After thoroughly enjoying their weekend in Sweden, popular Fortnite stars are already booking their tickets for the next instalment in the US.
The DreamHack Winter 2019 festival recently concluded, and it featured a $250,000 USD Fortnite tournament. Players from around the globe gathered in Jönköping, Sweden to fight for a slice of the juicy prize pool, but it wasn’t necessarily the competition itself that left them wanting more.
Fuck me dreamhack is organised sooo fucking bad
— Wolfiez???? (@WolfiezGG) November 28, 2019
Poor organization and technical issues plagued the weekend’s gameplay, with people’s PCs shutting down between matches, and contestants failing to load in. There has also been debate over the alternative point system used during the event, which many feel is much better than the way Cash Cups and other official Fortnite tournaments are scored.
It seems though that for a lot of the attendees, the experience outside of the game is what made the trip so worthwhile. Many of the top pro players spend all day everyday grinding and miss out on socializing and enjoying life. This was an opportunity to meet the people who they have spoken to or become aware of online and build real life friendships. I’m sure the younger drinking age was a bonus too.
The last couple days have been some of the best days of my life. So many friends that i got to meet again, got to compete, placed decent while having a lot of fun. Love all of you guys for making this possible for me ??????
See you soon at dreamhack Anaheim @benjyfishy ?????? pic.twitter.com/tmILhoIESk
— MrSavage | code 200IQ (@MrSavage) December 1, 2019
Luckily, the fun doesn’t have to stop. In February the city of Anaheim will play host to another DreamHack event, which will feature a second $250k Fortnite LAN. Pros including Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish, Cody “Clix” Conrod and Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen have already confirmed that they will be going.
Dreamhack has come to an end, traveling home now.. such an amazing weekend meeting everyone?? already missing the boys but, I’ll see most of you at dreamhack anaheim in February ??
— nyhrox (@nyhrox) December 1, 2019
The competition will likely follow a similar format to the Winter event, with players starting in open heats on Friday and trying to make it to the Grand Finals on Sunday. This will be towards the beginning of Chapter 2, Season 2, so what the game itself will look like we will have to wait and see.
Epic Games are yet to announce what we can expect from competitive Fortnite in 2020, no doubt fans will be hoping for more of the same online competition we have seen this year. There is still speculation over a possible Winter Royale event to follow the Fortnite Champion Series, and the community can’t decide whether a second World Cup is likely.