Brandon Sturak
Brandon Sturak
Brandon is a writer and editor for ESTNN with a passion for esports. He writes about League of Legends and esports generally, providing analysis and commentary on both. He is a founding member of Niagara University Esports, while being the previous mid laner and Head Coach for the NU Esports LoL team as well. Twitter @GhandiLoL

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DreamHack and ESL Announce Merger

Photos of cheering crowds, cosplayers, pro players and tournaments from ESL and DreamHack are shown together with the words "One Passion. Many Worlds"
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Two of the biggest companies in esports are teaming up.


Today, ESL and DreamHack announced that the two companies will be merging together. This is a massive move for the esports and gaming scene, as both companies are hugely influential. Along with this, the company will now be known as ESL Gaming.

ESL and DreamHack both are responsible for some of the biggest events in esports and gaming. ESL has huge competitions most notably in Dota 2 and CS:GO, while DreamHack is known for its huge LAN events. As of recently, DreamHack has made quite a stir in the Fortnite sphere too.

Furthermore, it was confirmed that this merger is effective immediately, meaning their vision of serving fans all across the world and from every community is already underway. ESL Gaming Co-CEO Craig Levin commented his excitement for the move:

"Through maximum cooperation and collaboration, and the melding of some of the best creative and visionary gaming minds in the industry, we will, together, continue to advance the innovation that drives this space via the most exceptional products and events."

In addition, DreamHack Co-CEO Marcus Lindmark shared his optimism for the future:

"With ESL, we will be able to offer a more tailored approach for both our community and our partners across all regions through an array of gaming and esports opportunities, all while creating impactful and memorable experiences. The future of gaming is now, and we are excited to create the future together."

This is a monumental move for these two companies. It'll definitely be interesting to watch and see what's next for ESL Gaming, as they have so much potential now.

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