- DreamHack Open kicks the Fortnite $250,000 event in July with five more events after that expected in 2020
- The event will be split into three competitive regions, and specifically NA West, NA East, and Europe
- All players participating must be at least 13 years of age and have a two-factor authentication
DreamHack and Epic Games have teamed up for the Fortnite DreamHack Open which will feature six $250,000 events through the end of 2020.
Fortnite DreamHack Open Announced
DreamHack has been confirmed as an official third-party partner for Epic Games’ flagship title, Fortnite. The news came with the announcement of Chapter 2 Season 3 of the game’s competitive season, and with a further confirmation that there will be one monthly Fortnite event held by DreamHack through the end of 2020. Fortnite has been included in DreamHack events before, and not least in DreamHack Winter 2019.
The prize pool for each event is $250,000 and the first tournament for individual players kicks off on July 17 – 25. The events will be held in North America East & West and Europe. DreamHack has already opened registration and streams will be available live so fans can tune in and watch the events in real-time. Sign-ups are already available.
DreamHack Open July: Format, Prize and More
The July event is a Solo tournament held from July 17 through July 25. DreamHack is hosting several legs of the event for West and East North America as well as Europe. Two open qualifiers will be held with a total of 250 players taking part in each.
Each player will be able to join 10 games during the three-hour qualifier with 100 players making it to the Grand Final. The Grand Final will then be played as eight consecutive games, with a new game starting every 40 minutes.
Eliminating an opponent will earn you 5 points and placing first, 60. The initial stages of the competition are known as “Heats,” in which players try to survive the longest and effectively be the last avatar standing.
Meanwhile, the event will have slightly different prize pools across all regions with the total divvied up in a way that reflects on how much competition there is in a particular region. For example, placing 1st in Europe would mean $16,000 in prize money.
However, placing 1st in NA East would only fetch you $10,000 whereas a victory in NA West would only be worth $4,000. These numbers are tailored to the expected number of competitors and the perceived skill level of participants.
The event will be broadcasted live from the official DreamHack Fortnite account on Twitch. Players interested in signing up may do so right now or wait until next month’s competition. All players must be at least 13 years old and have two-factor authentication.