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Fortnite $250k DreamHack November Open: final placements and results

Published: 9/Nov/2020 2:37

by Brad Norton


The fifth monthly DreamHack Open Fortnite competition is upon us as a whopping $250,000 is on the line across Europe and North America. We’ve got you covered with everything there is to know about the latest tournament.

For the fifth month in a row, Fortnite players are being treated to another huge online competition. The DreamHack Open events boast some of the biggest prize pools around the globe and November’s iteration is no different.

$250,000 is divided across NA West, NA East, and Europe as talent from the three major regions fight for the top spots. All of the biggest names in the scene are lined up for the action as everyone from benjyfishy to MrSavage are dropping in.

It’s a lengthy process to make it into the finals but in the end, only six lobbies matter as Duos look to place in the money. Here’s everything there is to know about the DreamHack November Open.

European DreamHack Open final standings

Fortnite gameplay
Epic Games
Europe’s best Duos kicked off the Grand Finals on November 8.

European talent had their moment in the spotlight first up in the month of November. A whole week ahead of NA East and a fortnight ahead of NA West, Europe’s finest battled it out for $82,550 USD.

Many familiar named dropped into the Grand Finals, though a newly formed Duo closed out the win. German player ‘Vadeal’ and Switzerland’s own ‘Noahreyli’ took a commanding lead in the November event. Not only did they finish in first place, but they did so with an enormous 48 point gap over the second-best team.

The popular Duo of MrSavage and benjyfishy finished in third place as one of just three teams to put up over 300 points. The disparity even among teams in the top 10 was astounding. Below is a look at the top Duos across Europe in November.

Placement Players Points Prize
1st OVA Noahreyli & Wave Vadeal 352 $16,000
2nd Grizi BadSnipR & TT9 KURA 74 304 $8,000
3rd 100T MrSavage & NRG benjyfishy 303 $7,400
4th GXR teeq & Spectrum Setty 262 $6,700
5th GXR Milan & chapix 74 249 $6,100
6th Gamma Kami & OTW packo 239 $5,400
7th slide zeykoo  wk & Spectrum Kyzen 205 $5,000
8th Gamma Merjin & jaspaay 204 $4,600
9th Grizi Snayzy & R0babzr 197 $4,100

November DreamHack Open format

Fortnite DreamHack Open
A look at how the DreamHack Open unfolds each month.

While previous months focused on Solo competition, November is entirely focused on Duos. It all kicked off with two open qualifiers early in the month. From this stage, 500 Duos made their mark and punched their tickets for the next stage.

That number was soon dwindled down, however. Only 50 teams could advance through the Semis and into the Grand Finals. After three hours and a maximum of 10 lobbies, those 50 Duos were all locked in.

The Grand Final itself drops all 50 Duos into six consecutive lobbies. Bucking the ordinary point system, eliminations in this Open are worth five points each. Finishing in the top spot awards 55 points, while placements all the way down to the 25th spot still awards a little bonus.

League of Legends

Doublelift announces League of Legends retirement after storied LCS career

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:37 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 0:00

by Alan Bernal


Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has retired from professional play after nearly a decade, ending one of the most storied careers in North American League of Legends.

The legendary ADC has quit playing the game after TSM failed to make it out of the Worlds Group stage for the fifth time in franchise history. However, as he pointed out in his retirement message, his domestic form was good.

Doublelift was 17 when he qualified for his first tournament – the Season 1 World Championship in Sweden. “When I sat down to play my first match, I felt a fire in my heart that drove me to chase the dream of becoming a pro player and being the best,” he said.

That tournament was played on tiny laptops in front of just 30 people, but he went onto bigger things. DL was one of the last few legacy members of League of Legends esports. He’s played in all 10 premier seasons since the days of Intel Extreme Masters and Major League Gaming before the NA LCS even formed.

TSM trophy LCS doublelift retires
LoL Esports
In his near 10-year career, Doublelift ends his career with a case filled with LCS Trophies and MVPs.

Even in the modern era of the LCS, after the highs and lows of his time on Team Liquid and TSM, DL capped off his domestic run with a five-year domination of the league into retirement.

“For five years, I practiced 14 hours a day and lost every important match,” he wrote. “Then I finally won my first LCS championship. Today, I’ve won 8 of the last 11 splits. Hard work and determination paid off. I’m fully aware of the irony of saying that in my retirement post.”

Doublelift expressed regret for his lack of international success at Worlds, which the LCS as a whole has struggled to leave its impression on throughout the years.

“I’d like to have been able to say I won Worlds (or even just made it to quarters), but let’s just have the rookies take up the torch on that one,” he said, looking forward to the future of the LCS.

doublelift tsm team liquid lcs finals
Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games
Doublelift and Bjergsen both retired in the 2020 off-season after historical LCS careers.

Famously one of the most aggressive Bot laners in the world, Doublelift carried his career with the same brutish drive that propelled him to 2,098 Kills across 486 LCS games and tied for an LCS most All-Time record of four Pentakills.

Unfortunately, that level of success never transferred to the world stage – reaching the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) once and only making it out of the group stage at Worlds 2011.

Still, some of the most prolific LCS showings on the international stage have come under teams with Doublelift on the roster. Notably in the semifinals of the MSI 2019 and showing off NA pride at multiple Rift Rivals.

LoL Esports celebrates Doublelift’s career

Doublelift’s announcement came as a surprise to many in the esports industry who thought the 27 year old still had a lot to give to the game.

“Absolute legend, been a pleasure getting to know you this year. Great player, great person and great legacy. No matter what you end up doing next, I’m sure it will turn into something great as well,” former Team Liquid teammate Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen wrote.

“Best of luck in wherever your journey takes you next, Doublelift. We have no words that could adequately articulate your incredible contributions to our region and league over the years. Thank you for everything,” Riot Game’s LCS Twitter said.

100 Thieves General manager and beloved LoL personality Chris ‘PapaSmithy’ Smith said, “There are precious few League of Legends personalities that promoted the growth of the entire esports industry more than you – To say you step away a legend is an understatement, congratulations on a wonderful career”

Doublelift ended his career as the first member of the LCS’s 1000-Kill Club with eight LCS Championships, an LCS MVP for Summer 2018, the LCS Finals MVP for Spring 2019, and was nominated to the LCS All-Pro 1st Team five times.