DreamHack Announces $1.75 Million Tournament Series

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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 Fortnite with an overall prize pool of $1.75 million. Each month, DreamHack will host an online tournament that features a $250 thousand prize pool. The tournament series commences in July and concludes in January 2020 and will only be held in North America and European regions.

DreamHack kicks off the tournament series with their first set of regional tournaments starting on July 17th and concluding on the 26th. $250 thousand will be split among three regional competitions covering Europe, NA West, and NA East. Each competition features five-hundred registration spots for fans to register and compete in the event.

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Each tournament has three stages. The heat stage wherein open signups will battle it out for one of the spots in stage two. The grand final qualifier stage wherein the five-hundred passing competitors will clash it out again to secure a placing in the last stage. And the grand finals, which feature the top one-hundred players competing throughout eight games. To qualify and climb each stage, players will need to collect qualification points throughout the matches in each stage. The player with the most points at the end of the tournament wins.

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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.

The tournament series features a recurring point system that has been used in previous DreamHack tournaments that most players will be accustomed to. Each tournament features a standard point system with rankings from first onto the player ranking cap. The pointing system will only be given out for the fifty top-ranking players. The winner of each match will receive sixty points while the fifth placing person receives one point. Eliminations reward players with five points.

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The announcement of a massive tournament series is another step in the field for DreamHack. After the recent success with its events at Sweden and Anaheim, DreamHack sets to continue to provide great esport experiences for both fans and players. To cement itself as the next leading esport face for competitive Fortnite, 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. 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 competitive Fortnite scene. Tune in to the first even this coming July 17th at 17:00–20:00 CEST.

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