The upcoming DreamHack Anaheim on February 21-23, in California, is set to feature a major Fortnite tournament with a $250,000 prize pool to be won by the Grand Final on Sunday.
And don’t panic, despite recent pro-player concerns about Epic Games releasing Chapter 2, Season 2, just a day before the event kicks off on February 20, it’s been confirmed that the DreamHack tournament will be played using an 11.40 version of the game instead of Season 2.
The DreamHack Anaheim Fortnite tournament will take place across three rounds, culminating in Sunday’s final. Two open heats played out Friday and Saturday will send the 400 best players to the Grand Final qualifying round on Saturday. The 100 best players will go through to the Grand Final on Sunday.
The event is a solos tournament available to players 13 and over. Players gain 5 points for an elimination and 60 points for a Victory Royale. The ultimate winner will take home a cash prize of $30,000.
The event won’t see Fortnite Solo World Cup Champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, who took home a cool $3 million this summer, amongst the players. However, there will be some considerable US talent in attendance.
As per ESTNN, almost the entire roster of Team SoloMid North America will enter DreamHack Anaheim. Vinny “Vinny1x” Gilgan took a win at the ESL Katowice Royale tourney in 2019. Anthony “ZexRow” Colandro is also pitched as a player to watch after improving his solo streak by finishing third in the Elite cup and eighth at the Australian Open Summer Smash. Mack “MackWood” Aesoph has a number of Solo Cash Cup places under his belt, gaining him a mention.
Also attending will be Cody “Clix” Conrad, noted as the best box fighter in Fortnite. A good placement for him would put him in good stead for the World Cup double-qualifier. Leon “Khanada” Khim is also recognized as a player with three Solo Cash Cup tournaments, and one to watch.
Other players named to be potential higher placers for DreamHack Anaheim include FaZe Clan’s Danny “Dubs” Walsh, Dominick “UnknownArmy” Green and Timothy “Bizzle” Miller who was thought to be one of the best Fortnite players in the world in early 2019.
The DreamHack Fortnite tournament won’t have an official stream, which may disappoint some, but players will be broadcasting the event themselves via Twitch.