It had a BYOC Lan Party (bring your own pc) that sold out extremely quickly with tons of excellent @NZXT machines all about.
There were professional Esports tournaments with the largest being CS:GO follow by Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, SFV, Payday 2, Pokken, and others. The big trend is how much leverage Blizzard/Activision has in the Esports scene.
I got to participate in the production of the biggest event I’ve ever been a part of, The NVIDIA 1080 and 1070 GPU keynote and announcement party. I am a manager of the NVIDIA Twitch channel which is the largest corporate brand on Twitch. I’ve been there since day one and helped facilitate the channel culture and talent on the channel.
The pre-show, keynote, and post-show streams both featured my work and I even got to spend some time on stream haha! (Watch here : NSFW b/c of salty twitch chat). It was lots of work to wrangle the onscreen guests and make sure the community was enjoying/behaving. We hit a milestone of over 60,000+ unique concurrent viewers at one point in the stream on Twitch!
It was amazing to represent Super Rewards at Dreamhack Austin 2016 because of the opportunities that have never been thought of by bringing game dev tools to the different services in new realms of gaming culture. I can’t wait to talk more about it in the future because it is really a game changer!