Esports industry is becoming bigger and bigger year by year. Recently, we have observed inclusion of three major gaming titles for the Asian Games 2018. It is a big sigh of relief and encouragement for esports organisers and all the players, that esports is getting global recognition around the globe.
One game title which is souring to new height these days is Fortnite Battle Royale. This game has shattered all the records in terms of total players enrolled for this game and it also holds the biggest amount of viewership on Twitch.
Yesterday, Epic games have announced first-year prize for Fortnite: Battle Royale eSports Tournament with a whopping prize money of $100,000,000
Fortnite: Battle Royale Esports Tournament
Grab your gear, drop in and start training. Epic Games will provide $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions.https://t.co/ZcBe9fZD0S
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 21, 2018
With this announcement, it is sure that the draft of competitive play for Fortnite is underway from Epic games, but any further information has not been disclosed by the Epic games.
Epic games have asked the players to start training and practising for the 2018-2019 Fortnite: Battle Royale Esports Tournament
We are pretty sure, this message from Epic games has been clearly understood by the major eSports houses which include Team SoloMid, FaZe Clan, Optic Gaming and Astralis.
Ninja, a popular twitch streamer for Fortnite Battle Royale also hold credit for making this game popular among youth and celebrities with his offensive and cool gameplay
$100M is really a monumental figure in esports as a single announcement for Fortnite: Battle Royale Esports Tournament. Let us look down below the total eSports earnings for other major game titles
- Dota 2: $141,237,712.53
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 53,393,783.49
- League of Legends: 52,084,270.26
Now you can predict that how astonishing the first year pool prize of the tournament. But it seems not to be an issue for the Epic Games. According to the analytic firm Sensor Tower, Epic Games is making more than $1M per day only from iOS alone. The battle royale is free to play but the game offers you many paid cosmetic items from which Epic Games made $126M in February.
So the $100M investment of Epic Games on Fortnite will boost its own economy and will keep the Fortnite on the front in eSports scene.
We are pretty sure, you must be very excited to hear about this tournament more, let us know more about it in the comments section