DreamHack Open Fortnite Tournament Series Announced
DreamHack has announced its latest tournament series that it will host this year and it is a great replacement for the usual events that it hosts in person. This new event series is the DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament series. It will get its start next month and go throughout the year, filling the gap left by the World Cup and other events.
DreamHack Open Fortnite Tournament Series Revealed
The DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament series is not just one tournament event that players will have the chance to participate in, but rather, a series of different tournaments that will happen over the rest of the year. Each month, something is exciting to look forward to through this series.
It all starts with the first event of the DreamHack Open Fortnite that will kick off next month on July 17. The start of the event will be held completely online and remotely, just like the rest of this series will be this year. It will last for over a week until July 26 when the first part will conclude.
The first part of the monthly series event will begin with the stage one section of the event, which will be known as heat one. Here, anyone and everyone who is wanting to compete in the tournament will have the ability to sign up and join in.
That’s right; if you are a Fortnite player and want to jump into this competition to earn some awesome prizes, you can. It doesn’t matter if you are in the correct region or not for the event, as we will get into a little later on.
First Tournament Schedule Details
There will be two heat events at the start of the monthly events, letting anyone and everyone from around the world compete. Only the top 250 players from each of the heat events will move onto stage two, with 500 players competing in the second part of the event.
Those 500 players will then compete in stage two, which will be the qualifiers for the grand finals of the month. This will work most similar to the first stage of the competition, but it will be there to narrow down the number of competitors until there are only 100 players left out of the 500.
The top 100 players will then turn around and compete in the third and final stage of the competition, known as the grand finals. The 100 players will all compete for a share of the massive prize pool offered in the DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament series.
The heat system works because the two heats will feature three hours of game time for the players to compete in. During that time, players are allowed to only battle it out in 10 games in total at the maximum. During those 10 matches, players have to make the most by earning points.
How the Points System Works
The points system is rather weird, honestly, and works in a different sort of way than we are used to from most Fortnite competitions. The players will compete in the 10 matches and earn points based on activities like the place they get in the match and the number of eliminations they have.
What’s weird about this event series is that the points allotted are just strange and bizarre. You will get five points for each elimination that you get in the event, which is fine, but the placement points are strange, to say the least, as they suddenly shoot up in number.
If you can get first place in the match and earn that victory royale, you will get 60 points, which is quite a lot, and then it goes down from there for each position you get. Second place will get 53 points; third will get 49, and so on until you get to 50th place.
From here on, it looks like anyone who gets 50th place and below will get a negative one point. Yes, you read that right, you will not earn any points for that match, but you will lose one point from your total. Presumably, 49th place will get no points at all, so certainly aim for as high as possible.
Prize Pool and Regions
Once the heats are over, the top 250 players with the most points will move onto the second stage, where they will compete in another three-hour competition stage. During this phase, the players will compete in a total of 10 games at max to earn more points.
After that stage, the top 100 players will then move onto the finals where they will be able to earn some impressive prizes. In this final stage, the rules change a little bit and the finals have players only compete in eight matches in a row, rather than 10 like before, for some reason.
The massive prize pool is $250,000 across all three regions that are in the tournament series, which is still a lot. This is especially the case since the series will happen every single month with the same amount of prize money across the three regions.
It will happen through the rest of the year, so even if you miss out or don’t get as high as you would like in the first month, you still have more tournaments that you can participate in. The three regions are Europe, North America East, and North America West.
Anyone Can Participate in the Event Series
But what is great about this is that you can participate in more than one region if you want and it doesn’t even have to be a region that you live in. Of course, it would make more sense to do the region you live in as your ping and server connection will likely be better, but you can increase your chances by competing in other regions.
At this time, there are no sign-ups available yet, but they will be soon through the DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament series website, so be sure to keep an eye there as the first heat happens on July 17, which is less than a month away at this point.
If you don’t want to participate, though, but want to watch all of the action as it happens, you can do that as well. The entire tournament series will be live-streamed on the official DreamHack Twitch channel where you can catch some of the action.
But more than likely, if there is a popular content creator or pro player participating that you like, they will likely be streaming themselves so you can always watch them on their usual channel. The DreamHack Open Fortnite kicks off its first of several monthly tournaments on July 17.