Fortnite: Alliege Wins September NA West DreamHack Open

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Fortnite: Alliege Wins September NA West DreamHack Open

NA West led off September’s stretch of DreamHack Online Open Fortnite tournaments, which promised $4K USD to the top point earner.

The Swedish production company, DreamHack, began handing out $250K USD per month to the top three competitive Fortnite regions back in July. The inaugural month of competition produced Liquid STRETCH, teeq and 100T Arkhram as the first place finishers respectively for NA East, Europe and NA West. August followed suit with Coop, k1nzell, and 4DRStorm claiming victory in their respective regions.

This month brought a new season of Fortnite and an entirely new meta for players to learn. Gone are the days of the Kit’s Mythic Shockwave Launcher and Charge Shotgun. Now, players have Marvel superpowers to harness and use to their advantage. With another piece of $250K USD on the line, let’s see which NA West Grand Finalist earned September’s DreamHack Online Open Championship.

Alliege Claims Victory

Free-agent controller player Alliege bested all 99 of his opponents in the NA West DreamHack Grand Finals. He broke the 300 point threshold, earning 305 across the final six tournament matches. Despite not completing a Victory Royale, Alliege’s four top-15 finishes and 17 eliminations won him the tournament. He and July DreamHack winner 100T Arkhramn jockeyed for position on the leaderboard, but Alliege’s final match produced enough points to win the competition. The 15-year-old free agent added $4K USD to his career Fortnite earnings.

5G Nach finished in second place with 287 points. Nach took first place in the penultimate match and subsequently completed a five-elimination fifth-place finish in the final game. His match six effort yielded enough to points to vault him over Arkhram on the leaderboard, thus earning him $2K USD. Although he led for much of the tournament, Arkhram’s fifth tournament match proved his downfall as he managed zero points. Nonetheless, Arkhram continues to showcase his skill at the highest level of NA West Fortnite and snagged $1.8K USD.

Final Standings

Some other notable NA West names atop the leaderboard include criizux, EP wavy, TurtleTavern, Lanjok and Reet. Several top NA East players like FaZe Dubs, TL Cented, OA Whofishy and Acorn found themselves inside the top-15. See where all the finalists finished on the leaderboard below.

The final standings for the NA West region September DreamHack open, showing Alliege in first place

Toward the end of the broadcast, DreamHack managed to contact Alliege for an interview. The 15-year-old explained that his Retail Row drop worked in his favor as he played primarily for placement points. Alliege also struggled through playing on 60 ping and closed out the tournament regardless. See the full interview with SanchoWest, MonsterDFace and HelloKittyLink below:

Congrats to Alliege for his victory and all of the NA West Grand Finalists. The DreamHack competition rolls on this Thursday for the NA East portion.

Stay tuned to ESTNN for updates and results later this week!

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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.