The Great Faction War Begins!

Visit the DreamINN to start your journey… all attendees are welcome to try… not all will succeed.
You and your friends will be enlisted into the faction of your choosing and start down an epic path. Partner up with friends family to fight for control over DreamHack Austin. Cosplay welcome.

Every DreamHack festival is now a battleground. An ages long conflict that has existed for years in Europe has now spilled onto American soil. In DreamHack Europe, each organization is equally matched in number. Open war would only lead to their mutually assured destruction. Instead, each faction has committed to a measure of peace through a different strength of arms:

The Order.

An organization driven by their conviction. They are the Keepers. They offer discipline in a world surrounded by chaos. They are the light that leads the wayward to the path of salvation. They will show that there is only one way to maintain peace. Peace through The Order.

The Revenant.

A group of mercenaries, thieves, and assassins. They are the Seekers. The Revenant thrive amidst turmoil. They aim to undermine The Order at every turn. Without The Order, there can be only chaos. Chaos will sow opportunity.

The Grand Tournament.

Each faction sends their 5 finest champions to represent them in a Grand Tournament. Whichever team wins the Grand Tournament, can claim the territory. This cycle repeats every year at every location. It is an uneasy truce but there is no open bloodshed.

There are rumors of a powerful relic. This now threatens the balance. This item of power can unlock treasures never before seen and wield magic unimaginable. It appears that this relic has appeared in Austin.

The factions now flock to this battleground in an attempt to secure the relic and capture DreamHack Austin. There are traces of a “map” detailing the location of this item. Each organization must pool its resources if they hope to get their hands on this relic. It is rumored that whoever gains the relic will have access to treasures and power unyielding. Even if that proves to be false, whoever controls the relic will have denied their enemy the opportunity to gain the upper hand.

Who will be the first to obtain this power? Will The Order illuminate the path to salvation or will The Revenant reap the seeds of chaos?

4 Ways to Earn Your Place in the Grand Tournament

1. Nerf Marksman Challenge

Think you’re a hot shot? Prove it. Score points as you shoot at a target and show that your words are as accurate as your bullets. For the more adventurous souls, you may ‘up’ the difficulty and shoot further than the standard distance and score even more points! Do well enough and you may catch the eyes of the people who can make use of your… talents.
The top finisher for Team Orange and Team Black will be chosen to participate in the Grand Tournament.
Location: DreamINN

2. Arcane Magic Challenge

Beside every great hero in history, there has always been a great magician. King Arthur and Merlin. Aragon and Gandalf. And then there’s you… Greatness begins somewhere so why not here? Choose the type of Arcane magic you wish to wield and hone your craft by using your magic on a helpless target. Not all magic was created equal so choose your class wisely. And maybe, you’ll become part of history yourself…
The top finisher for Team Orange and Team Black will be chosen to participate in the Grand Tournament.
Location: DreamINN

3. Portal Puzzle Challenge

Not all battles are won through strength of arms. Some involve logic and deduction. Or in this case, simple trial and error. You and a partner must solve individual puzzles. When one has finished, the other may begin. When both of you are done you must combine your intelligence to solve an ever greater puzzle. There will be a prize awaiting for you at the end of this ordeal will be deat… cake. Your prize will be cake. Also should you fail, you will be incinerated. For Science!
The top pair for both Team Orange and Team Black will be chosen to participate in the Grand Tournament.
Location: DreamINN

4. Minecraft Maze Running

Your Objective: Get to the end. Your tools: A mouse, a keyboard, and your sense of direction. Don’t get turned around or you may be lost in the maze forever. Be the fastest person to make it through and you may yet prove your usefulness to the people you have chosen to align yourself with. Now…RUN! Get to the Choppa!!!
The top finisher for Team Orange and Team Black will be chosen to participate in the Grand Tournament.
Location: DreamINN

Earn Epic Prizes All Weekend

Prize Wall

Ahh, so you seek treasure… The dreams of the worthy may yet come true. Fight hard and gather currency through quests to be redeemed at the prize wall where spectacular rewards may be unlocked through individual and group accomplishments. Those of sound fortitude will soon discover what awaits when the doors open this coming April 28th…
Location: DreamINN

Con Scavenger Hunt

Experience the sights and sounds of DreamHack! Roam around the con and earn rewards for doing it. You will be running around the Austin Convention Center collecting clues to find the pieces of a mysterious puzzle.
Location: Everywhere

Trivia Lounge

Come join us in our Gaming Lounge and nerd out over trivia! Test your wits and memory from a wide variety of subjects. It is free to play and you can mingle with follow attendees. Think you are geeky enough? Come find out how geeky in our fast-paced trivia game at our exclusive Trivia Lounge!
Location: DreamINN

Rock Paper Scissors Battles

Have you ever wanted to be randomly stopped and put to the test against a random stranger? Have you ever wanted to experience the rush of a tournament at breakneck speeds? Don’t worry, we got you! Keep an eye out for our Rock, Paper, Scissors warden as they wander DreamHack. At any time, this person can stop and instigate a battle! Need to settle a dispute? Need to show your friends who’s boss? Need to show your dad/mom how to be a true gamer? NO PROBLEM! Be sure to look out as the warden will challenge anyone at any time! Like in Pokemon, if you are in their line of sight they might chose you!
Location: Everywhere