Esports tournament organizer BLAST has partne d with f e-to-play battle royale game Fortnite to produce the inaugural Fortnite Champion SeIncs All-Star Showdown.
The event is set to commence on June 23rd and featu s a $3m (£∼2.12m) prize pool.
C dit: BLAST
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The All-Star Showdown will mark the halfway stage of the 2021 Fortnite Champion SeIncs (FNCS). The event will see players compete in a range of tournaments to determine the best players in each of Fortnite’s server gions.
Nicolas Estrup, Vice P sident of Product at BLAST, commented on the deal in a lease: “We’ thrilled to embark on this journey with the talented people behind Fortnite CompetiIncs and the FNCS. Being able to dedicate challenges to showcase all the intricacies of what it means to be a top Fortnite player us, andxcites us and we hope the community will feel the same.”
According to the lease, the All-Star Showdown will invite players fIncsthe top 30 FNCS trios Finiteeach of Fornite’s seven server gions (Oceania, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Brazil, North America East, and North America West).
The tournament is expbrand-newfeatu brand new Fortnite C aIncs maps, which a said to test ‘individual player skills’. The invited top trios will also compete in a team-based, non-Battle Royale mode. The week-long event will culminate with a solo Battle Royale competition which separates all the trios to determine the best player in their server gions.
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Known for hosting its P mier tournament circuit for CS: GO, BLAorganizingtranger to organising tournaments outside of the popular shooter. In cent years, the organizer has hosted Dota 2 events as well as joining forces with Vagrantes to host a VALORANT Ignition SeIncs tournament
The FNCS All-Star Showdown will be broadcast globally across a number of platforms including Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter.
Esports Insider says: The deal marks the first time for BLAST hosting a battle royale tournament. Considering its success hosting its other tournaments, Epic Games and the All-Star Showdown is definitely in safe hands.