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January 15, 2021

Fortnite: $250k January DreamHack Online Open, Format, Dates & How To Register

Fortnite: $250k January DreamHack Online Open, Format, Dates & How To Register

Learn about what could be the final DreamHack Fortnite tournament of 2021.

DreamHack helped save competitive Fortnite: Battle Royale in 2020. In a world where offline competitions were not possible, the Swedish organization hosted multiple monthly tournaments to fill the void. Players in Fortnite’s three most significant regions – Europe, NA East and NA West – competed over the last six months for more than $1 million in prize money. Polish player ‘teeq’ stood out as one of the many competitors who reaped the benefits that DreamHack provided. He won two back-to-back solo tournaments, and just last month, added a third in the duos format.

Several others claimed their first notable tournament victories under DreamHack’s format and scoring system. January could mark the end for DreamHack’s Online Open featuring Fortnite. However, millions have partaken in the monthly competitions, which the organization referenced in a recent press release. “More than 3 million players have registered for tournaments since they began, and December had the most registrants to date with more than 830,000 players.” With no announcement of future events, Fortnite players will look to make January the best yet.

Also Read: Is Arnold Schwarzenegger Coming to Fortnite? 

DreamHack Online Open January Format and Dates

DreamHack switched the tournament format from solos to duos in November of 2020 due to overwhelming feedback from the competitive scene. Duos will remain for all three regional tournaments in January. Here is a brief refresher of the competition’s structure and format:

  • Two open qualifiers with 250 duos advancing from each heat to the semifinals.
  • Each duo can play a maximum of 10 games during the three-hour heat.
  • Semifinals with 50 duos advancing to the Grand Final.
  • Each duo can play a maximum of 10 games during the three-hour heat.
  • Grand Final with eight consecutive games at scheduled times.
  • A new game starts every 40 minutes.

This month’s action kicks off with the NA West region, followed by NA East, and then wrapping up with Europe. Here’s a full breakdown of the tournament dates and times:

North America West

  • First Heat: January 22 | 6pm PST (not broadcasted)
  • Second Heat: January 30 | 2pm PST
  • Semifinals: January 30 | 6pm PST
  • Grand Finals: January 31 | 2pm PST

North American East 

  • First Heat: January 22 | 6pm EST (not broadcasted)
  • Second Heat: January 23 | 2pm EST
  • Semifinals: January 23 | 6pm EST
  • Grand Finals: January 24 | 2pm EST


  • First Heat: January 24 | 2pm CET (not broadcasted)
  • Second Heat: January 24 | 5pm CET (not broadcasted)
  • Third Heat: January 30 | 2pm CET
  • Semifinals: January 30 | 6pm CET
  • Grand Finals: January 31 | 2pm CET

Also Read: Zayt Announced Retirement from Competitive Fortnite

How to Register for the January DreamHack Online Open

Registration is now open for this month’s competition. Remember, teams can participate in all three regions if they so choose. Click here to access the registration form for January’s tournament. Competitors must be at least 13 years of age and should follow the instructions listed.

DreamHack has not committed to hosting more Fortnite tournaments beyond this month. Be sure to sign up for what could be the final DreamHack Online Open tournament.

Stay tuned to ESTNN for more Fortnite news and updates!

Also Read: FNCS Invitational Champion Furious Joins XTRA Gaming 

Featured Image: DreamHack

Published at Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:59:06 +0000

How To Unlock The Fortnite Crew Exclusive ‘Members Only’ Emote

Learn how to unlock the ‘Members Only’ emote via Fortnite crew.

Epic Games unleashed a monthly subscription service, dubbed Fortnite Crew, in early December. The launch went smoothly, but January proved a bit more complicated. Several users across multiple platforms reported issues receiving their allotted V-Bucks this month. Additionally, Xbox players have had a tough time unsubscribing from the service. The Fortnite Team released a blog post addressing the many problems that began in 2021.

“At the turn of the new year, we know some players may have experienced issues receiving their Fortnite Crew rewards. Also, early attempts to unsubscribe on Xbox may have been a little tricky, please check our Player Support pages for updated steps to unsubscribe on Xbox. For help with any issues, visit our Fortnite Crew Player Support page.”

Epic is continuing to work on all reported issues to ensure a consistent experience moving forward. As a result of the problems many players encountered this month, the developers offer a free emote for anyone enrolled in Fortnite Crew.

How to Unlock the ‘Members Only’ Emote

Players looking to add this new emote to their arsenal have to be current or past subscribers of the Fortnite Crew service. Those who enroll between now and February 15 can unlock also unlock this new emote.

“As a thank you for your patience, we’re granting all past and present Fortnite Crew members an exclusive new Emote called Members Only. Past, present, and new Fortnite Crew members will receive the Emote upon logging in anytime from now until February 15.”

The emote should appear automatically at some point in your locker within the next few weeks, provided that you fit the parameters listed above. Here is a look at the new Members Only emote.

What is Fortnite Crew?

A Fortnite character in rogue's gear is shown in the middle next to a pile of V-bucks to one side and an astronaut on the other side with the words "Fortnite Crew" in the corner and more text scattered throughout with a green and white background

Let us offer a brief refresher if you’re unsure of what the Fortnite Crew subscription service entails. Here’s a breakdown of what Epic Games provide for a monthly $14.99 recurring charge, which you can cancel at any time with no commitment:

  • An exclusive cosmetic character outfit
  • Free Battle Pass each season
  • 1,000 V-Bucks per month

December’s exclusive cosmetic was a galaxy-style character named Galaxia. DC Comics superhero Green Arrow followed in January. Epic teased next month’s Fortnite Crew incentive in the same blog post, “We’re not quite ready to announce who’s in February’s Crew Pack just yet, but we can say it’s a new face from the world of Fortnite that players should look forward to!” The possibilities are endless.

Stay tuned to ESTNN for more Fortnite news and updates!

Published at Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:00:32 +0000

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