Epic Games, the gaming studio behind Fortnite, announced yesterday that they will provide $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions. How it will be distributed remains to be announced. Epic has stated that their approach “will be different…to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.”
$100 million is the highest prize pool for any esports game event. Last year, Dota 2, Valve’s MOBA, had their International prize pool set at $24,687,919.00 thanks to players contributing to the pot bonus. It was split amongst the top 18 teams with 1st place taking about $10.8 million. How Fortnite will split the $100 million remains to be determined as this will be their first year hosting a prize pool.
Who will you be rooting for?