INAUGURAL “DREAMHACK OPEN FEATURING FORTNITE” JULY WINNERS WERE TEEQ, LIQUID STRETCH AND 100T ARKHRAM

 JULY EVENT HAD NEARLY 500,000 GLOBAL PARTICIPANTS 

First Monthly $250,000 Tournament Had Highest Number of Participants of Any DreamHack Tournament to Date

DreamHack will Continue to Produce and Broadcast 

All Monthly Tournaments on Twitch

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR AUGUST TOURNAMENT


STOCKHOLM — DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, launched the first of its new Fortnite Solo tournament series July 17-26.  The series — entitled DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite consists of monthly, online tournaments for Europe, North America East, and North America West.  With nearly 500,000 registered players from all over the world, all hoping to be in the top 100 after the semi-finals,  the inaugural event had the highest number of participants of any DreamHack tournament to date. A total of $1.75 million USD will be awarded, with a prize pool of $250,000 up for grabs every month through January 2021.

All monthly tournaments will be produced and broadcast live on Twitch by DreamHack. The competitions are open to anyone 13 years of age or older. Registration for the August Solo tournament is available HERE.

 

JULY WINNERS

Europe Grand Final

  • Polish player teeq was the winner for the European Grand Finals

  • Coming in second was 100 Thieves’ MrSavage (who also won the 2020 DreamHack Anaheim tournament)
 

North America East Grand Final

  • Team Liquid’s STRETCH was the winner of the North America East Grand Finals

  • Coming in second place was FaZe’s Dubs
 

North America West Grand Final

  • 100 Thieves’ Arkhram  was the winner of the North America West Grand Finals

  • Coming in second place was Team Parallel North America’s Frapai
 

Several of the world’s top Fortnite players qualified for the Grand Finals, including: Sentinels’ Bugha (2019 World Cup solo winner); FaZe’s Dubs; TSM’s ZexRow; FaZe’s Mongraal; and NRG’s benjyfishy

“With nearly 500,000 participants, the response to this inaugural tournament was tremendous,”  said DreamHack Chief Product Officer Michael Van Driel. “On behalf of all of us at DreamHack, we congratulate the three regional winners, commend those who made the top 100 in each region, and thank everyone for being a part of this first DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite. We can’t wait for August.” 

 

AUGUST TOURNAMENT DATES

  • North America West

    • August 6-7 | 5pm PDT
    • Grand Final on August 7
  • North American East 
    • August 20-21 | 5pm EDT
    • Grand Final on August 21
  • Europe
    • August 22-23, 5pm CEST
    • Grand Final on August 23

  

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Two open qualifiers with 750 players advancing from each heat to the semifinals.

    • Each player can play a maximum of 10 games during the three-hour heat.
  • Semifinals with 100 players advancing to the Grand Final. 
    • Each player can play a maximum of 10 games during the three-hour heat.
  • Grand Final with 6 consecutive games at scheduled times. 
    • New game starts every 40 minutes.
 

Registration for the August Tournament is available HERE

The tournaments will continue through January 2021. Additional information for DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite is available on the DreamHack website here. Details will include the tournament structure, including how to participate, scheduled tournament dates and more.  


Per Sjölin

Press and PR Manager
per.sjolin@dreamhack.com

 

Melissa A.E. Sanders

PR Specialist, Tadpole Communications
melissa@tadpolecomm.net


DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 25 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed more than 345,000 visitors in 2019. More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.

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DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 25 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed more than 345,000 visitors in 2019. More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.

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