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Arkhram dominates DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite NA West: Final placements

Published: 27/Jul/2020 11:09 Updated: 27/Jul/2020 17:51

by Connor Bennett

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NA West Fortnite players got their chance to shine in the finals of their DreamHack Open event, however, 100 Thieves’ Arkhram scooped the top prize. Here’s how it shook out for others. 

With the vast majority of esports events now being held online until its safe to return to a LAN setting, Fortnite has continued chugging on. Cash Cups are still a regular thing but DreamHack raised the stakes.

The tournament organizer hosted their first online-only Fortnite event with the start of the DreamHack Open events. NA East and European players have already had their moment in the spotlight with Team Liquid’s STRETCH and Teeq claiming solo wins in their respective regions. 

However, on July 26, NA West were given their shot at glory but it ultimately came down to a few recognizable names. 

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The Open event means anyone can qualify for the final 100.

Fortnite DreamHack Open NA West final standings

100 Thieves star Diego ‘Arkhram’ Lima came out on top in the NA West region finals, picking up a whopping 509 points. 

That huge points total came thanks to his consistent finishes inside the top ten, plus the game where he managed to pick up a victory royale. He also managed to pick up an average of 3.5 kills from his games – by far and away the best average inside the top five.

Frapai and Team Liquid’s Cented managed to round out the top three, taking home $2,000 and $1,800. NRG’s EpikWhale, who is a consistent top finisher in NA West events, came in fourth. 

Fortnite final standings from DreamHack Online Open
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The top five from the NA West event.

Further down the standings, Reverse2k, Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha, and NRG Clix all finished inside the money at 41, 56, and 57. 

Obviously, they didn’t manage to strike it as big as Arkhram and the other top finishers, but they didn’t go home empty-handed. 

All focus for competitive Fortnite is set to be on the upcoming FNCS event, where the top pros in the game will hope to big themselves even more cash from the comfort of their own homes.

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.