Dreamhack, 's werelds grootste en bekendste LAN heeft bekend gemaakt dat ze Call of Duty 2 gaan hosten als 1 van hun officiële tournaments in Jönkoping, Sweden. Dat heeft 1 van de admins van Dreamhack laten weten tijdens een interview met ClanBase. Ook heeft Clanbase een interview gehouden met Toker van DFO, waarin hij nader ingaat op de zaak. Een voorproefje van het interview:
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So, how is it gonna be arranged? Any prizes? We are in the early stages at the moment. We have now announced that there will be an official tournament. DreamHack is expecting about 5000 nerds to join up and have fun! Later on there will be announcements about how many teams that will be able to compete, and of course, the prizes.
Het volledige interview kan je hier vinden. Voor meer informatie of de vorderingen, houd dan de Dreamhack website in de gaten! *UPDATE* Om meer over de COD2 tournaments op Dreamhack te weten te komen, heb ik een interview gedaan met Toker. Het is wel in het Engels!
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Gamelux: Hi. How are you? Can you introduce yourself please? toker: Hey there! I'm doing fine, excellent I must say, how are you?Introduce you say? well, ehm.. My name is Johnny, I'm 27 years old and I live in Sweden - the land of the blondes and fake tits. I work with marketing, mostly through Internet for 2 of the biggest sites in sweden. I love my wife, scrappy dog and cat, gaming, music, movies, moviemaking, partying and so on. Gamelux: I’m fine, thank you! So, tell us more about the Call of Duty 2 Tournament on Dreamhack? toker: Well, it all started with a phonecall. One of the guys from DreamHack called me about somthing totally different. We ended up talking about Call Of Duty and how little it's been exposed through the years. He gave me the number to the big boss and I simply called him up and said that we demand a Call of Duty 2 Tournament! well, not exactly like that, but anyhow. Yesterday (Sunday) they called me up and told me that they had decided to have an official COD2 tournament. So, callofduty.se took upon theirselves to organize it. DreamHack is the biggest event/demoparty/LAN in the world and we are proud to be a part of the event. Gamelux: What was the main reason to introduce Call of Duty 2 in your tournament? toker: Well, DreamHack Summer is concentrated on Gaming-events. They were really glad to put Call Of Duty 2 in their roster, because, face it. It is big. It's just that no one has really contacted them before about this. We're still in the early stages of organizing everything. A website will come up, Prizes, Team-signups etc. I wanted to post this news as fast as I could, because we all know - It's better to be out early than 2 days prior to the competition. And, of course, they want to make it more popular, more games played = more visitors = more fun! Gamelux: Which gametypes will be played? toker: Gametype at the moment is only Search & Destroy 5v5. For the official Tournament. If gamers around the world wish to implement more there is a possibility for an Unofficial Tournament, for TDM / HQ etc. But for now we're sticking with Search & Destroy. Things might change, we don't want to make it too big the first time. More gametypes = more staff = more work. Gamelux: What will the prices be? toker: Haven't been decided yet. I just spoke to the man incharge. The tickets will be released end of this month, and so will the prizes. We won't be seeing any CPL-Prizes, maybe next time - who knows? We're trying our best to get good pricemoney. But there will be trophys, and a sum of money. Gamelux: Which clans are you hoping to attract to your LAN? toker: Every clan out in Europe. It's not all about the competition. It's about having a great deal of fun together. Make this a tradition, a thing to look forward to. DreamHack offers so much more than just the competitions. It's a frenzy of new stuff, gizmos and they will be showing the world championship in Football on a huge screen. Other Official Tournaments will be Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, StarCraft/Brood War/Battlefield 2. Swedish finals in ESWC. Gamelux: Which clans do you think who will be in the top3 in the Call of Duty 2 tournaments at Dreamhack? toker: But of course, the more "Big names" that attend, the more fun it will be. Gamelux: Do you think more visitors are attending your LAN because of Call of Duty 2? toker: I truly hope so. Just imagine the fact that you can see that annoying guy that always kills you in a pcw, face 2 face. And I know that the Call Of Duty 2 Tournament will bring more people to the event. I've already got an amazing responce through-out the community. Not only in Sweden. Gamelux: What other things can you do at Dreamhack (except gaming ofcourse)? toker: Well, first and foremost it's an experience. The big thing this year is the Co-operation with LAN in USA. The kick-off of World Series of Video Games, Participants can arrange their own tournaments, DreamHacks sponsors are arranging their own tournaments and games in their monters, on the stage and on the web, DreamHacks Console team organize console games tournaments, The DreamExpo in Hall C you will meet companies and organizations, try the coolest games. You can read about all this and more on: http://www.dreamhack.se (click the english flag for english) Gamelux: What do you expect of the upcoming Dreamhack? toker: I'm expecting alot of fun! I have to travel quite far aswell to attend, but I will gladly do so, once you've been to DreamHack you long to go back. Gamelux: Ok, thanks for your time. Any things to add? toker: Ok, thanks. I'd like to add one thing, yes. Callofduty.se is going to have a tournament in a couple of weeks, and the clan that wins will get 5 free tickets to DreamHack. A site will soon come up dedicated for the tournament, and the url will be posted as soon as it's done.