You couldn’t write it! Setty came out on top in Sweden in the most dramatic fashion.
This weekend, Fortnite players from all corners of the world gathered in Jönköping, Sweden, for the biggest in-person tournament since the 2019 World Cup. With $100,000 on the line for the Solos event, and another $100k for Zero Build, there was no shortage of talent on the guest list.
After three sessions of open qualifiers, just 100 players remained. The Finals were broadcast live on Sunday evening, and they did not disappoint.
With region versus region debate at an all time high during LAN competition, it was exciting to see North American pro “Vert” pick up the first Victory Royale of the day. Though he ended up in 8th place overall, he can’t be too disappointed having just taken 2nd in DreamHack Dallas.
Game 2 concluded with an intense 1 vs 1 between Become Legends duo “Kami” and “Setty”. Setty’s highground position was enough to win him the fight, but the battle between these two Fortnite greats didn’t end there…
While we witnessed Tundra Esports fan favourite “Archie” narrowly miss out on a spectacular VR at the hands of “Th0masHD”, and three-time DreamHack champion “MrSavage” make a late push into the top 10, it was the Kami and Setty show throughout.
They were 1st and 2nd on the leaderboard going into the final match, Kami with a 21-point lead on his BL teammate. Both stayed up deep into late game, but the stage was set when Kami fell in 18thplace.
All eyes were on Setty as he looked to close the gap and chase down the 307-point target. Always cool under pressure, he stuck to the fundamentals, racking up placement after placement.
When Setty was finally eliminated by a pump to the face from “Juu”, he had exactly 307 points. That’s right! In true competitive Fortnite fashion, DreamHack Sweden came down to a tiebreaker.
As Kami hadn’t won a match, Setty’s Victory Royale from Game 2 was enough to earn him the trophy. Solary star “Clement” rounded out the top 3 of what turned out to be a thrilling tournament.
So, a fantastic weekend for Become Legends and a fantastic weekend for Fortnite esports in general. Vibes were high, content was elite, and now anticipation for the FNCS Invitational in November is through the roof.
View the full DreamHack Summer Leaderboard here.