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ESL and DreamHack to Merge, Brands Will Remain Intact

Global tournament organizers ESL and DreamHack will merge their operations into a single entity under the name ESL Gaming. The new structure will be led by Co-CEOs Craig Levine and Ralf Reichert. DreamHack President and CEO will take the role of president, DreamHack SVP, project and event operations.

While the companies and their leadership structures have merged, the brands will continue to operate as they have – DreamHack festivals will remain under the DreamHack name, as will ESL competitions.

DreamHack and ESL share a parent company in Modern Times Group. The companies have already begun collaborating more directly this year through the ESL Pro Tour – a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament circuit consisting of various established ESL and Dreamhack-branded events.

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