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Fortnite opens its $100 million struggle chest – first official esports match arrives

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Epic Video games, the makers of Fortnite – the little identified indie recreation that completely nobody is enjoying – has revealed that its first correct esports match comes full with a grand prize of $Eight million. 

Now, $Eight million is some huge cash. However it’s a mere dint within the $100 million kitty Epic Video games has put aside for quite a lot of tournaments over the following few years, which exhibits simply how a lot pleasure there may be round this recreation. 

With a purpose to jumpstart the competitors, in line with Epic Video games, invites have already been despatched for the match and the contributors will likely be made up of neighborhood and Fortnite gamers. 

Altering format

In relation to the format of the competitors, nicely that is set to vary week to week, as are the rivals. 

In all there will likely be an 8-week collection of competitions, with the primary being a $250,000 Duos competitors. 

A number of the confirmed gamers, in line with Dexerto, embody OpTic Gaming content material creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and OpTic professional ‘BaldyKun’, Twitch streamer Valkrae, Crew Liquid professional gamers ‘Chaps’ and ’72hrs’ and extra. 

Epic Video games initially trialled an esports match at this 12 months’s E3, the place celebrities and professional avid gamers battles it out for a charity prize bundle of $three million.

A stadium was stuffed for the ultimate and, at one level, 700,000 concurrent individuals have been watching the Twitch stream.