Fortnite: $200K DreamHack Open Duos Return In August — Schedule, Format, Prize Pool & More

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Fortnite: $200K DreamHack Open Duos Return In August — Schedule, Format, Prize Pool & More

Learn everything you need to know about the DreamHack Open in August.


DreamHack returns in two weeks with another round of multi-thousand dollar duo competitions. The DreamHack Online Open series has been a staple in the COVID-19 era of Fortnite esports. What started as a solo competition transitioned to duos late last year, and that remains the primary format in 2021, outside of the Cash Cup Extra tournaments. May marked the long-awaited return, and the NA East region crowned Degen and Ajerss champions. The European region saw Keziix and 4zr claim victory in a tight race.

With the DreamHack Open making its Summer debut, ESTNN is here to provide you with a refresher of the format, scoring system and prize pool. We also have the schedule for the tournament, which begins on August 11. Join us as we break all of this down.

Format & Schedule

You may have guessed by now, but in case you didn’t, the DreamHack Open is a duos tournament. The tournament occurs on only the European and NA East servers. Players from all regions are welcome to compete but will need to consider high pings and unfavorable conditions. Nonetheless, participants in both regions will play in preliminary Heats—those who earn enough points advance to the Semi-Finals and eventually the Grand Finals.

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Here is a look at the dates and times per region:

Europe

Heat 1 (Times in CEST)

  • Wednesday, August 11 from 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches each
  • Top 500 duos advance to the Semi-Finals

Heat 2 (Times in CEST)

  • Wednesday, August 11 from 9 PM to 12 AM
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 500 duos advance to the Semi-Finals

Heat 3 (Times in CEST)

  • Thursday, August 12 from 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 500 duos advance to the Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals (Times in CEST)

  • Wednesday, August 11 from 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 50 duos advance to the Grand Finals

Grand Finals (Times in CEST)

  • Thursday, August 19 from 7 PM to 11 PM
  • Eight matches
  • A new game starts every 35 minutes

NA East

Heats (Times in EDT)

  • Wednesday, August 11 from 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 500 duos advance to the Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals (Times in EDT)

  • Thursday, August 12 from 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 50 duos advance to the Grand Finals

Grand Finals (Times in EDT)

  • Thursday, August 18 from 7 PM to 11 PM
  • Eight custom matches
  • A new game starts every 35 minutes

Scoring System

DreamHack’s scoring structure remains unchanged from the last round in May. Eliminations in Heats are worth four points each, while that number increases to six points in the Semi-Finals and Grand Finals. Game-winning duos will collect 55 points for the Victory Royale.

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Here is the complete scoring system:

  • Victory Royale: 55 Points
  • 2nd: 49 Points
  • 3rd: 46 Points
  • 4th: 43 Points
  • 5th: 40 Points
  • 6th: 37 Points
  • 7th: 35 Points
  • 8th: 33 Points
  • 9th: 31 Points
  • 10th: 29 Points
  • 11th: 27 Points
  • 12th: 25 Points
  • 13th: 23 Points
  • 14th: 21 Points
  • 15th: 19 Points
  • 16th: 17 Points
  • 17th: 15 Points
  • 18th: 13 Points
  • 19th: 11 Points
  • 20th: 9 Points
  • 21st: 7 Points
  • 22nd: 5 Points
  • 23rd: 4 Points
  • 24th: 3 Points
  • 25th: 2 Points

Elimination: 4 Points each (Heats) & 6 Points each (Semis and Grand Finals)

Prize Pool

The DreamHack Open in August offers another $200K USD, covering both the European and NA East regions. Europe tops the list with $23K USD going to the winning duo, and all finalists will walk away with a little something.

Here is the complete prize distributions:

Europe

  • 1st: $23,000
  • 2nd: $14,000
  • 3rd: $10,800
  • 4th: $9,200
  • 5th: $7,550
  • 6th: $5.500
  • 7th: $4,400
  • 8th: $3,850
  • 9th: $3,300
  • 10th: $2,900
  • 11th-15th: $2,400
  • 16th-20th: $1,700
  • 21st-25th: $1,000
  • 26th-35th: $750
  • 36th-50th: $500

NA East

  • 1st: $13,500
  • 2nd: $8,000
  • 3rd: $6,600
  • 4th: $5,300
  • 5th: $4,450
  • 6th: $3,400
  • 7th: $2,650
  • 8th: $2,350
  • 9th: $2,050
  • 10th: $1,700
  • 11th-15th: $1,450
  • 16th-20th: $900
  • 21st-25th: $550
  • 26th-35th: $450
  • 36th-50th: $400

Anyone looking to enter can turn to Fortnite’s in-game compete tab. No formal registration is necessary, so mark your calendars for a chance to win a portion of $200K USD on the line!

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Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.