DreamHack Dallas welcomes competitive Fortnite back to LAN in the United States for the first time since 2020.

Fortnite is back in full force after two years of online-only competitions. With the world’s state improving rapidly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, popular tournament organizer DreamHack announced its summer event in Sweden would host two $100K Fortnite tournaments. Today, DreamHack doubled down on competitive Fortnite, announcing the $25K Amateur Open, due to occur at next month’s DreamHack Dallas event in Texas. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s triumphant return to LAN in America.

DreamHack Dallas $25K Amateur Open: What to expect

DreamHack announced its Dallas event many months ago, but competitive Fortnite’s status was very much in question. Low and behold, the tournament organizers added a Fortnite tournament to DreamHack Dallas following the announcement of DreamHack Summer. Slated for June 3 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the DreamHack Amateur Open offers a solo tournament with $25K on the line. 

DreamHack Dallas Format breakdown

The tournament begins with a round of open qualifiers, where all registered players will compete against each other with hopes of finishing top-95. After the open qualifiers, those top 95 players will queue into six custom matches. Participants will earn points based on eliminations and placement. However, the scoring system has not yet been revealed.

Open Qualifiers

  • Three-hour session from 1 PM to 3 PM local time
  • Entrants can play up to ten matches
  • The top-95 players will advance to the Finals

Finals

  • Six custom matches
  • Each match begins every 35 minutes
  • The top-25 players will receive a portion of the $25K prize pool

Prize pool distribution

Here is the prize pool distribution for DreamHack Dallas:

  • 1st: $8,000
  • 2nd: $4,000
  • 3rd: $2,500
  • 4th: $1,500
  • 5th/6th $1,000
  • 7th-10th $750
  • 11th-15th $500
  • 16th-20th $300
  • 20th-25th $200

How to register for the DreamHack Dallas Amateur Open

Unlike DreamHack Summer, the Amateur Open at DreamHack Dallas requires players to register on-site at the event. Furthermore, prospective participants cannot purchase their tickets ahead of time and must arrive at the venue at 10 AM local time to reserve a spot.

The registration period will conclude at 1 PM local time–at which point the first matches will commence. Competitors must be at least 13 years of age to participate.

How to watch

DreamHack’s official website regarding the Dallas event indicates there will be a broadcast for the Finals. While there are no details about the stream location, we can expect to watch the action unfold on DreamHack’s dedicated Fortnite channel. Be sure to check back if that changes between now and June 3.

Competitive Fortnite is back in a significant way, and there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the game’s return to LAN. It begins with DreamHack Dallas, continues with DreamHack Summer, and we can only imagine what more is on the horizon for Fortnite.

Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest Fortnite news and updates.

Matthew

Matthew "MJP" Pryor

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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.