What's up 2021

From June 2020, we hosted open participation online tournaments! Fans throughout EU and NA were able to participate, and we hit a new record of 1 million signups in January 2021.

We’re thrilled to be back: each season of Fortnite’s competitive calendar in 2021 will feature a DreamHack Open! We will be providing an official broadcast live on Twitch with professional commentary.

Tournament features

$200,000 Seasonal Prize Pool

Play in our online tournaments hosted on Europe and North America servers to a chance to win the big!

Tournament Terms & Conditions

This document contains the official terms, including eligibility, code of conduct, etc.

Join the offical Discord

All interested players should join our Discord to get the latest player information.



Tournament Format

Season 8

Format: Duos. Oct 7, 8, 9, 10


Open qualifiers with 500 duos advancing from each heat to the semifinals.


Each duo can play a maximum of 10 games during the 3-hour-heat.


Semis with 500-1,500 duos and 50 duos advancing to the Grand Final. Each duo can play maximum of 10 games during the 3-hour-heat.


Final with 8 consecutive games at the scheduled times. New game starts every 35 minutes.

Duos Point System

During Qualifying Heats, each elimination is 3 points.

During Semis, each elimination is 4 points.

During Finals, each elimination is 6 points.








Heat #1-2
Oct 7 @ 1700 – 0000 CEST (1hr break at 2000)
Heat #3
Oct 8 @ 1800 – 2100 CEST
Oct 9 @ 1900 – 2200 CEST
Oct 10 @ 1600 – 2100 CEST


Do I need to sign up?

You do not need to sign up. Just open your Fortnite client and make sure that you can join the tournament in the compete tab.

13 years old and above.

This tournament is fully played online.

Yes you can play in both heats. Each duo can play a maximum of 10 games during the 3-hour-heat and the best 500 duos will advance from each heat. Once you have advanced you may not play additional heats in stage 1.

Yes, you are to free to choose which region you wish to participate in and can play in multiple regions. We recommend you pick the closest region so you get the best ping and playing experience.

There are no invites to this tournament.

There is no elimination cap for this tournament. Every elimination matters. The open qualifiers and semis/finals have different elimination points.

The tournament can be played on all platforms: PS4, PC, Mobile, Xbox and Switch.

Yes it will be broadcasted live on our Twitch channel.

Yes you can, however we would advise you to set a reasonable delay to avoid giving things away!

For casting and coverage enquiries, please reach out to fortnite@dreamhack.com

They will be tracked automatically by Epic Games in Fortnite.

Yes you can! This tournament is open to ALL and not limited to previous DreamHack attendees.

Please see Epic Games’ page on how to claim prize money here. If you need further assistance, please email to competitive-payments@epicgames.com

Yes, you should secure your FN account with 2FA, otherwise you will be unable to play.

Please see this page on competitive integrity and how to report suspicious behavior.

Join our Discord and our admins will help you out!

Operation Recap

Our community tournaments at DreamHack Winter 2019 and DreamHack Anaheim 2020 were met with amazing turnouts. Notable pros from all over the world showed up, including Ceice, ZexRow, Crue, Arkhram, Saf, and many more!

In 2020, we kicked off with the monthly online open tournaments in July and participation has been insane! You can find several highlight clips on our Youtube channel, and also interviews with the winners on our Twitter.

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