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DreamHack Atlanta & Winter to feature $100K Fortnite events


DreamHack has announced two Fortnite LAN competitions bolstering $100K prize pools at their Atlanta and Winter events this November.

The two events will occur in November, respectively, in Atlanta, GA and Jonkoping, Sweden. These three-day events feature the usual bring your own computer (BYOC) tournament format and is open to all players. Furthermore, the Fortnite competitions at DreamHack Atlanta and Dreamhack Winter offer $100K USD prize pools. 
As Fortnite continues its triumphant return to LAN, there's a lot to digest, and you can expect the best players to compete for a victory. 

DreamHack Atlanta and Winter to feature $100K Fortnite Battle Royale competitions

After going quiet following the success of DreamHack Summer, the tournament organizers returned today with an unexpected announcement. Fortnite is back on LAN at the well-received DreamHack festivals in the usual BYOC setup. 

"We know you've been asking and we've been listening so today we're excited to announce Fortnite will be at 2 events this year – DreamHack Atlanta, and DreamHack Winter! $100,000 will be up for grabs at each of the festival stops, allowing anyone who joins us on-site with a BYOC LAN ticket a chance to win the lion's share of the prize pool!"

DreamHack statement about upcoming Fortnite competitions
Unlike DreamHack Summer, these events will not feature a Zero Build tournament. Instead, DreamHack is set to host only traditional Battle Royale competitions at the Atlanta and Winter events. 

Tournament format, prize breakdown, key dates, how to register & more

The competition at DreamHack Summer
The competition at DreamHack Summer
Those looking to attend cannot sign up for the tournament until mid-October, according to DreamHack's website. However, you will need a LAN ticket and a computer to compete in the DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite. Check back later this month on DreamHack's website to register. 
DreamHack provided details regarding each tournament's format, point system, and prize pool. Here is what we gathered from the information:


  • Solo tournaments
  • Four preliminary heats
  • The top 25 players per heat advance to the Finals

Dates for Fortnite DreamHack Atlanta

  • Location: Georgia World Congress, Atlanta GA
  • Heat 1 & 2: Friday, November 18th
  • Heat 3 & 4: Saturday, November 19th
  • Finals: Sunday, November 20th

Dates for Fortnite DreamHack Winter

  • Location:
  • Heat 1 & 2: Friday, November 25th
  • Heat 3 & 4: Saturday, November 26th
  • Finals: Sunday, November 27th

Heats Point System

  • 1st – 60
  • 2nd – 53
  • 3rd – 49
  • 4th – 47
  • 5th – 46
  • 6th – 45
  • 7th – 44
  • 50th – 1
  • 3 points per elimination

Finals Point System

  • 1st – 60
  • 2nd – 53
  • 3rd – 49
  • 4th – 47
  • 5th – 46
  • 6th – 45
  • 7th – 44
  • 50th – 1
  • 5 points per elimination

Prize Breakdown

  • 1st: $12,000.00
  • 2nd: $6,000.00
  • 3rd: $5,500.00
  • 4th: $5,000.00
  • 5th: $4,500.00
  • 6th: $4,000.00
  • 7th: $3,700.00
  • 8th: $3,400.00
  • 9th: $3,100.00
  • 10th: $2,800.00
  • 11th: $2,500.00
  • 12th: $1,900.00
  • 13th: $1,800.00
  • 14th: $1,700.00
  • 15th: $1,600.00
  • 16th: $1,500.00
  • 17th: $1,400.00
  • 18th: $1,300.00
  • 19th: $1,200.00
  • 20th: $1,100.00
  • 21-30th: $1,000.00
  • 31-35th: $800.00
  • 36-40th: $700.00
  • 41-50th: $400.00
  • 51-75th: $300.00
  • 76-100th: $200.00
Don't forget, Epic Games is also hosting the FNCS Invitational in November, so it's going to be a busy month for competitive Fortnite players!

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Matthew "MJP" Pryor
Matthew "MJP" Pryor
Editor | Twitter @MJP_FN
Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.