Between February 15-17, 2019, visitors of DreamHack at the Leipzig Trade Fair will marvel at the creative works of the world's best modders. For the 17th time since 2002, talented women and men will demonstrate their abilities and compete for a popular place on the podium. The DCMM is now organized in cooperation with the steadily growing DreamHack Leipzig. The DCMM is an annual event; winners carry their title as acting champions for the full calendar year. In addition to the five proven categories, there is also a new keyboard modding category, sponsored by CHERRY.
Casemodding – from commercial hardware to something unique
If you think computer hardware looks boring, you'll be surprised. The elite of the casemodding scene will show off their abilities in five categories: CaseMods (case modification; modified commercially available computer cases), CaseCons (case construction; self-designed and self-built cases), CE Mods (consumer electronics modification; modified hardware cases except computers), Cases on the Move (self-driving mods) and a 24-hour Livemodding Challenge. On each of the first three days of DreamHack the teams of the Livemodding Challenge will have up to 24 hours to create a casemod out of standard bulk goods. Expert judges will nominate the most impressive results in all categories on the last day of the DCMM. During the finals, DreamHack visitors get to select the most spectacular creations and most beautiful cases from the selection of finalists.
Keyboard Modding - powered by CHERRY
This year for the first time there is a brand-new challenge for modders: CHERRY has provided 15 top-class MX-Board 5.0 keyboards with the world's leading MX switch technology and patented ergonomics solution to interested modders. In addition, Corsair has provided 15 of their K70 RGB Mk.2's, a rugged, mechanical, premium-class gaming keyboard. Equipped with a lightweight, durable aluminum frame and CHERRY MX switches, this keyboard delivers the reliability and precision that gamers need. Modders are allowed to modify these keyboards to their heart's content. "Keyboard Modding - powered by CHERRY" is part of the traditional CE Mods category, but there will also be a special jury award for these creations during the awards ceremony.
CHERRY is one of the world's leading manufacturers of computer input devices with a focus on office, industry, security, and switches for mechanical PC gaming keyboards, and is the absolute specialist in this segment. Over 30 years ago, CHERRY introduced an innovation in the field of mechanical keyboards with the MX switch and established it as a market-leading standard that has been enforced by PC players and keyboard manufacturers as an absolutely uncompromising solution. However, CHERRY isn't resting on its laurels, working with dedication on the development of new MX technologies. The result of this comprehensive work is a line of innovative switches that meet the modern requirements of today and the future. The development of MX switches has always been carried out by engineers in Auerbach. Without exception, all components are made in Germany to guarantee a high precision of the mechanics. Extensive tests and comprehensive quality controls are also carried out in its in-house laboratory, which ensures a consistent and high quality.
CORSAIR is one of the leading providers of high-performance PC peripherals and components for gamers, enthusiasts, and e-sports fanatics. Since its foundation in 1994, Corsair has received thousands of awards for its products, including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice, wireless headsets, high-performance components for developing gaming PCs, and the fully integrated gaming PC CORSAIR ONE.
About DreamHack Leipzig
DreamHack Leipzig is with about 18,500 visitors the official German platform of the Swedish DreamHack, the world's largest e-sports festival. The organizer is Leipziger Messe GmbH with Schenker Technologies GmbH/XMG as co-organizer and DreamHack AB as founder. The main elements of the festival are numerous professional e-sports tournaments, the DreamExpo exhibition with its DreamStore, and a LAN area with over 1,700 seats. The festival offers an extensive programme around gaming on all three days of the event. For more information, see www.dreamhack-leipzig.de.
The International German Casemod Championship (DCMM, Deutsche CaseMod Meisterschaft) is organized by planetlan GmbH in cooperation with DreamHack Leipzig and has been an integral part of the national and international casemodding scene since its first championship in 2002. Participants put a lot of passion and effort in their works of art, which can then be admired by visitors of the fair. For more information, see www.dcmm.de.