Epic goes all #1 Stunna by dropping $100 million on Fortnite esports

Epic goes all #1 Stunna by dropping $100 million on Fortnite esports

Fortnite was sure to have a thriving esports presence as a result of it is the largest recreation on the planet. There’s normally a direct correlation between esports recognition and basic recognition. However Epic is investing to make sure aggressive Fortnite gamers do not wander away to new video games anytime quickly.

Epic is dedicating $100 million to Fortnite‘s prize pool in 2019. A crisp $30 million of that’s allotted towards the Fortnite World Cup which takes place in late July. 2 hundred gamers will compete within the World Cup (100 solos and 50 duos groups), and everybody will earn a minimal of $50,000. The Solo Champion will take dwelling $3,000,000.

The remaining $70 million is break up up between smaller-but-more-frequent occasions. As an illustration, there are World Cup qualifiers each week between April 13 and June 16; every of these has a prize pool of $1 million. There are different weekly money tournaments all year long that every have their very own $1 million prize pool.

It is a loopy chunk of dough, however that is the precise form of factor Fortnite‘s recognition makes doable. Epic has raked in tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in income on a month-to-month foundation ever since blew up. Final summer time, Epic shifted its Unreal Engine Market revenue sharing in order that creators earn 88 p.c of gross sales as an alternative of 70 p.c; Epic mentioned it was a direct results of Fortnite‘s success. Now the gamers have the chance to make much more cash too.

Fortnite World Cup Particulars and $100,000,000 Aggressive Prize Pool for 2019 [Epic Games]

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