Police were called to the Counter-Strike tournament at Dreamhack Winter over the weekend after a fight broke out backstage between DOTA 2 player Jonathan “Loda” Berg and esports journalist Richard Lewis.
Over the weekend, Dreamhack Winter went down. Beginning in 1994 with a couple of Swedish dudes who rented out a school hall to play some video games, it's now the world's biggest LAN party, bringing over 25,000 PC gamers together in the one spot for some games, music, cosplay and sweating.
Dreamhack Winter, an annual LAN party held in Sweden, is easily the biggest of its kind in the world. People come from all over Europe (and sometimes futher afield) to spend a few days hanging out, seeing bands and watching pro gamers. Oh, and lugging their entire PC then setting it up in a cavernous, sweaty hall.