Nomination Marks First Time an Esports Production
Has Been Nominated
Kristallen (EN: Crystal) is Swedish Equivalent
of The Emmy Awards
STOCKHOLM — eAllsvenskan, the Swedish FIFA league produced by DreamHack in partnership with Discovery Networks Sweden and Svensk Elitfotboll, has been nominated for a Kristallen award in the category of “Best Sports Production”. Kristallen is Sweden’s own TV award, often compared to the world-renowned The Emmy Awards. This is a historic nomination as it is the first time that an esports production has been nominated for the prestigious award.
The inaugural season of eAllsvenskan featured twelve competing teams representing traditional football clubs from the two top leagues in Sweden — Allsvenskan and Superettan. The league was played between March and May, 2019, using EA Sports FIFA 19 on PlayStation 4 with a 500,000 SEK prize pool on the line. Winning the inaugural season was Malmö FF, claiming the title at the Grand Final event, live from Stockholm, Sweden on May 25.
eAllsvenskan was produced by DreamHack and broadcast on Discovery Network, Sweden’s streaming platform Dplay and on Swedish TV channel Kanal 9.
Created in 2005, the Swedish TV award “Kristallen” (EN: Crystal) is an annual award administered by the foundation Det svenska tevepriset. The 2019 edition features 19 categories, with nominations coming from award juries as well as popular vote. This years’ “Kristallen” award ceremony will be held at “Cirkus” in Stockholm, Sweden on August 30 and will be broadcast by Swedish state TV, SVT.
Read more and find all the nominees at kristallen.tv (Swedish).
Experience the eAllsvenskan production on the official Youtube channel.
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018.