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Fortnite: DreamHack Open Duos Returns In October — Prize Pool, Format, Dates, How To Register

ByASNF

Sep 30, 2021

Competitive Fortnite season is finally here and DreamHack’s back with another $200K USD tournament.


It feels like an eternity since FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 7 concluded, where Epic Games dealt $3M USD to finalists worldwide. The competitive scene has turned the page to Chapter 2 – Season 8, where millions of dollars will be up for grabs over the next few months.

A new season of Fortnite Battle Royale means the return of DreamHack. Since early 2020, the Swedish production company has supported the Fortnite scene in infinitely valuable ways. From the initial DreamHack Open Solos event to DreamHack Open Duos and, more recently, the Trio Cash Cup Extra, this organization remains faithful to Fortnite players in two major regions.

In October, the DreamHack Duo Open returns with another $200K USD prize pool for the NA East and European regions. ESTNN has all of the information you need to know before it commences in just over a week.

DreamHack Open Format & Schedule

Duos remain the format in Fortnite Season 8 for the DreamHack Open. That means teams of two can compete in the tournament. Like last season, any region can participate, but it’s worth noting that the two competitions occur on European and NA East servers. Every heat in each area is open to players of all Arena Mode ranks.

The top 500 duos in each heat will advance to the Semi-Finals. Then, the top 50 in the Semi-Finals will secure a spot in the Finals to compete for the $200K USD prize pool.

Here is the complete format and schedule dates for the October DreamHack Open:

Heats

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches per team
  • Top 500 teams per heat advance to the Semi-Finals (1,000 for NA East & 1,500 for Europe)

Semi-Finals

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches per team
  • Top 50 teams in each region advance to the Finals

Finals

  • Six custom matches
  • A new match starts every 35 matches
  • The highest-earning teams based on the scoring system will collect a portion of $200K USD

Europe

  • Heats One & Two: October 7 from 1700 – 000 CEST (1hr break at 2000 CEST)
  • Heat Three: October 8 from 1800 – 2100 CEST
  • Semi-Finals: October 9 from 1900 – 2200 CEST
  • Finals: October 10 from 1600 – 2100 CEST

NA East

  • Heat One & Two: October 7 from 5 pm – 12 am EST (1hr break at 8 pm EST)
  • Semi-Finals: October 8 from 7 pm – 10 pm EST
  • Finals: October 9 from 4 pm – 9 pm EST

DreamHack Open Scoring System

DreamHack’s duo tournament scoring system has not changed. Game-winning teams will earn a total of 55 points for the Victory Royale. Eliminations during heats are worth four points each, and that number increases to six in the Semi-Finals and Finals.

Here is the complete scoring system breakdown:

  • Victory Royale: 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: 4 Points
  • 24th: 3 Points
  • 25th: 2 Points
  • Elimination: 4 Points each (Heats) & 6 Points each (Semis and Grand Finals)

DreamHack Open Prize Pool

As we mentioned before, the DreamHack Open offers an impressive $200K USD. Most of that prize money goes to the more robust European region—where the winning duo will collect $23K USD. The NA East victors will take home $13.5K USD in winnings.

Here is the complete prize pool breakdown:

Europe

  • 1st: $23,000
  • 2nd: $14,000
  • 3rd: $10,800
  • 4th: $9,200
  • 5th: $7,550
  • 6th: $5.500
  • 7th: $4,400
  • 8th: $3,850
  • 9th: $3,300
  • 10th: $2,900
  • 11th-15th: $2,400
  • 16th-20th: $1,700
  • 21st-25th: $1,000
  • 26th-35th: $750
  • 36th-50th: $500

NA East

  • 1st: $13,500
  • 2nd: $8,000
  • 3rd: $6,600
  • 4th: $5,300
  • 5th: $4,450
  • 6th: $3,400
  • 7th: $2,650
  • 8th: $2,350
  • 9th: $2,050
  • 10th: $1,700
  • 11th-15th: $1,450
  • 16th-20th: $900
  • 21st-25th: $550
  • 26th-35th: $450
  • 36th-50th: $400

How to Register

This tournament requires no registration forms whatsoever. Players just need to load into Fortnite during one of the many tournament windows listed above and select the DreamHack Open playlist. This competition is not region-locked either, so that anyone can play in both Europe and NA East.

That covers everything you need to know about the DreamHack Open competition for October. Be sure to tune into DreamHack’s official broadcast if you choose not to play and watch some of the highest-level Fortnite in the world.

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