DreamHack San Diego: Counter-Strike 2, Mario’s Mom, And Everything Else To Know

The gaming community is abuzz with excitement as DreamHack San Diego gets ready to kick off on April 7-9, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center. While E3 2023 has been canceled, DreamHack San Diego is going ahead with full force, promising attendees an eventful few days filled with games, films, concerts, and much more.

When and Where Is DreamHack San Diego?

DreamHack San Diego is scheduled to take place on April 7-9, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center. This will be the first time San Diego will be hosting DreamHack, a gaming convention that features esports tournaments, freeplay zones, cosplay competitions, and much more.

How Much Are Tickets?

One-day passes for DreamHack San Diego cost $36, while a three-day pass costs $89. Visitors can purchase premium packages and find more information about the event on the DreamHack website.

Notable Events and Celebrities

The event promises to be jam-packed with various activities such as watching the long-awaited Super Mario Bros. Movie and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves on the opening weekend of the event. DreamHack San Diego welcomes various celebrities, including Jack Black, who voices Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Kevin Michael Richardson, who voices Kamek, and Jessica DiCicco, who plays Mario’s mother.

Other Celebrities Include:

  • Anjali Bhimani
  • God of War actors
  • Eric Bauza
  • Jason Paige
  • The Warp Zone

Many other celebrities will be there to entertain the visitors over the course of the three days.

Playable Games and Tournaments

Alongside film screenings and celebrity appearances, DreamHack San Diego opens up a freeplay area where attendees can try their hands on various games like the highly anticipated Counter-Strike 2, Overwatch 2, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, Elden Ring, and Dead Space. Additionally, many tournaments will be held throughout the event, with a whopping $800,000 up for grabs, including a $250,000 Fortnite competition. Fighting game enthusiasts get their share with $100,000 up for grabs, including $70,000 from Ubisoft’s Brawlhalla tournament, and a Rocket League tournament with $310,000 on the line. Mobile games like Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars will also have tournaments, with $100,000 up for grabs between the two games.

Sway and Justin “JWong” Wong will be at DreamHack San Diego for the King of the Hill competition, where attendees can compete in Fortnite and Street Fighter tournaments for a chance to take on the two champions. The event will also support various charities such as Autism Society San Diego, local charities, and military personnel through donation campaigns for attendees.


DreamHack San Diego is the place to be for the gaming community in April 2023. A host of activities, tournaments, and celebrities awaits the attendees as they embark on an exciting three-day journey filled with gaming and entertainment.


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