Developer promises another, "more inclusive" approach with tournament details to check out in the coming weeks. Fortnite has spent months dominating online discussions, Twitch streams, as well as students' attention spans; now, Epic Games wishes to tackle esports. Today, the developer announced who's would provide a grandiose prize pool of $100 million across a 2018-2019 competitive season for Fortnite Skins .
Though the specifics of how those funds would be distributed across what forms of events wasn't specified, Epic Games hinted that something non-traditional was inside the cards. In its announcement, Epic Games said, "We're getting behind competitive play in a very big way, but our approach vary - we prefer to be more inclusive, and centered on the joy of playing and watching the experience."
$100 million is undoubtedly an astronomical quantity of prize money for Fortnite Weapons . As scene veteran Scott "SirScoots" Smith talked about on Twitter, this really is larger than the very best ten esports prize pools of 2017 combined. This investment doesn't specifically include (although it is likely linked with) Tencent's intentions to specifically grow the Chinese esports industry to become worth ¥100 billion by 2022, based on the company's $15 million investment in Fortnite.
Further specifics of Epic Games' plans for competition and which platforms will likely be eligible will probably be revealed within the coming weeks.