DreamHack Leipzig to be the venue for the International German Casemodding Championship
Next February, thousands of gamers will once again make the pilgrimage to DreamHack Leipzig for a three-day celebration and a packed program. With a pulsating expo, top-class eSports tournaments, Germany's largest LAN party and many other exciting activities, the gaming festival has established itself as an absolute fixture in the community calendar. Now DreamHack Leipzig includes yet another highlight: With immediate effect, the International German Casemodding Championship (DCMM) will be an integral part of the festival.
The international modding competition brings the world's best modders together to present their creative works. For the 17th time since 2002, talented men and women will be demonstrating their skills and competing to secure a spot on the winners' podium at DreamHack Leipzig 2019. The winners of the regular awards bear the title of reigning champion for one full calendar year.
"We are delighted that the DCMM has found its new home at the DreamHack Leipzig. The championship enriches the already extensive variety of our gaming festival with a visual, creative and technical highlight. For the casemodding scene, DreamHack Leipzig is the ideal place to demonstrate their abilities to the gaming community", explains Stephanie Scholz, project director of DreamHack Leipzig.
"The DCMM's new home is the perfect partner to actively support the fascinating development of the casemodding culture and to promote the public perception of modders as talented designers. We are very pleased about this relocation", says Michael Wegner, organizer of the DCMM.
Casemodding – from commercially available hardware to unique items
You won't find any plain gray hardware at the DCMM. The top players in the casemodding scene present their skills in six categories: CaseMods (Case Modification - modified computer cases from industrial series production), CaseCons (Case Construction - self-designed and built cases), CE-Mods (Consumer Electronics - other modified cases, except computers), Cases on the move (self-moving mods) and in the 24h Livemodding Challenge. Through the course of the three days, teams work on standard computer housings live in front of festival visitors. On the last day of the exhibition, a jury of experts selects the most impressive piece in each category. The award ceremony takes place on the event stage. During the championship, the audience also has the chance to choose their favorite creation and Germany's most beautiful beauty case from among the exhibited mods.
The keyboard modding competition is a brand new challenge taking place for the first time at DreamHack. DCMM sponsor CHERRY provides interested modders with 15 high-end MX Board 5.0 keyboards, which feature the world's leading MX switch technology and a patented ergonomic solution. In addition, CORSAIR 15 K70 RGB MK.2, is providing a robust, mechanical premium gaming keyboard. Modders can request the keyboards free of charge and modify them to their heart's content. Within the traditional CE Mods category at the DCMM, there is a special jury award for these creations, with keyboard modding as part of the official categories and the award ceremony. Interested modders can apply until 16 August at firstname.lastname@example.org. A total of 30 keyboards will then be shipped out so that all participants are guaranteed enough construction time before the DCMM at DreamHack Leipzig. The participants selected for keyboard modding are automatically admitted to the DCMM.
The DCMM is organized by planetlan GmbH and has been an integral part of the national and international casemodding scene since the first championship 16 years ago.
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