Over the weekend, Dreamhack Winter 2011—the largest LAN party in the world—went down in Sweden. Here's what it looked like.

To give you an idea of the scale of the event, over 12,000 people turned up with PCs in tow, to not only play the LAN games of their choosing but also take part in e-sports competitions for titles like StarCraft II and Counter-Strike.


There was also live music, stores, parties, the works. Looks like the best, if not also the stinkiest, weekend a PC gamer could wish for.

Photos courtesy of ALifeWorthEating and DreamHack. More photos on ALifeWorthEating's Flickr photostream and DreamHack's photostream.

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