During DreamHack Rotterdam 2019 we had the Trust Gaming LAN Party powered by Kayzr. Hundreds of awesome gamers and esports fans joined us in Ahoy for a weekend of non-stop gaming! From Friday October 18th (18.00 hrs) until Sunday October 20th (18.00 hrs) there was a total of 800 games who played and competed across various games and platforms.
There were three levels of competitions: the master competitions (with a total prize pool of € 13,500 over 5 games), the advanced competitions (with great hardware prizes) and several fun competitions. We call them Serie A, Serie B and Serie C.
There were 800 seats during DreamHack Rotterdam 2019. Seating could be selected by the attendees in September and those with Early Access tickets got a one hour headstart to select their preffered seats.
These were numerous competitions across various games including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Rainbox Six Siege, Fortnite, FIFA, Overwatch and Brawlhalla with varying prizepools upwards of €4,000 across three different levels of competitions.
Rotterdam Ahoy offered everyone a super fast internet connection. In cooperation with NFOrce, GidPro and XXL Net a redundant 100 Gb network was provided and the connection to the LAN was 1000 Mb.
Here are some settings and instructions given to participants in 2019:
- 1000 Mb p/s
- Auto negotiation
- DHCP on
- NAT Type 1, so a public address right on the internet
- Ensure good antivirus and a local firewall on your PC; the built-in firewall of your PC is generally sufficient
- Make sure you have p2p programs off. This is filtered on.
- Ensure good cabling (Cat6 or better), you will be able to purchase CAT6 cables at the event, if necessary.
- The distance to the nearest switch can sometimes be more than 5 meters. Keep this in mind.
- Connecting a switch is not permitted. If you do try this, your network port will be closed automatically
There was a possibility a Gaming Chair, Gaming PC or Gaming Monitor individually, but you were also able to rent all three of these items as a bundle.
More details on how to enter the competitions and seating will be available soon. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know : www.rotterdamgamesweek.com/sign-up-now
* The Fifa19 tournament was organized in compliance with the EA Fifa19 Community Tournament Guidelines and approved, but not not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors