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Fortnite joins e-Sport: Epic invests $100 million in prizes

22nd May 2018

Fortnite will enter the e-Sport sector: In fact, Epic has announced that for the 2018-2019 season it will spend up to $100 million as a jackpot for the official Fortnite competitions, a truly exorbitant amount that far exceeds the Overwatch League ($3.5 million).

At the moment, however, the details are very few, so we don’t know exactly how the Fortnite competitive scene will be organized and structured. Epic, in his announcement, simply stated that his approach to the world of e-Sport will be different: “We want to be more inclusive and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.

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So far there have been very few competitive events in Fortnite, but the ones organized have been a great success. Last month, for example, a tournament with Fortnite’s most famous coil, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, peaked with more than 660,000 simultaneous viewers at Twitch, an unprecedented record, so it’s easy to assume that Fortnite on e-Sport could become the most popular game of all time.

At this point, all we have to do is wait for new information to find out how Epic intends to structure the Fortnite competitive scene and more details could be provided for E3 2018, bearing in mind that there will be a competitive event at the Los Angeles Expo in which popular streamers will participate.

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