Fortnite: $50K DreamHack Cash Cup Extra – Everything You Need To Know

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Fortnite: $50K DreamHack Cash Cup Extra – Everything You Need To Know

DreamHack is back in the competitive Fortnite scene after a three-month hiatus. ESTNN breaks down the Cash Cup Extra tournament.

The Sweden-based production company known as DreamHack holds a healthy relationship with the competitive Fortnite community. They produced last year's Online Open tournament series, where players in NA East, NA West and Europe had an opportunity to make a name for themselves. Several outstanding players profited from the $1.75M USD DreamHack Online Open prize pool, and some even won multiple iterations of the competition.

January marked the end of DreamHack's popular tournament series, much to Fortnite players' dismay everywhere. When all hope seemed lost, DreamHack resurfaced on April Fools' Day to reveal their highly anticipated return to Fortnite with the Cash Cup Extra competition. Although the tournament suffered a brief delay, DreamHack’s Fortnite return is on track to begin April 15.

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What is Cash Cup Extra Presented by DreamHack?

This new DreamHack tournament is open to NA East and European trios. Those teams that want to qualify need to perform well in Fortnite's Trio Cash Cups on April 12, April 19 and May 10. The top 132 NA East and European from all three cups will automatically secure a Cash Cup Extra spot. Here is the format breakdown as we understand it for the Cash Cup Extra:

  • Three Events – April 15, April 21 & May 12
  • $50K USD Total Prize Pool
  • 132 Teams Per Tournament Based on Weekly Cash Cup Standings
  • 10 Possible Matches
  • 3-Hour Session
  • Top 20 Teams Make Money
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Competitive Fortnite players worldwide have an affinity for DreamHack's scoring system. That feeling will likely carry over into the Cash Cup Extra, where placement and elimination points are valued relatively equally. Here is the Scoring System:

  • 1st. 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. 3 points
  • Each Elimination: 6 points

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Cash Cup Extra Prize Pool

DreamHack's return to Fortnite features a prize pool worth over $50K USD. Initially, it was over $34K but DreamHack added another week. The tournament organizers have spread this money across the three events and top-20 finishers. Top earners walk away with $2.1K USD while 20th place secures $600 USD. Here is the complete prize pool:

  • 1st. $2,100
  • 2nd. $1,800
  • 3rd. $1,500
  • 4th. $1,200
  • 5th. $900
  • 6th-10th: $750
  • 11th-20th: $600

DreamHack plans to release more information leading into the first-ever Cash Cup Extra tournament. Once those details become public, we will update this article accordingly. The production company also teased additional plans for 2021. Keep an eye out for more over the next few weeks.

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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.