Fortnite Offering $8 Million In Big Esports Event

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Lately, Epic Video games introduced that it'll supply $100 million in prize pool cash for Fortnite aggressive tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and now we have realized the place a few of that may go. The corporate has introduced the "Summer season Skirmish" collection, which is an eight-week run of occasions the place folks will compete for a share of $8 million in prize cash.

This collection kicks off this weekend with a $250,000 Duos competitors. The specifics aren't instantly clear, however Epic mentioned "neighborhood creators" and common Fortnite gamers who've "demonstrated their aggressive prowess" will likely be invited to take part.

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Invites went out already for this primary Summer season Skirmish collection, however Epic mentioned sooner or later it would talk the main points on how one can qualify for future skirmishes. "The format and rivals might change from week-to-week, so keep on your toes," Epic mentioned.

The $100 million in prize cash for Fortnite's 2018-2019 aggressive season is greater than double the $38 million in whole prize cash that Valve's Dota 2 paid out in 2017 throughout all of its tournaments, in keeping with E-Sports activities Earnings (through CNBC). The Worldwide, which is Valve's large Dota 2 occasion, paid out the most important prize pool in gaming historical past final yr with nearly $25 million for the one occasion. For an additional level of comparability, the inaugural Overwatch League event pays out a complete of $3.5 million in prize cash for its total season.

Fortnite brings in additional than $1 million each single day from its mobile version alone, in keeping with SensorTower; Epic makes much more cash from the console and PC editions. The sport is free, however gamers can spend actual cash on cosmetics (which don't affect gameplay by any means).

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In different Fortnite news, the sport's much-anticipated Season 5 kicks off on July 12--and we're anticipating massive issues. This is a rundown of all the things that you must know.

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