DreamHack Fortnite Tournament Series format, schedule, details & more

On June 22, DreamHack announced a massive commitment to online, open Fortnite tournaments for the rest of 2020. They will hold a new tournament, each month, until January 2021. This tournament series looks to span seasons and formats as online competitors battle it out for their share of a $250,000 monthly prize pool.

At the same time, DreamHack announced its first tournament of the series, set to kick off on July 17. Here’s everything you need to know about this event, and all other DreamHack Open Fortnite tournaments, going forward.


The first tournament is, at least, a solo tournament. This makes sense, as it mirrors the format of the Season 3 Fortnite Champion Series. These tournaments will be held monthly, however, and will likely expand to duos, trios, and squads, going forward.

Here’s the point system for the first Fortnite Open tournament. We’ll keep this post updated as more tournaments are announced.


  • 1st – 60
  • 2nd – 53
  • 3rd – 49
  • 4th – 47
  • 5th – 46
  • 50th – 1
  • Elimination: 5 points


The first DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament begins on July 17 with two open qualifiers. Each player has ten games or three hours to get as many points as they can, before qualifying for the next round. Here is the full schedule of the event for the NA and EU regions.

NA East (EST)

  • Heat 1 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 5PM-8PM
  • Heat 2 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 9PM-12AM
  • Semi-finals: Sat, Jul 18, 5PM-8PM
  • Grand finals: Sun, Jul 19, 5PM-10PM

NA West (PST)

  • Heat 1 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 5PM-8PM
  • Heat 2 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 9PM-12AM
  • Semi-finals: Sat, Jul 18, 5PM-8PM
  • Grand finals: Sun, Jul 19, 5PM-10PM


  • Heat 1 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 17:00-20:00
  • Heat 2 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 21:00-00:00
  • Semi-finals: Sat, Jul 18, 19:00-22:00
  • Grand finals: Sun, Jul 19, Sun, Jul 19, 17:00-22:00

We’ll keep this post updated with future tournament dates as they are announced, each month.

Via: DreamHack

How to enter

The tournament has just been announced at the time of writing. There isn’t a signup form, just yet, but there will be, very soon. When signups open, you will be able to enter your name through this page on the DreamHack website.

DreamHack has urged players who intend to enter to follow their official Twitter page, embedded below, so they’re among the first to know when sign-ups open.

How to watch

DreamHack will be publishing an official broadcast of each Fortnite tournament on its Twitch channel (embedded below). We don’t have any word on who will commentate the event, just yet, but we can expect some of the familiar faces of Fortnite broadcasting to take part.

Of course, many of the popular pro players and streamers who compete in this tournament will be streaming it, as well. How you watch the DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite is up to you.

It’s an exciting time for Fortnite esports with the continuation of the Ninja Battles invitational event and the birth of the DreamHack Open, set to run through the rest of the year. Pro players have been preparing for a major tournament, and now they have two: FNCS and DreamHack.

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