ESL is known for organizing some insane Esports events. CS:GO, Starcraft 2 and Dota tournaments are the major game titles that took the ESL by storm. This year, Fortnite makers “Epic” have agreed to enter this mix.
Fortnite will be a part of ESL Katowice 2019. This event is played over several weekends and would feature Fortnite in two separate windows,
Event 1: 100 Polish Players, $100k USD in Prize Money
This event will be held on the 23rd and 24th of February and will be open to players from Poland. 100 players are set to take part in this two-day event and will be streamed on all major platforms.
Event 2: 100 Players from All Over the Globe Battle it out for $500k USD in Total Prize Money
This is the big one! All major players who have been grinding and making a name for themselves last year have been invited to showcase their skill and sweat it out in this main event.
Apart from this, fans attending the IEM Katowice event have the opportunity to enter “free-to-play” tournaments held across 200 ps4 consoles and PC’s. Prize money worth $50k and other goodies will be awarded to the winners.
For the 2nd event, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) have posted the roster list on their website and it goes as follows:
The following player duos are already confirmed to attend, with many more big names set to join the party in the coming weeks:
Players to look out for in this tournament:
The Faze Clan
Tfue: Tfue is the standout name as far as Fortnite tournaments are concerned. He’s earned the most in Fortnite tournament winnings and is widely considered the best in the game. He had recently won the “duos” edition of Fortnite Korea Open 2018 alongside Kittyplays.
Cloak: Just behind Tfue in total tournament earnings. Cloak is a critical member of the Faze Clan. He has recently impressed everyone by carrying Tfue to a victory royale in a Duos match at the recently held Fortnite Skirmish tournament.
Vivid: Noah “Vivid” Wright will be playing with Team Liquid. With over $336k USD earned in tournament winnings, watch for Vivid as he looks primed to pull off some ridiculous plays in the upcoming tournament.
Chap: Ryan “Chap” Chaplo won over $250k USD in various tournaments. Chap and Vivid play well together and know each other’s gameplay. This allows them to virtually communicate without talking as they know each other’s tendencies.