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After thoroughly enjoying their weekend in Sweden, popular Fortnite stars are already booking their tickets for the next instalment in the US.

The DreamHack Winter 2019 festival recently concluded, and it featured a $250,000 USD Fortnite tournament. Players from around the globe gathered in Jönköping, Sweden to fight for a slice of the juicy prize pool, but it wasn’t necessarily the competition itself that left them wanting more.

Poor organization and technical issues plagued the weekend’s gameplay, with people’s PCs shutting down between matches, and contestants failing to load in. There has also been debate over the alternative point system used during the event, which many feel is much better than the way Cash Cups and other official Fortnite tournaments are scored.

It seems though that for a lot of the attendees, the experience outside of the game is what made the trip so worthwhile. Many of the top pro players spend all day everyday grinding and miss out on socializing and enjoying life. This was an opportunity to meet the people who they have spoken to or become aware of online and build real life friendships. I’m sure the younger drinking age was a bonus too.

Luckily, the fun doesn’t have to stop. In February the city of Anaheim will play host to another DreamHack event, which will feature a second $250k Fortnite LAN. Pros including Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish, Cody “Clix” Conrod and Martin “MrSavage” Foss Andersen have already confirmed that they will be going.

The competition will likely follow a similar format to the Winter event, with players starting in open heats on Friday and trying to make it to the Grand Finals on Sunday. This will be towards the beginning of Chapter 2, Season 2, so what the game itself will look like we will have to wait and see.

Epic Games are yet to announce what we can expect from competitive Fortnite in 2020, no doubt fans will be hoping for more of the same online competition we have seen this year. There is still speculation over a possible Winter Royale event to follow the Fortnite Champion Series, and the community can’t decide whether a second World Cup is likely.

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James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.

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