ESTNN recaps the May edition of the European DreamHack Online Open.
Fortnite’s European region had a tough act to follow after the long-awaited return of DreamHack’s Online Open competition. NA East set the stage yesterday with an outstanding six-match finalè to round out the first of two tournaments this month. Professional players FS Ajerss and FS Degen claimed a last-second victory for the North American portion. Fifty more duos, including mostly Euros and some Americans, attempted to follow that performance across another six matches on the European server.
Some marquee names qualified for the DreamHack Open Finals for Europe. Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) winner Henrik “GUILD Hen” Mclean and Moussa “chapix” Faour led the way in the semi-finals with a record-breaking 728 points. Despite their success, the two European players would need another strong showing to overcome the likes of Benjy “NRG benjyfishy” Fish, Tai “GUILD TaySon” Starčič and many other top talents.
4zr & Keziix Hold Narrowly Escape Victorious
— Keziix (@Keziix) May 20, 2021
The European region was up to the task and produced an equally exciting finish. Some heavy-hitters populated the top of the leaderboard, but the French duo of Keziix and Jérémy “Grizi 4zr” Dang narrowly escaped with their first DreamHack victory. The tournament win did not come easy, as two-time FNCS Champion TaySon and seven-time DreamHack finalist Thomas “GAMMA Th0masHD” Høxbro Davidsen were hot on the French duo’s heels.
Keziix and 4zr spent much of the day atop the leaderboard, but TaySon and Th0masHD made things interesting with a second-place finish in the penultimate match to move them within striking distance. However, despite winning their last game with five eliminations, Keziix and 4zr did just enough. One critical elimination in game six by 4zr proved the difference-maker.
Across six matches, the Frenchmen earned 30 eliminations and four top-ten finishes, amounting to 355 points overall. TaySon and Th0masHD finished strong with a Victory Royale, putting them at 353 points. Other recognizable names appeared at the top of the leaderboard after an intense final round.
Two-time DreamHack Solo Champion Blaž “Heretics K1nzell” Lešnik found himself in third alongside wakie. They earned 317 points and collected $10.8K USD. Voltage superkey and shuzeyy, who won game two, ended the tournament with 312 points. Here are the complete top-20 results from the DreamHack Open:
- 1st: keziix, Grizi 4zr – 355 points ($23,000)
- 2nd: GUILD TaySon 7, GAMMA Th0masHD – 353 points ($14,000)
- 3rd: Heretics K1nzеll, wakie 7 – 317 points ($10,800)
- 4th: Voltage supekey, shuzeyy – 312 points ($9,200)
- 5th: Solarу Floki, GO Decyptos – 298 points ($7,550)
- 6th: heretics packo, GAMMA Kami – 261 points ($5,500)
- 7th: Lnuef, GAMMA Merijn – 253 points ($4,400)
- 8th: stormyritelfg, Gambit Toose – 248 points ($3,850)
- 9th: LootBoy Queasy44, Glоrious TruleX – 248 points ($3,300)
- 10th: Refsgaard 7, NVD Skram – 239 points ($2,900)
- 11th: Hеretics Nаkoo, D A A N. – 228 points ($2,400)
- 12th: BL Setty, GXR teeq – 212 points ($2,400)
- 13th: TrK dawмasteя, Chаshy – 201 points ($2,400)
- 14th: BL Edison, KPI Swapz – 189 points ($2,400)
- 15th: Union Slovay, Slq. – 187 points ($2,400)
- 16th: Wave Kikoo 97, LootBoy Slender – 185 points ($1,700)
- 17th: R I S K I T S A, purd1аles – 181 points ($1,700)
- 18th: exes.jetsku, visu orb ye – 178 points ($1,700)
- 19th: ALOFT Diablo, Wave Flecken – 176 points ($1,700)
- 20th: PG Kefyy, Centric Kubx – 164 points ($1,700)
It was exciting to see trio teammates TaySon and 4zr go head-to-head before the FNCS Semi-Finals this weekend. The DreamHack Open returns next month with a new season and another $200K prize pool.
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