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Rising Fortnite stars win Dreamhack September Open: final placements

Published: 21/Sep/2020 1:10 Updated: 21/Sep/2020 1:12

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The third DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite event is over and the best players from Europe, NA West and East have now reaped their rewards after all the intense competitive action.

After over a week of Fortnite-filled action, DreamHack September Open ft. Fortnite has concluded. From September 12-20, we got to see the best players in the world clash it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool.

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With thousands of players condensing into a couple of hundred by the finals, we got to see rising stars and fan favorites throughout the regional tournaments.

NA West DreamHack Open standings

In NA West, Alliege took the crown with a 300-point haul, with the remaining top-five players falling short by around 5-20 points of one another. Each player fought hard as the gaps between them were dangerously narrow the whole way through

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Players who fought aggressively and chased eliminates were rewarded more than those that played defensively, and the tight nature of the final standings shows how stacked the region really is.

Alliege performed marvelously, claiming the champion title and pocketing $4,000 thousand in prize pool earnings. Nach came second at 287 points and received $2,000, while 100 Thieves’ Arkhram placed third with 281 points and an earning of $1,800.

Place Player Points
1st Alliege 305
2nd Nach 287
3rd Arkhram 281
4th criizux 266
5th  wavy 253
6th  Cented. 251
7th TurtleTavern 244
8th  Dubs 234
9th Lanjok 193
10th dylannx 191
11th Jamper 191
12th Whofishy 190
13th Jelty 181
14th Epikreet. 178
15th Acorn 178
16th maken 174
17th cyfare 172
18th GoodGuyNani Tv 164
19th Domo. 164
20th Entrpy GF 155

NA East DreamHack Open standings

On the other side of North America, Marzz_Ow topples his opponents over and wins DreamHack Open’s NA East regional tournament. With a 290-point total, Marzz_Ow barely beat out reigning Solos World Cup champion Bugha, who finished just four points behind.

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Much like NA West, this regional tournament was also intense as most players scored near each other, with only a couple of points separating the top-five. The champion was able to claim his throne through tactical yet aggressive gameplay, which earned him many eliminations and even a Victory Royale.

Marzz_Ow pocketed $10,000, Bugha earned $5,000 in second place, while hen placed third and won $4,700.

Place Player Points
1st Marzz_Ow 293
2nd bugha 289
3rd hen 270
4th Hajie 265
5th Rocaine 247
6th Outcast Mero YT 246
7th MackWood1x 245
8th Jamper 234
9th Whofishy 219
10th frapaiXX 218
11th Slackes 218
12th Crumblerr 212
13th Aperta_ 207
14th strawhat charlie 205
15th nanolite 205
16th DeRoller. 200
17th Zexrow 198
18th  notpandda 195
19th Ajerss 187
20th tаhi 183

European DreamHack Open standings

In Europe, teeq won the regional tournament with 260 points and claims his second DreamHack Open champion title.

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He performed exceptionally, but so did his top five rivals. However, teeq separate himself by securing the highest average elimination score at a whopping 3.33, while everyone was around one to two, proving how incredible he played during the European regional tournament.

The winner received a share of $16,000 in prize pool earnings, while znappy took $8,000 and Verox $7,400.

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Place Player Points
1st teeq 260
2nd znappy 249
3rd Verox 249
4th Fury Legendary 231
5th Vortex 229
6th lowless 226
7th Refsgaard 218
8th wafflar 218
9th 4zr 216
10th Fray 198
11th Vitesse 190
12th Kura 189
13th AirkNn 188
14th Andilex 170
15th Claven 170
16th Keziix 167
17th Th0masHD 163
18th benjyfishy 163
19th Mustor 158
20th Degen 156

September DreamHack Open format

This September tournament’s format was Solos, splint into three stages: Heat stage, Grand Final qualifiers, and Grand Finals. Open to everyone, players had to earn points by playing 10 matches during the Heat stage’s three-hour period.

DreamHackBreakdown of the format for the September DreamHack Fortnite Open tournament.

This format was present in the qualifying stage, but the only difference was that only 100 out of the 1500 players could proceed to the Grand Finals. The winner of each regional tournament’s Grand Final stage was decided through six matches.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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