Rumors suggest that Epic Games are asking for massive amounts of money from companies who would like to sponsor the upcoming Fortnite World Cup.
Chris Pursell, who is a business journalist based in Las Vegas, has revealed on Twitter that Epic Games are asking for up to $25 million for partnerships for the event.
These opportunities would be title sponsorships, or regular spots within the event, much like State Farm’s partnership with League of Legends during the NA LCS and the 2018 World Championships.
Pursell states that any company that were to take this partnership on would become part of a deal that sets “a new record for the industry,” and used comparisons to sports to show the size of this deal.
Advertising spots during the first game of the 2018 NBA Finals cost as much as $829,000, while slots during February’s Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots were sold for around $5 million.
Epic Games asking up to $25 million for partnerships for Fortnite World Cup, obviously a new record for the industry. For comparison: cost to buy an ad for Game 1 of 2018 NBA Finals ran as high as $829,577, while a spot at the Super Bowl in February was about $5 million.
There is currently no word on who may end up sponsoring the Fortnite World Cup, but Epic Games are already on the hunt for their title sponsor for the event which isn’t scheduled to take place until late 2019.
The Fortnite World Cup was first announced back in June 2018, but Epic Games’ focus on the Summer and Fall Skirmishes meant that little information was available about the tournament until recently.
Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.
A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.
Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.
The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.
Fortnite Galactus event start date and time
Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.
The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.
Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.
Galactus Fortnite event leaks
The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.
Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.
With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.
The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.
The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.
We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.
On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.
Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.
New Weapon in the works: "Lazing Device"
It's WID is all over the place, but I suspect this *could* be a prototype of the upcoming Cosmos (event and/or Galactus) rifle.
It uses Base Bolt Sniper stats, same as the Cosmos ones. The name "Lazing" could also be connected to this. pic.twitter.com/GgVuOcYot8