Team SoloMid Fortnite pro Hamlinz and competitive player Reverse2K have won the first-ever $20,000 Code Red Fortnite tournament, hosted by popular Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect and BoomTV.
The pair edged out Luminosity Gaming's SypherPK and Fortnite pro Symfuhny in the grand finals to secure the whopping $12,000 first place prize.
Before reading on, it's important that you go over the scoring format, in order to make the remainder of this recap easier to understand.
HOW TO WIN:
Code Red is a double-elimination tournament that will start off with 16 teams of two players each. Since there are no publicly available custom games in Fortnite, the competition will follow the standard 'total of two' format.
Each round, the Duos that are matched up together will queue into a Squads lobby and try to get more eliminations than their opponent. After two maps, the team with the more kills wins.
If kills are tied after the two maps, a third map will be played, with the first Duo to get to five total kills first winning. If neither team gets to five, the one with the higher number of eliminations wins.
Having already beaten Sypher and Symfuhny in the Winners Bracket final, Hamlinz and Reverse2K came into the grand final with an advantage – the only needed to win one match to claim victory.
Their opponents, on the other hand, had two win two in a row since they had reached the final via the Losers Bracket.
Map one of game one proved to be a one-sided affair, as Hamlinz and Reverse2K jumped out to an early lead and coasted their way to a 13-2 elimination advantage.
The second map very much followed the same script, as the eventual champions, despite already having a huge lead, relentlessly pushed for eliminations and won 22-10, winning the grand final with an aggregate scoreline of 35-12.
Here are the final placements for the November 8 running of the Code Red Fortnite tournament, along with the prize breakdown.
The aggregate scores of each individual match can be found on the tournament web-page HERE.
|1||Hamlinz & Reverse2K||$12,000|
|2||SypherPK & Symfuhny||$5,000|
|3||NickEh30 & Hogman||$3,000|
|4||CouRage & DrLupo|
|5/6||Jaomock & Tennp0|
|5/6||DrDisRespect & Kraftyy|
|7/8||Cizzors & Replays|
|7/8||Myth & Kaysid|
|9/12||WILDCAT & Chap|
|9/12||Daequan & Yanni|
|9/12||NICKMERCS & Aydan|
|9/12||Toripareno & Kenith|
|13/16||Cloakzy & Tfue (DQ)|
|13/16||HighDistortion & Nate Hill|
|13/16||Yelo & Sonii|
|13/16||Thiefs & Thwifo|
The Code Red Fortnite tournament is the collaborative brainchild of popular Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect, the livestream gaming platform known as BoomTV, and EsportsArena.
The first-ever running of this tournament featured some of the biggest names in the Fortnite community, including pro players and content creators from orgs such as 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Team SoloMid, Ghost Gaming, Team Liquid, and others.
Although no official announcements about future tournaments have been made, all signs point to the Doc and his partners continuing hosting this competition for the foreseeable future.
More information about BoomTV and their Code Red tournament can be seen by visiting their website HERE.