Epic is investing $100 MILLION into Fortnite Prize Pools!

Epic Games is getting serious about Fortnite Esports pledging to provide $100,000,000 in prize money for events over the 2018-2019 term. That is one massive amount of money to invest into Fortnite Esports. It sends a loud and clear message that Epic sees Esports as a pillar of the game going forward and they aren’t afraid to invest in their player community.

Epic also claims that Fortnite Esports will be more inclusive and modeled slightly different than traditional events. I’m expecting this model to be based on the huge success of the Ninja event at Esports Arena Las Vegas. More show, less sport – with a focus on players interacting with celebrities.

Fantastic news for both fans of Fortnite and Esports in general.

Via Epic:

Fortnite Competitors!

Grab your gear, drop in and start training. Since the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale we’ve watched the passion for community competition grow and can’t wait to empower you to battle with the best.

In the 2018 – 2019 season, Epic Games will provide $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions. We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different – we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.

Stay tuned for more details about competitive structures and eligible platforms in the weeks ahead!