Today, Epic Games announced a major push in the esports market. The developer will provide $100 million for tournament prize pools in the first year of competitive play. The fact that the investment is so large will undoubtedly encourage even more players to pick up the game.
Epic Games issued the following statement alongside the announcement.
This is one of the largest prize pools in gaming history and should cause Fortnite, which is already a sensation, to grow even further. Be sure to check out the game on Xbox One, PC, and other platforms if you haven't already.
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Sounds good. E-Sports are really taking off nowadays... But: "our approach will be different. We plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game." - What should that even mean? 😅
Guess we'll soon find out. Epic just changed the game, though. This is more money than the top 10 funded esports tournaments this year combined.
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