Yesterday, DreamHack made headlines with their reentry into the competitive Fortnite scene. The international tournament organizer and production company announced a Fortnite tournament series, DreamHack Open, featuring a Fortnite tournament with a prize pool of $1.75 million. Each month, DreamHack will host an online tournament that features a $250 thousand prize pool. The Fortnite tournament series commences in July, concludes in January 2020, and will only be held in North America and European regions.
Welcome to the DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite!
🔸$250,000 up for grabs every month.
🔸North American & European regions only.
🔸Open participation (13+)
— DreamHack Fortnite (@DreamHackFN) June 22, 2020
Fortnite Tournament Format
DreamHack kicks off the tournament series with its first set of regional tournaments from July 17 to July 26. $250 thousand will be split among three regional competitions covering Europe, NA West, and NA East. Each competition features 500 registration spots for fans to register and compete in the event.
Each tournament has three stages. The heat stages are where open signups will battle it out for a spot in stage two. The grand final qualifier stage where 500 competitors will clash again to secure a place in the last stage. And the grand finals feature the top 100 players competing throughout eight games. To qualify and climb each stage, players need to collect qualification points throughout the matches in each stage. The player with the most points at the end of the tournament wins.
Anyone can sign up by going to the DreamHack website and filling the form. Additionally, players can participate in more than one tournament since there’s no regional block.
DreamHack Open Point System
This tournament series features a recurring point system used in previous DreamHack tournaments. Each tournament features a standard point system with rankings from first onto the player ranking cap. But the pointing system will only be given out for the top fifty players. The winner of each match will receive 60 points while fifth place receives one point. Eliminations reward players with five points.
DreamHack in Fortnite Esports
The announcement of a massive tournament series is another step forward for DreamHack. After recent success with events in Sweden and Anaheim, DreamHack sets to continue to provide great esports experiences for both fans and players. To cement itself as the next leading face for Fortnite esports, Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer for DreamHack expressed his sentiments.
“After a tremendous experience hosting the huge open participation Fortnite competitions at DreamHack Winter and DreamHack Anaheim just a few months ago, fans can look forward to a similar community-focused tournament,” said Michael Van Driel. “It will be open to all players throughout Europe and North America and is not invite based. The live broadcast on Twitch will be coupled with professional commentary and in-game observing.”
Overall, DreamHack’s announcement serves as another opportunity for potential rising stars and the Fortnite esports scene. Tune in to the first event July 17 at 17:00-20:00 CEST.
Written by Jay Hunter