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Fortnite: K1nzell Claims His Second DreamHack Europe DreamHack Online Open Championship

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ESTNN recaps October’s EU DreamHack Online Open featuring Fortnite.


European Fortnite: Battle Royale players returned for the fourth consecutive month of DreamHack Online Open action. This open event welcomes the European region, but others looking for a challenge can also participate. Players looking to reach the Grand Finals had to first qualify through the open portion in round one. Those lucky enough to finish inside the top 750 from two separate heats move into the semi-finals. From there, 1,500 players narrowed down to only 100 for the Grand Finals. With the most considerable portion of $250K USD on the line, several of Europe’s best put forth their strongest effort to earn the top prize of $16K USD.

Last time around, Polish player teeq accomplished the unlikely, winning his second DreamHack Online Open tournament in only three events.  Teeq also took first place back in the inaugural DreamHack open, followed by k1nzell the following month. Some of Europe’s best reached the Grand Finals this time around, including MrSavage, benjyfishy, LeTsHe and many others. However, only one could walk away with the $16K USD grand prize and a major championship victory.

Despite Epic disabling an essential item in the middle of the Grand Finals, the competition came to completion earlier this evening. Let’s see how the leaderboard shook out after the final six matches of this month’s EU DreamHack Online Open.

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K1nzell repeats as DreamHack Open Champion

For the second time in four months, Slovenian free agent k1nzell claimed a DreamHack Online Open title. His Grand Finals performance included 334 points with one Victory Royale and 15 eliminations. His lone win came at a perfect moment in the second to last match of the tournament. A one-elimination 15th place finish in the final game secured him $16K USD, joining teeq as a two-time champion. It was quite a performance out of a player who will surely be on the radar of top organizations as a result.

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The rest of the leaderboard

17-year-old Finland-native - DaeZinhoo - finishes right behind k1nzell with 311 points. He managed 16 eliminations across the final six matches with no Victory Royales. He banked $8K USD and undoubtedly bumped his stock as a Euro free agent. 100 Thieves competitor MrSavage rounded out the top-three with 285 points. He managed 17 eliminations in the Grand Finals. Savage took home $7.4K USD for his efforts. Virtus Pro player Jamside took fourth and Castery finished in fifth.

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Some other notable players to finish near the top of the leaderboard were; Vato in 7th, xSweeze in 8th, Lnuef in 9th, Th0masHD in 10th, Nate in 11th, LeTsHe in 13th and benjyfishy in 14th. These are some of the best players in Europe, which made for an outstanding final session.

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That concludes October’s stretch or DreamHack tournaments. In case you missed it, DreamHack recently announced that the format would change from solos to duos beginning next month. There’s no shortage of speculation as to which combinations of players we will see.

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