Epic Plans to Fund Fortnite ESports with $100,000,000
Epic Games has just put out a massive announcement. During the 2018-2019 season, they intend to fund ESports prize pools with up to $100,000,000! This is a big deal because it will hopefully spawn numerous tournaments, and increase the incentive to get better at the game. Hopefully, people that play video games competitively, but have never played Fortnite, will now have a reason to give the game a chance. I am personally excited to see how this news develops the Fortnite scene! Check out the full post below:
Grab your gear, drop in and start training. Since the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale we’ve watched the passion for community competition grow and can’t wait to empower you to battle with the best.
In the 2018 - 2019 season, Epic Games will provide $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions. We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different - we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.
Stay tuned for more details about competitive structures and eligible platforms in the weeks ahead!
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