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Fortnite Battle Royale • Feb 22, 2019

Future Fortnite tournaments might ditch the battle royale format entirely

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Future Fortnite tournaments might ditch the battle royale format entirely

Epic Games are considering the idea of hosting Fortnite tournaments without battle royale modes, according to Team Liquid’s Jake ‘POACH’ Brumleve.

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Fortnite by nature is a battle royale title, with 100 players jumping out of the Battle Bus, landing on the map and searching for weapons and items as they attempt to eliminate enemies and be the last person or team standing.

But with the the introduction of Fortnite’s Creative mode, players can now take part in custom modes that are seperate from the main battle royale mode, and Epic Games could use those special custom modes in future tournaments.

Players like Tfue and Cloak have seen immense success in the current battle royale format.

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During his Thursday, February 21 livestream, Fortnite pro player Jake ‘POACH’ Brumleve stated that the developers were discussing the possibility of future tournaments being played away from the battle royale format.

“Fortnite has a lot of possibilities outside of battle royales,” POACH told his viewers. “I’ve talked to the developers about it, and it’s something they are considering. With Creative being added, more tournaments could be based around stuff that isn’t battle royale.”

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While it’s possible that Epic Games hosts tournaments with different modes in the future, the developers are about to hold a battle royale tournament at the ESL Katowice Royale, although some of Fortnite’s biggest names such as Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore look set to pull out of the event.

What these future Fortnite tournaments will look like is unknown, but it’s possible we could see modes like Team Deathmatch or Capture the Flag introduced as competitive formats for Fortnite esports.