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DreamHack Fortnite Tournament Series format, schedule, details & more

Everything you need to know about the DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite.

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On June 22, DreamHack announced a massive commitment to online, open Fortnite tournaments for the rest of 2020. They will hold a new tournament, each month, until January 2021. This tournament series looks to span seasons and formats as online competitors battle it out for their share of a $250,000 monthly prize pool.

At the same time, DreamHack announced its first tournament of the series, set to kick off on July 17. Here’s everything you need to know about this event, and all other DreamHack Open Fortnite tournaments, going forward.

Format

The first tournament is, at least, a solo tournament. This makes sense, as it mirrors the format of the Season 3 Fortnite Champion Series. These tournaments will be held monthly, however, and will likely expand to duos, trios, and squads, going forward.

Here’s the point system for the first Fortnite Open tournament. We’ll keep this post updated as more tournaments are announced.

Scoring

  • 1st – 60
  • 2nd – 53
  • 3rd – 49
  • 4th – 47
  • 5th – 46
  • 50th – 1
  • Elimination: 5 points

Schedule

The first DreamHack Open Fortnite tournament begins on July 17 with two open qualifiers. Each player has ten games or three hours to get as many points as they can, before qualifying for the next round. Here is the full schedule of the event for the NA and EU regions.

NA East (EST)

  • Heat 1 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 5PM-8PM
  • Heat 2 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 9PM-12AM
  • Semi-finals: Sat, Jul 18, 5PM-8PM
  • Grand finals: Sun, Jul 19, 5PM-10PM

NA West (PST)

  • Heat 1 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 5PM-8PM
  • Heat 2 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 9PM-12AM
  • Semi-finals: Sat, Jul 18, 5PM-8PM
  • Grand finals: Sun, Jul 19, 5PM-10PM

Europe

  • Heat 1 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 17:00-20:00
  • Heat 2 (Open): Fri, Jul 17, 21:00-00:00
  • Semi-finals: Sat, Jul 18, 19:00-22:00
  • Grand finals: Sun, Jul 19, Sun, Jul 19, 17:00-22:00

We’ll keep this post updated with future tournament dates as they are announced, each month.

Via: DreamHack

How to enter

The tournament has just been announced at the time of writing. There isn’t a signup form, just yet, but there will be, very soon. When signups open, you will be able to enter your name through this page on the DreamHack website.

DreamHack has urged players who intend to enter to follow their official Twitter page, embedded below, so they’re among the first to know when sign-ups open.

How to watch

DreamHack will be publishing an official broadcast of each Fortnite tournament on its Twitch channel (embedded below). We don’t have any word on who will commentate the event, just yet, but we can expect some of the familiar faces of Fortnite broadcasting to take part.

Of course, many of the popular pro players and streamers who compete in this tournament will be streaming it, as well. How you watch the DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite is up to you.

It’s an exciting time for Fortnite esports with the continuation of the Ninja Battles invitational event and the birth of the DreamHack Open, set to run through the rest of the year. Pro players have been preparing for a major tournament, and now they have two: FNCS and DreamHack.

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Bugha becomes the first esports pro to sign with Gary V’s VaynerGaming

Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.

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Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

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In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

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Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

The Golden Mushroom has reportedly been disabled in all Fortnite modes.

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Almost all Fortnite players know about the Mythic Goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2 – the rarest item that Epic have ever added to the game. It’s so rare that fans wondered if it even existed for a while. Since its release, there’s still only been a handful of recorded sightings of the Mythic Goldfish.

In Season 3, Epic added another rare item to the game: The Golden Mushroom. According to data miners, this mushroom has the same chance to spawn as the Mythic Goldfish, making it one of the rarest items in all of Fortnite. To this day, we’ve only seen one clip of the Golden Mushroom outside of Creative Mode.

When the mushroom first came out, SypherPK put a county on its head. He offered his fans cash if they could find the mushroom in-game, and a bonus if they found it in a joinable Battle Lab match. Here’s the only known clip of the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite.

When Sypher picked it up and put it in his inventory, the Golden Mushroom turned into a regular old mushroom that only healed for five shield. This bug is likely why the item was disabled on July 13, according to data miner reports.

One of the rarest items in Fortnite should offer a reward for finding it. It seemed like this one had an issue that led to it becoming a disappointment. On July 13, Hypex tweeted that Epic pushed a hotfix to disable the Golden Mushroom.

At the time of writing, there’s still no mention of the Golden Mushroom on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board. The hunt appears to be stalled – at least, for the time being. We’ll let you know when the Mushroom comes back to Fortnite but, for now, you can stop searching for it.

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Fortnite v13.30: what to expect

Fortnite v13.30 is likely headed to Fortnite on July 14. Here’s what to expect.

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We haven’t had a Fortnite patch in a couple of weeks, but Epic seem to have brought us back to the frequent additions that we saw back in Chapter 1. If this is true, then we can expect a patch on July 14 – barring any delays.

We’re writing this before the patch was announced, but it’s still our best guess. Obviously, we’ll update this post if our prediction ends up being incorrect. Either way, here’s what we’re expecting out of the v13.30 patch.

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are nearly a weekly occurrence in Fortnite. New patches bring new bugs with them, as players discover the ever-evolving landscape of issues within the game. There seem to be more bugs than ever in Fortnite, right now, but almost all of them are listed as “investigating” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board.

This designation means that these bugs are likely at least one or two weeks away from getting fixed. Right now, the only bugs listed as “Fixed in Next Game Update” are for the Save the World version of the game. Hopefully, with an update imminent, this won’t be the case.

Water Level

We’ll likely see the water level go down, yet again, when the update is introduced. Recently, we learned that cars were set to enter Fortnite on July 21. If Epic want the roads to be clear, then we’re going to need a weekly lowering of the water levels.

Data miners have stated that the water levels will lower, again, on July 18 at 3 AM EST. We may see some leaks with this new patch, that point to how the map will look when the water levels go down. This should be the last recession before cars are added – if they come to Fortnite on schedule.

Dragon Shotgun

One thing that we probably won’t see in this patch is the Dragon Shotgun. We heard about this new weapon coming to Fortnite a couple of weeks ago, but it still seemed far away from getting released.

A new shotgun would be awesome to play with, but we’re not expecting to see it for another update or two. Still, it’s worth mentioning, as it is a possibility that it comes in v13.30.

As always, we’ll have you covered with everything you need to know when v13.30 goes live. We’ll have the leaks, patch notes, and any information that slips through the cracks. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay up-to-date with all of the latest Fortnite news.

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