European Fortnite players are invading the DreamHack Anaheim Fortnite Open looking to earn another victory.
DreamHack Anaheim kicks off just one day from now. Many of the world’s best Fortnite players are making their journey to the Golden State aspirations of winning the $30K USD grand prize. Well-known players from NA East and NA West are ready to showcase their skills under a unique scoring system. With so few offline tournaments for competitive Fortnite, DreamHack Anaheim is the stage for players to steal the spotlight.
We saw Merijn win back at DreamHack Winter in December, and he is looking to produce a similar performance to his last LAN event. Europe features many of the best players in Fortnite. With names like Mongraal, Benjyfishy and Mitr0, it’s a virtual who’s who of naturally gifted players. Some notable players have traveled across the pond to compete and reaffirm the idea that Europe dominates for a reason.
Despite what some Fortnite fans may feel, Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen is one of Europe’s elite players. The evidence of this exists in MrSavage’s history, which is extensive. On top of double-qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup, he continues to maintain a high level of play. MrSavage has won at least two Solo Cash Cup tournaments against the deepest pool of talent in Europe. He also competed at DreamHack Winter in 2019, where he took 14th place. The young Norweigan’s best asset is his consistency, which plays perfectly into the DreamHack scoring system. He manages to keep his cool under immense pressure and typically delivers results regardless of the tournament. Expect MrSavage to compete this week until the very end.
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Here we are again with Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish, who is arguably the best Fortnite player in the world. This 15-year-old native of England has seemingly done it all in competitive Fortnite. Benjy has multiple Solo Cash Cup victories to his credit, a double qualification for the World Cup and high finishes in both Fortnite Champion Series events. A major offline tournament victory has evaded him to this point in his illustrious career. In Fortnite Chapter 2, Benjy managed finishes of 11th and 13th in the DreamHack Winter event and the AO Summer Smash 2020. These kinds of results are hard to achieve in Fortnite, and it feels as though Benjy is on the cusp of his first LAN victory.
Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashland made a name for himself at the Fortnite World Cup alongside his former duo partner, Rojo. Wolfiez and Rojo finished runner-up to only Aqua and Nyhrox, who went on to win the entire tournament. From there, Wolfiez took off and quickly became one of the world’s best controller players. The strength of L2 is no joke, and Wolfiez is one of the best at utilizing it. Much like other EU players, he’s won two Solo Cash Cups, which legitimizes him as a threat to all players. Despite an unfortunate 95th place finish at DreamHack Winter, Wolfiez is back in the mix and will inflict catastrophic damage on all who challenge him.
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Emil “Nyhrox” Berdquist Pedersen is on top of the world after signing with M10 eSports. It’s been a long journey for the Norwegian native after parting ways with duo partner, aqua, after their win at the Fortnite World Cup. He’s flown under the radar since that incomprehensible achievement but has shown steady improvement in solos. Nyhrox has participated in two LAN tournaments since the World Cup with finishes of 19th and 4th respectively at DreamHack Winter and the AO Summer Smash. The DreamHack scoring system seemed to have suited him back December, and there’s no reason to believe he can’t achieve the unthinkable yet again in Anaheim.
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When discussing the best players of late in competitive Fortnite, David “aqua” Wang immediately comes to mind. This COOLER Esport member also achieved greatness at the Fortnite World Cup with the previously mentioned Nyhrox. Aqua, however, has exhibited a level of dominance mirrored only by benjyfishy. The young Austrian managed four Solo Cash Cup victories since winning the Fortnite World Cup. His understanding of Fortnite and what it takes to win is almost immeasurable. Much like the other players on this list, Aqua competed at DreamHack Winter and earned a sixth-place finish. However, visa issues unfortunately caused him to miss the AO Summer Smash.
Theo “Crue” Ferrer is Team SoloMid’s only European Fortnite player. He joined shortly after the Fortnite World Cup, where he took sixth place in solos 22nd in duos. This impressive performance skyrocketed Crue into the limelight for quite some time. He performed well with his respective teammates through both FNCS tournaments. Crue even has a Solo Cash Cup win to his credit, which took place in mid-January. He often tops the leaderboards in EU scrims as well as the War Legend Invitational competitions. The Swedish standout competed at DreamHack Winter in his home country, where he finished in 84th place. Keep a close eye on Crue, who will look to upstage his fellow Europeans in hopes of winning the event.
Europe Confirmed Attendees
- Nakama Fray
- COOLER Noward
- COOLER 4zr
- MCES Andilex
- MCES PodaSai
- MCES Marcote
- BL Anas
- Secret Mexe
- BDS Blacky
- Beloved Saevid
- Atlantis Kaxie
Stay tuned to ESTNN for up-to-date results on the DreamHack Anaheim Fortnite Open.