DreamHack Austin 2017

Gamers to Help Adults Fighting Cancer

The upcoming DreamHack Austin is truly a dream for many passionate gamers. Thanks to 1UpOnCancer, it’ll also be a chance to help adults fighting cancer. From April 28-30, gamers will be able to stop by booth #710 and give generously to help others continue to hold onto their own dreams.

1UpOnCancer is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide financial assistance for adults fighting cancer. Founded in 2015 after Nintendo’s president and CEO Satoru Iwata passed away from cancer, the group is largely comprised of gamers and focuses upon the gaming community.

Thanks to the generosity of DXRacer, gamers who stop by the 1UpOnCancer booth will be able to enter the silent auction for a DX Racer gaming chair and WebAround. Unlike most conventional chairs, this model has a higher backrest to support your entire spinal column. There’s also a headrest pillow, conventional tilt mechanism and strong mesh material, all contributing to a better gaming experience. The winner will also receive a 56” The Big Shot Green Screen Webaround, allowing gamers using webcams to control their backdrop. The portable screen will fit most regular chairs as well.

Considered the world’s largest digital festival, DreamHack includes esports, PC LAN parties, console, tabletop, cosplay, gaming, hackathons and questing, as well as live music. DreamHack Austin will feature performances by Magic Sword, Mega Ran and Grimecraft on Friday, and Varien, Mr FijiWiji and Fractal on Saturday.

Attendees will also be able to choose from a wide variety of interactive panels over the three-day festival, including “Breaking into an Esports Career: How to Thrive in Your Dream Job”; “Japanese Street Fashion Q & A”; “Podcasting 101”; and “Women in Geek Girl Media”.

DreamHack Austin 2017 will be held at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St. in Austin. For more information, visit austin.dreamhack.com/17 or www.1uponcancer.org.