The first of its kind tournament will be split into two epic weekends – a Polish and an International edition of the battle royale. On 23-24 February, the best Polish players will compete for a USD 100,000 prize pool; and on 1-3 March, 100 of the world’s best Fortnite players and influencers will battle for a USD 500,000 prize pool.
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President & CEO: “The partnership between ESL and Epic Games sees the two leaders in the gaming industry creating a battle royale competition like no other. ESL is bringing its 20-year experience in organising professional tournaments and engaging fans to host a branded event for one of the world’s most played games. The upcoming competition offers the best of competitive gaming at an iconic venue and marks a strong start to 2019.”
Esports is a broad umbrella of competitive games that encompasses distinct sub-cultures and demographics. The ‘battle royale’ genre is going through a renaissance and features survival and exploration elements with the last-man-standing gameplay. Epic Games’ Fortnite is one of the world’s most successful battle royale games, based on the number of players worldwide*. ESL’s flagship events showcase video games that attract top players and millions of passionate fans live, online and on air in multiple territories.
Full details, including the list of top-tier influencers due to compete in Katowice, will be announced by ESL in the upcoming weeks.
*SuperData, Battle Royale: Taking the games market by storm, 2018
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