By Magdelena Long
Fortnite – the great survival sandbox game turned battle royale phenomenon, is now announcing it’s very first Esports yearlong tournament as well as the prize pool. The game always surprises us in ways we can’t expect at all, for example the weird Thanos update they added few weeks ago (you can check it out here). Things sure are getting heated up.
Fornite having an Esports tournament is truly music to our ears but they have better news. Epic Games will spend an alarming USD100,000,000 (approximately RM400,000,000) for the prize pool! The winners will totally become instant millionaires! Before we all get into action, Epic Games mentioned that we will need to wait for extra official announcements regarding the prize.
If any of you have a hard time comprehending how huge the amount is, let’s compare it with Dota 2. Dota 2 has always been one of the biggest Esports game so far but it took them 5 years to reach USD100 million! Even a real world game, for instance the PGA Tour 2017 (golf), manages a prize pool of USD321 million only over a 12 months span. Fornite sure is stepping up it’s game – literally.