DreamHack Anaheim 2022#2017
It’s with a heavy heart that due to rising COVID cases both domestically and internationally, DreamHack will be announcing that DreamHack Anaheim will be cancelled. It is a frustrating announcement to have to make, but the safety of those around us has to take priority. This has been a very recent development and was something we were not aware of or expecting. The North American scene has long waited for a LAN that anyone can turn up to, whether they have took part in the Newbie Drive or have been topping the Invite leaderboards. We really wanted this to be the start, but that beginning has to be put on hold.
For those that have already purchased tickets, I have been assured that there will be full refunds available and we will let you know when this is ready. We will work with them to ensure that anyone that has spent money on this event gets a full reimbursement.
In the meantime we will look into some online events that could be run in its stead. LAN is not off the table, but plans are currently on hold.
Now that the prize pool and rentals are confirmed, I am happy to say that froyotech will be attending, CU@ :)
“Due to rising COVID-19 cases, DreamHack Anaheim TF2 LAN will not be going ahead.”
"After much deliberation we’ve ended up at the hard decision of cancelling DreamHack Anaheim 2022 due to the increased difficulties in hosting the event in the qualitative manner we strived for.
For more info please read the full statement:"
Measures should now be in place for people to get refunds if they have purchased a ticket. We will assist where possible although any queries regarding the refunding process should be directed towards DreamHack first, as we have no involvement on that side.
With that being said, we will continue to monitor the COVID situation to determine when and where it is safe to bring LAN back to the global TF2 audience. If you are aware of any events, organisers, or venues that you believe could be a place for a viable and sustainable LAN competition please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of the EssentialsTF team leads.