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Epic Games to drop $100 million on Fortnite esports tournaments

The company says it's getting behind competitive play in a big way.


The player-versus-player survival game has everyone talking.

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Your next "Victory Royale" could make you a millionaire.

Epic Games, the company behind the insanely popular game Fortnite, said Monday that it will provide $100 million to fund prize pools for Fortnite tournaments during the 2018-19 esports season.

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Fortnite's player-versus-player style already makes it a prime candidate for esports tournaments. By adding a little incentive (aka millions and millions of dollars), Epic Games is pushing Fortnite to become a huge game for competitive play.

Epic Games said it will announce more details about competitive structures and eligible platforms in the weeks ahead.