Don't mess, just plop. So you can see the Esports plans from Epicgames for their Battle Royal hit Fortnite best describe it. Whole $ 100,000,000 is planning Epicgames as prize money in the first year Fortnite tournaments to invest.
This number is not only gigantic on paper, but also in relation to other esports organizations and their prize money.
To put this in some perspective, in 2017, the top 10 games COMBINED gave out $91.2mm in prize money. @FortniteGame with the biggest HMB in esports history.
- Scott Smith (@SirScoots) May 21, 2018
"The 10 biggest games TOGETHER distributed" only "91.2 million US dollars in prize money in 2017"
Fortnite - More prize money than DOTA 2, LoL and CS combined
You can also see in comparison the gigantic 21 million US dollars in prize money that the DOTA 2 The International 2017 had to offer not much. And a large part of the money was also crowdfunded by the fans. How Epicgames plans to distribute the prize money and what tournament structure will be behind it, we will hopefully find out in the coming week.
Below you will find the official news on the topic:
Grab your gear, jump off the bus and start training. We've had a passion for community competition since Fortnite Battle Royale was released, and we can't wait to help you battle the best players.
For the 2018-2019 season, Epic Games will provide $100,000,000 for prize pools for Fortnite competitions. We want to support competitions on a large scale, but our approach will be different - we want to make the competitions accessible to many players and the focus should be on enjoying the game.
In the coming weeks we will publish details on competition structures and platforms.