STOCKHOLM/COLOGNE/NEW YORK — DreamHack, the immersive gaming lifestyle experience where the gaming community comes to life, has partnered with Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, to present Danish DJ Martin Jensen as the main music performance during the upcoming DreamHack Beyond digital festival on Saturday, June 31 at 11 pm CEST followed by a Q&A at 00-00.30 am.
The unique in-game, live performance features Martin Jensen performing in the DreamHack Beyond Razer-style environment through a technical solution from game designers Super Crowd and the Stockholm-based production company BME. Jensen will perform from a green-screen studio in Stockholm, Sweden — the animation renders from the game will create the feeling that Martin is playing inside DreamHack Beyond’s game. The performance will be live-streamed on DreamHack Beyond’s Main Stage (twitch.tv/dreamhack) as well as Jensen’s channel (www.twitch.tv/martinjensentv). Anyone who has registered for DreamHack Beyond will be able to enjoy the live performance and interact with Jensen in the Twitch chat throughout his show.
“With the new experiential leap we are taking with Dreamhack Beyond, it is important to be able to stay rooted in our native DreamHack experience with unique live-music performances,” said DreamHack Vice President of Creative Justin Burnham. “The gig resonates well with Dreamhack’s DNA as we always have great live-music performances at our festivals. We are thrilled to have Razer and Martin Jensen be part of the exploration of streaming performances with us. This one is sure to be something special.”
The all-digital, at-home, interactive experience, DreamHack Beyond, is the new hybrid festival and online multiplayer game by DreamHack. The week-long event begins Saturday, July 24, and will continue through Saturday, July 31. The week-long event will feature themed worlds, 20+ festival halls, game demos, hourly tournaments (including Hearthstone and Rocket League), the first DreamHack Battle of the Bands, cosplay competitions, panels, screenings, speedrunning, tabletop competitions and more. DreamHack Beyond is free, and registration is available at dreamhack.com/beyond.
“I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to be partaking in Dreamhack Beyond,” Martin Jensen said in a comment. “Together with Razer we’ll put together an awesome and captivating audiovisual performance to further bridge the gap between the music- and esports industry. Can’t wait to show the viewers what we’ve got in store!”
“Razer has regularly supported Dreamhack over the last decade as it has grown into one of the world’s leading hardcore gaming events,” said Christian Hunger, Events Manager at Razer. “We are excited to continue this successful collaboration, bringing Martin Jensen to this new format of a truly virtual gaming festival, combining our passion for gaming and music with a vibrant online community in a unique virtual setting”.
Additional music at DreamHack Beyond includes:
Livestreamed Music Performances
Hyper Potions | July 29 | 7pm PT / 10pm ET on Twitch
Shapes | July 30 | 3pm PT / 6pm ET on Twitch
Qlank | July 31 | 5pm PT / 8pm ET on Twitch
DreamHack Battle of the Bands (Live Final)
July 30 | 6pm PT / 9pm ET
The inaugural DreamHack Battle of the Bands will feature eight finalists from the genres of metal, punk, grunge, class and hard rock. The judging panel will consist of: Guitarist Ryan Sitkowski from Motionless in White; Drummer Alex Bent from Trivium; and Lead singer Elijah Witt from Cane Hill
Freestyle Spanish Rap Competition with Urban Roosters (Live Final)
July 28 | 6pm CET
A Freestyle Rap competition hosted by Urban Roosters is open to anyone who speaks Spanish. The judges panel will consist of three of the best Spanish freestylers: Elekipo, Tirpa and Blon. The judges will choose the best 16 freestylers for a live competition on the Main Stage of the Spanish Hall.
DreamHack is an immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the community comes to life. Millions of fans tune in to DreamHack broadcasts each year, and the 24 hour-a-day festival weekends feature everything gaming under one roof. Attendees experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music and more. In 2020, DreamHack merged with ESL to create ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. The two organizations have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions and festivals.