How to compete in the $250,000 DreamHack Open January competition

The DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament series is returning for 2021, with the first event kicking off in January.

A new year means a new Fortnite competition to begin 2021. The DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite returns for January with another $250,000 up for grabs.

Sign-ups for the DreamHack Open begin this Wednesday, January 13. Here’s everything you need to know to compete in or watch the first competitive Fortnite event of 2021.

DreamHack January tournament details

Late last year, DreamHack switched their standard Fortnite tournament format from Solos to Duos, which most players and fans tend to prefer.

Like all of the DreamHack Fortnite events, the tournament will begin with open qualifiers, with 250 teams from each heat moving onto the semifinals. 50 duo teams then advance to the Grand Finals.

Point System

The DreamHack point system has become one of the favorites among Fortnite pros. These are high-scoring affairs, which means the point system rewards the most consistent performers

  • 1st – 55
  • 2nd – 49
  • 3rd – 46
  • 4th – 43
  • 5th – 40
  • 25th – 2
  • Eliminations – 5 points each

Schedule

Unlike past tournaments, the three regions (NA-West, East, and EU) will all compete the same week. Here are the dates and times for each region of the January DreamHack Open event:

NA-West (PST)

Heat #1
Fri, Jan 22, 6PM-9PM

Heat #2
Sat, Jan 30, 2PM-5PM

Semi-finals
Sat, Jan 30, 6PM-9PM

Grand finals
Sun, Jan 31, 2PM-8PM

NA-East (EST)

Heat #1
Fri Jan 22, 6PM-9PM

Heat #2
Sat Jan 23, 2PM-5PM

Semi-finals
Sat Jan 23, 6PM-9PM

Grand finals
Sun Jan 24, 2PM-8PM

Europe (CET)

Heat #1
Fri Jan 22, 6PM-9PM

Heat #2
Sat Jan 23, 2PM-5PM

Semi-finals
Sat Jan 23, 6PM-9PM

Grand finals
Sun Jan 24, 2PM-8PM

You can watch all of the action play out on the official DreamHack Fortnite Twitch channel, or watch the POV of any of the competitors.

This is sure to be another great Fortnite competition to kick-off 2021. We’ll keep you posted with any additional news.

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