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May 24, 2013

Dreamhack Open 2013 Summer Announces Casters and Hosts

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The Dreamhack Open 2013 Summer tournament has announced just who will be casting and hosting its Starcraft 2 matches. First is Shaun “Apollo” Clark who plays and coaches for Team Dignitas. Clark is well known for his series of tutorial videos available on Youtube, and his ongoing series entitled “Learn With Apollo,” where players send in replays, and Clark analyzes the games and provides solid, actionable feedback. Most recently, Apollo has been casting the WCS Europe with James “Kaelaris” Carrol.

Joining Clark will be Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant. Fabrikant, newly of ROOT Gaming, has casted just one major event before, having participated in the caster search for IGN Pro League Season 5 and making it to the final four. Nathanias probably most well known for the streaming and commentary of his ladder games, his casts of professional games, and his excellent Bronze to Masters video series for Terran players – a must watch for Terrans looking to learn great decisionmaking. Nathanias quite literally casts more Starcraft than people have time to watch almost every single day.

Joining the casters will be Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson and Dennis “TaKe” Gehlen as hosts, and Michael “Adebisi” Van Driel will be the observer.

About the Dreamhack Open:

About DreamHack Open
DreamHack Open is DreamHacks premiere international championship in eSports and consist of five events across Europe. The official game title is StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm by Blizzard Entertainment. DreamHack Open is supported by EIZO, Logitech G-Series and Kingston Hyper-X and boost a total prize purse of 1,200,000 SEK (which equals around $190,000). DreamHack Open is open for both amateurs and professionals and the best matches is always broadcasted in free HD.

Event dates:
DreamHack Open Stockholm, 26-27 April, Stockholm, Sweden, Annexet,
DreamHack Open Summer, 15-17 June, Jönköping, Sweden, Elmia Fair
DreamHack Open Valencia, 19-20 July, Valencia, Spain, Feria de Valencia
DreamHack Open Bucharest, 14-15 September, Bucharest, Romania, Sala Polivalenta
DreamHack Open Winter, 28-30 November, Jönköping, Sweden, Elmia Fair

In 2012 DreamHack Open had over 50 000 event visitors and over 10 million unique viewers.

About DreamHack
DreamHack is the World’s Largest Computer Festival. DreamHack’s roots and core is the LAN party, with the major events DreamHack Summer and Winter, where participants bring their own computers and connect to the Internet in a large local area network which basically BECOMES the Internet by sheer scale. DreamHack is also Sweden’s first consumer-oriented trade show / event / festival for computer games, game consoles and computers. The events are a platform for tournaments in eSports, knowledge and creative competitions, concerts by famous music artists, lectures by game developers and much more.

Learn more about DreamHack at

Press Release:

DreamHack Summer 2013 is less than 1 month away and the second tournament of DreamHack Open 2013. DreamHack, Eizo, Logitech G and Kingston HyperX are happy and proud to welcome Apollo, Nathanias, iNcontroL, Take and Adebisi to Jönköping and the Summer competition.

DreamHack Open Summer 15-17 of June will be one of the best StarCraft II tournaments in DreamHack´s history with a record breaking interest to participate and a strong competitor line-up (will be revealed next week). Together with Eizo, Logitech G and Kingston HyperX, DreamHack will bring some of the best in the industry to guide you through the tournament.

Shaun ‘Apollo’ Clark is of course back in the DreamHack seat where he belongs and will bring his excessive knowledge and world class commentating for all you StarCraft II fans. This time he will be accompanied by Nathan ‘Nathanias’ Fabrikant who is making his debute at a DreamHack event. Nathanias has been a community caster for DreamHack and has been casting WCS Europe Challenger league recently. Leading the casters through the battlefield will of course beMike ‘Adebisi’ Van Driel who is the excellent in-game observer but also an important part of the production to bring the best quality to the audience.

Leading the show will once again be Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson with his charisma and unique style there will be a show to remember. This time iNcontroL will be casting more than in Stockholm and bring his expertise as a professional StarCraft II player. Last but not least DreamHack are very happy to bring back Dennis ‘Take’ Gehlen to the DreamHack Open. Take will be bringing the best out from the tournament area and the competitors. With his fantastic style of getting a relaxed conversation with the players you won’t be bored waiting for the next game to start.

About the Author

Michael Dao
An avid lifelong gamer, Michael in particular enjoys RPGs and RTSes, though he has been known to dip his toes into the murky depths of First Person Shooters. Michael in particular enjoys Starcraft 2, and is a (terrible) Gold League Terran. Hero. Villain. You decide. Incredibly contrarian.


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