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Epic puts $100m behind Fortnite esports prize pools

Epic puts $100m behind Fortnite esports prize pools

Epic Games is putting $100 million into prize pools for Fortnite's first season of competitive play.

The developer announced the sum in a blog post, with further details set to come in due course.

“We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different - we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game,” read a statement.

“We plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.”

The eye-catching fee comes as Fortnite experiences blockbuster success on a level rarely seen in the games industry.

You can read the full story over on PocketGamer.biz.


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