess playing comedians including Tanmay Bhat, Samay Raina, Biswa Kalyan, Joel D’souza, Anirban Dasgupta, Vaibhav Sethia, Manik Mahna and Sumit Sourav will compete to win the Rs.5 lakh prize and become the ultimate COTB champion.

Other activities include free chess workshops and fun activities as well as meetings with chess stars. Streamers can live stream all game content and interact with their fans online.


Dreamhack Hyderabad will be offering a PC Modding contest where tech enthusiasts will have to bring out their creative side. This contest is for all PC modders who like to take their customizations to the next level. PC modders have a lot to celebrate this time with a huge prize pool of 1.5 Lakhs waiting for the winners.


Another highlight of DreamHack is its Meet & Greet area where you have the chance to meet famous Indian gamers, content creators and influencers. For all the die-hard fans of big-name players like Mortal, Scout, Thug, Sid Joshi, Ocean, Payal, Xyaa, Krutika, etc., this is a golden opportunity to get some cool selfies and autographs with their favorites. Also check out some of the most popular comedians like Tanmay Bhat, Samay Raina, Biswa Kalyan, Joel D’souza, Anirban Dasgupta, Vaibhav Sethia, Manik Mahna and Sumit Sourav. Don’t forget to bring your camera to immortalize these memorable moments with these recognized talents.


If you are passionate about delivering exciting games to a wider audience, then Bingo! Streamer Zone is the perfect platform to make your dream come true. Here is your chance to go live and stream the games not only for your fans but also to attract new fans. You can also see top content creators interacting with fans.


Apart from these activities, Snapdragon Pro Series (SPS) – the largest multi-genre mobile esports competition in the world, will be hosted at DreamHack. Watch out for eight specially invited SPS teams – Marcos Gaming, Team XO, Marcos Esports, Crowned YT (TWOB), Dark Phoenix, Chacha Esports, InYourDream (Hyderabad Hydras) and Rockstar – compete at the event for a prize 8 lakh pool.


To up the entertainment quotient, DreamHack also invites you to join the high voltage #BeatsOfTheStreet block party with the youth icon Vijay Deverakonda. Witness electrifying performances from some of the country’s most sensational hip hop voices like Brodha V, one of India’s greatest rappers; Seedhe Mautthe Delhi-based duo who have used their lyrical dexterity to push the boundaries of Hindi rap; Hanuhumanitya lyrical rapper who made his NH7 Weekender debut in 2019 and DJ Kanione of the hottest hip-hop DJs who introduced India to Video Turntablism.

Appointment: 5e November 2022, Hall n°2, Hitex Exhibition Center.


  • Cosplay Zone – In this gaming carnival-like setup, dress up as your favorite gaming character and compete for the title of “Best Cosplayer” for a prize pool of INR 1.5 lakhs.
  • Just Dance Zone – Show off your best moves at the Just Dance Arcade and win from a prize pool of INR 15,000.
  • Shop till you drop – Done with all the action? Head straight to the arcade and buy some cool DreamHack merchandise before heading to the food stalls for a bite to eat.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

You can also buy tickets on Insider, Book My Show and Mera Events.

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