During the DreamHack Dallas LAN Fortnite tournament, two players got into a fist fight after one of them reportedly griefed the other, preventing a crucial win.
DreamHack Dallas is a three-day gaming event hosting everything like Rocket League, CS:GO, and FGC tourneys. During the event, pro Fortnite players were invited to compete for a $25,000 LAN tournament.
On the cusp of placing first and taking home the largest slice of the pot, DiegoPlayz was stopped short after another player who he claims intentionally threw the tournament just to derail him.
This led Diego to seek out the griefer to start a fist fight at the convention. A small portion of the scuffle was caught on camera before the players were separated.
Diego apologizes for DreamHack fist fight
After the event, Diego took to Twitter where he posted a twitlonger expressing his regret for the incident. He apologized to DreamHack as well as the other player and their family.
“It feels horrible being so close to winning a LAN event and then having someone purposely taking away what I’ve been grinding so hard for,” Diego said. “With that being said I should have not reacted the way I did.”
However, a large number of Diego’s followers felt the apology was unnecessary.
Nice bro getting landed on by a random whos no where near me on the drop map and bro dies with collider loot second zone
— DiegoPlayzFN (@DiegoPlayzFN) June 4, 2022
According to Reverse2k, another pro Fortnite player, Diego was in first place going into the last round of DreamHack. This was when the offending player landed on Diego and started to grief him causing him to lose the tournament.
DreamHack has yet to respond to the incident, and neither party has been banned from future LAN/in-person events. We will make sure to update our readers if and when this story develops.