After a successful 2020 event that included millions of players, ESL Gaming announced the return of the DreamHack Open Featuring the Fortnite tournament series for 2021. In addition, fans can look forward to the ”best of the best” (trios) Cash Cup Extra Presented by DreamHack. Both Fortnite initiatives will total a prize pool of more than USD $900,000 in 2021.
Each season of Fortnite’s competitive calendar — spring, summer and fall — will feature a DreamHack Open with a prize pool of USD $200k each. The first DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite will begin in May with each duos tournaments to be broadcast live on Twitch.
Players are able to join the tournament in the Compete section of Fortnite. No signup required. Dates will be announced soon. There will be a total of 18 events in 2021 with a prize pool totaling more than USD $17k per event — these will be spread across the spring, summer and fall seasons, each featuring six events (three NA East; three EU).
Fortnite has added invitational events where top players from the European (EU) and North American (NA) East Trios Cash Cups can advance to the Cash Cup Extra Presented by DreamHack tournaments — the first and the second event were a great success (April 15 and 21); the third edition will kick-off on May 12.
Cash Cup Extra Presented by DreamHack is a merit-based event featuring top performing players that week, and also offers teams who compete in the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) another opportunity to work on their chemistry.
Following the popular debut of DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite tournaments in 2020, this year’s events will continue to be community-focused while paired with a live, online broadcast via Twitch. Fans can expect professional commentary, as well as high-level, in-game observing produced by DreamHack’s experienced team of professionals.
Fortnite players will be able to participate in DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite on the EU and NA East and West servers as the competition is open for all and not invite based. Cash Cup Extra requires players to compete in the Fortnite Trios Cash Cup to earn an invite to play.
More information is available on the DreamHack website HERE. Additional details will be announced soon.