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Fortnite will invest $100 million in prizes in its eSports entry

Llegan los desafíos de la cuarta semana a Fortnite

Lo que sí podemos esperar es una repercusión mayor incluso que los eventos de Riot Games, y es que si bien para entender algo viendo una final de League of Legends debemos conocer al menos las mecánicas básicas del juego, lo cierto es que con Fortnite cambia sensiblemente el asunto: recordemos, en esencia, no son más que un grupo de personas haciendo construcciones, saltando y disparándose entre sí .

Fortnite will invest $100 million in prizes in its eSports entry
Fortnite will invest $100 million in prizes in its eSports entry

En definitiva: la inversión de 100 millones de dólares por parte de Epic Games para premios en Fortnite es toda una declaración de intenciones , aunque no sepamos muy bien qué planes tienen para ellos. Habrá que ver en qué se distribuye el gasto en premios más brutal hasta la fecha en un solo juego.

Fornite has broken records : of spectators in Twitch, of simultaneous players… And now, he also wants to break them in e-sports. For those who don’t know Fortnite, this game developed by Epic Games has a free mode already available : Fortnite: Battle Royale, where 100 people compete by eliminating each other to be the last one standing.

Its ‘cartoon’ aesthetic, the fact that it is totally free on all platforms, the possibility of cross-play and the fact that this is an arcade-type game (not a simulator) make it a cocktail that has already attracted more than 45 million players, which is why are planning a triumphant entry into the competitive one .

And what better way to get a big ticket than $100 million in prizes? To give you an idea of the magnitude and scope of this, last year $128 million was distributed, but spread across all the eSports competitions. This figure completely eclipses those of any Counter Strike, League of Legends or Overwatch competition .

However, the guys at Epic Games have a slightly different view of what the competitive scene is all about. Their vision of the professional side for Fortnite ‘is more inclusive’ , whatever they mean by that. Can we expect then more feedback between the competitive scene and casual gamers?

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