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Jamie | 24. August 2020

K1nzell & Coop Win Fortnite DreamHack Open August

Following the July edition of the event, the August DreamHack Open took place over the weekend, with many of the top Fortnite players from both North America and Europe having battled it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool. Taking place online, both well-known and emerging players made an impact, with fans enjoying the action on live streams too.

However, after all was said and done, it was Slovenian K1nzell who came out on top in the European Open Final standings, while Coop was victorious in the North American section. Players had initially earned a place in the event after winning points in 10 opening games, with 500 competitors then being whittled down to just 100.

K1nzell Comes Out on Top in Europe

The European leg of the tournament was especially competitive, with the top 5 players being separated by just 50 points. K1nzell claimed his first solo win after finishing on 293 points, meaning that he ended some 32 points ahead of Albania’s RLluka, who formally represented Radical9. The likes of Wave JannisZ, SF Jaspaay and MCES Andilex helped to make up the top 5 positions in the standings in Europe, with the North American leg having been equally as tight.

Optimal Ambition’s Coop Wins North American DreamHack Open August

Having won the Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Grand Finals – NA-East earlier in the month, Coop once again demonstrated his quality by finishing on top of the standings at the DreamHack Open. Picking up $10,000 for his efforts, the former Evade player finished just two points clear of TSM’s Commandment in second place, while Sentinels duo Aspect and Budgha finished third and fourth respectively. Crumble, daxor and Deyy also featured in the top 10, with players hear finishing with between 207-280 points.

The Western leg of the event was staged at the beginning of August, with 4DRStorm having hung on for victory, with the DreamHack Open having proven to be extremely popular with Esports fans. Meanwhile, DreamHack September will be getting underway shortly, with all regions set to compete once again. However, with Fortnite Season 4 set to impact how the game is played from August 27, the tournament could well be significantly different next time out.