While Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, may have been the first battle royale game to hit the mainstream, there’s no question that Fortnite Battle Royale is currently the favourite go to in the genre. Epic Games is banking on the success of Fortnite in a big way by offering up $100 million in funding for future Fortnite competitions.
Grab your gear, drop in and start training. Epic Games will provide $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions.https://t.co/ZcBe9fZD0S
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 21, 2018
Epic Games didn’t provide much more detail than the tweet above, aside from saying the $100 million will fund Fortnite competition pools for the 2018-2019 season. The company mentions about being more inclusive and focused on “the joy of playing and watching the game,” whatever that means. As mentioned, details are scarce but Epic Games will be providing more details soon regarding platform eligibility (Fortnite is currently playable on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac, and iOS with Android coming soon) and what format the competitive structure will take.
In case you’re unaware, Fortnite Battle Royale is a mode of Fortnite that pits 100 players against each other in a last man standing battle royale format. The game also has seasons with weekly challenges, allowing players extra ways to gain Battle Stars in order to level up and earn rewards.