Two European Fortnite Battle Royale icons return to the top in the DreamHack Open Finals.
The DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite concluded today with 50 European duos embarking on a quest for the $23K USD top prize. Three preliminary heats and the Semi-Finals set up for an exciting finale—where finalists had eight games to accumulate elimination and placement points. It would not be easy, considering factors such as Storm Surge, drop spot fights and other unpredictable elements. All of those made the EU DreamHack Finals all the more intriguing.
Like NA East yesterday, the field was one of the best we’ve seen this far. MrSavage, benjyfishy, rezon, Hen and noahreyli were just a few of the many players pursuing the DreamHack Open Championship. With prize money and glory on the line, let’s take a look at how the European action played out.
MrSavage & Benjyfishy Win a Nail-Biter
Three duos glided into the final match with a legitimate chance to win; Rezon and Hen, MrSavage and Benjyfishy, DKS and BadSniper. The odds were against MrSavage and Benjyfishy, who had to fight another team at Lazy Lake every match. However, in true MrSavage fashion, he earned enough eliminations in the final game to claim the DreamHack Open title.
Across eight matches, MrSavage and Benjyfishy managed 400 points, including 33 eliminations and one Victory Royale. It was the performance of a lifetime for two legends in the Fortnite Battle Royale scene. The former World Cup Finalists earned overcame all the obstacles in their way and are on top once again.
Hen and Rezon’s Valiant Effort
Hen and Rezon were in the driver’s seat heading into the decisive game eight. Unfortunately, Rezon fell early in the match, leaving Hen alone to put the duo on his back. He made it exciting, accumulating some eliminations before falling.
The two could only watch as MrSavage clutched out more placement and elimination points. While it was an unfortunate result, $14K USD is a welcomed consolation prize. Rezon and Hen finished with 387 points, one Victory Royale and 30 eliminations.
Merstach and Malibuca Ride Steamy Stacks into Third
The Latvian/Russian combination of Merstach and Malibuca looked solid before the DreamHack Open Finals began. An uncontested Steamy Stacks meant they had incredible odds to place inside the top three. Merstach and Malibuca did just that and executed an incredibly consistent performance in the process.
Despite not earning a Victory Royale, Merstach and Malibuca finished with 336 points and 25 eliminations. They collected $10.8K USD for their third-place finish and are certainly a team to watch in future duo competitions.
- 1st: NRG benjуfishу, 100T MrSavage - 400 points ($23,000)
- 2nd: GUILD Hen 75., rezon ay лол 7 - 387 points ($14,000)
- 3rd: Merstach., TT9 Malibuca - 336 points ($10,800)
- 4th: MCES MONKEY DKS, MCES BadSniper - 323 points ($9,200)
- 5th: apeks IDrop 7, 00 Endretta - 319 points ($7,550)
- 6th: Falcon Andilada, хsweeze - 303 points ($5.500)
- 7th: Vitality Snayzy, naуte - 301 points ($4,400)
- 8th: lucky Mr.QB 2.0, Atlantic Zhiny - 290 points ($3,850)
- 9th: VCTRY Kefyy, NdGG pkr - 270 points ($3,300)
- 10th: KPI Crow, KPI 조세 - 267 points ($2,900)
- 11th: Playwell advisе, jestem synxx - 266 points ($2,400)
- 12th: BL Pablo 645, FLAMES SWAG - 257 points ($2,400)
- 13th: GAMMA Obitoo, Zeerox - 256 points ($2,400)
- 14th: airknn., Grizi Lаizеn - 254 points ($2,400)
- 15th: scriwy, jamshood - 246 points ($2,400)
- 16th: BL Raifla, Centric jetsku - 241 points ($1,700)
- 17th: Fastroki, TT9 Kylie - 232 points ($1,700)
- 18th: passivq, G2 Летше - 221 points ($1,700)
- 19th: AOS Coope, AOS Falex - 212 points ($1,700)
- 20th: Фасинан, VCTRY volko44 - 211 points ($1,700)
That concludes our coverage of the DreamHack Open Finals. Fortnite’s seasonal Champion Series event begins in five days, so be sure to check back with ESTNN throughout the season for updates and more!