The results are in from the NA East October DreamHack Open Finals! Below we will reveal who did what, how much money they made, and in addition, we will discuss what else is happening with DreamHack, Fortnite, and the entire esports realm!
NA East October DreamHack Open Results
1st: FLu Smite, shonye1x – 398 points ($13,500)
2nd: narwhal 10101010, BOTBOIZLEM – 396 points ($8,000)
3rd: Jοјi, TabzG – 357 points ($6,600)
4th: FS Bully iwnl, Queasykame – 354 points ($5,300)
5th: ManCity Threats, twitter userzfn – 353 points ($4,450)
6th: OSPERATIE, DeRoller. – 340 points ($3,400)
7th: TNG Eomzo, paper – 331 points ($2,650)
8th: noob teyo, ELITE PLEGE 21VV – 327 points ($2,350)
9th: Liquid STRЕTCН, NRG Edgey – 296 points ($2,050)
10th: FS DEGEN, FS Αjerss – 295 points ($1,700)
11th: Voil -_-, Xcсept – 294 points ($1,450)
12th: TNG Nut., clarityG – 290 points ($1,450)
13th: K2G Cold, elitxe ay лол 7 – 289 points ($1,450)
14th: 100T Arkhram., NRG EpikWhale5x – 249 points ($1,450)
15th: mеro17, DТ Rise – 248 points ($1,450)
16th: C9 nosh, TNG chukky 002 – 238 points ($900)
17th: SEN Aspect., whofishy carеs – 227 points ($900)
18th: JАRITO, liI baby ganzo – 221 points ($900)
19th: Falcon Andilada, Falcon Leonada – 212 points ($900)
20th: Adn 7, King Michаel – 212 points ($900)
It was a fascinating tournament that began with the tenacious tandem of Queasy and Bully winning back-to-back Victory Royales but their anticipated path to the podium was derailed as they slowly descended the standings. When the dust settled, it was FLu Smite and shonye1x who took home the gold. The pair would go on to split $13,500 for their efforts and will be a force to reckon with in the future.
One of the growing trends we have seen recently is that many of the best online sportsbooks, like GTbets, are offering esports odds on major tournaments. Like the NFL and all of the major traditional sports, esports is becoming so mainstream that even the bookies are taking notice. There is nothing like having a little skin in the game to make the tourneys even more exciting and we can expect this trend to continue to grow congruently with the esports market as a whole.
Epic Movie on the Horizon?
Fortnite is one of the most popular games on the planet and it’s not surprising that its developer, Epic Games, could be preparing to take the plunge and become the latest to create a video game movie adaptation. The game, of course, would be Fortnite and fans are salivating just thinking about what could be in the offing.
And although nothing is etched in stone, what we do know is that Epic Games has hired some heavy Hollywood hitters to their entertainment division which would suggest there will be scripted content and movies on the horizon. The heavy hitters in question are three former LucasFilm execs including Jason McGatlin, named President of Epic’s Special Projects Division, Chris Furia, VP of Production Finance, and Lynn Bartsch, head of business affairs.
All three were intimately involved in the latest Star Wars iterations and are well-versed in making the impossible…possible. If those hirings are geared towards a Fortnite movie franchise then it could make one of the world’s most popular video games even more ubiquitous.
Epic Games Store
Don’t look now but Epic Games has finally caught up to the times and will now have its own achievements system. A recent press release from Epic states, “We’re excited to announce the initial rollout of the Epic Achievements system is on its way, including a set of tools for developers to activate platform Achievements quickly and easily. That means that starting next week, you can begin collecting XP by earning Epic Achievements in select games.
“Over the last year, we’ve worked closely with some of our development partners to bring Epic Achievements to life. Thanks to their help, once we launch, you can start racking up XP in these games: Rocket League, Hades, Pillars of Eternity, Kena, Zombie Army 4, Alan Wake Remastered, and more. We’re working to get these tools to more developers, so you can expect to see Epic Achievements popping up in your favorite games later this year.
“Epic Achievements are sorted into four tiers based on their XP value, with the Platinum Achievement being awarded upon earning 1000 XP in a game. Here are the Epic Achievement tiers and the amount of additional XP you get for the Achievement:”
Bronze = 5-45 XP
Silver = 50-95 XP
Gold = 100-200 XP
Platinum = 250 XP
Players can check their progress in each title by clicking on the game tab, where they can monitor their progress, in much the same way that they can on other platforms. Those achievements that have been completed will be visible just as it will reveal those that have yet to be achieved.