Incredible Esports Concept Skins for Season 4 of Fortnite - OpTic, Luminosity, FaZe, and More! - Dexerto
Esports

Incredible Esports Concept Skins for Season 4 of Fortnite – OpTic, Luminosity, FaZe, and More!

Published: 7/May/2018 18:30 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Albert Petrosyan

Share


Recent months have seen Fortnite: Battle Royale experience booming success to become one of the most popular games in recent memory.

The game has taken elements of other popular BR titles such as H1Z1 and PUBG and combined them with unique building mechanics and a stunning animated visual.

Advertisement

With those two BR games having their own competitive scene, there is no doubt that Fortnite too will soon have its own niche in esports.

Currently, due to the lack of publicly available custom servers, the game’s competitive scene is limited to online tournaments.

Advertisement

However, the anticipation of Fortnite enterting in esports is high, and prominent organizations like FaZe Clan and Team SoloMid have signed some of the world’s top players well in advance. 

Once a professional circuit does get established, there will be questions as to how things will work, like rule-sets and presentations, among other things. 

Designers have already taken initiative on producing themed outfit and weapon skin concepts for esports organizations using cosmetic items from Season 4 of Fortnite.

Advertisement

Concept customization screen

 

One such designer is Calvin ‘T0XIN’ Boyer, a creative artist for The Rise Nation esports organization. He has take the time to design a variety of skin concepts for numerous, well-known esports organizations. 

While each org’s outfits and weapon skins wouldn’t have to look the same, having a themed range of cosmetic items for teams to wear in matches would make for an awesome, competitive atmosphere. 

Furthermore, Fortnite would also stand to make huge financial gains from this as these items would more than likely be made available for fans of teams to purchase and proudly display in-game.

Advertisement

 

OpTic Gaming
Luminosity Gaming
FaZe Clan
Team SoloMid (TSM)
Splyce

CS:GO

HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

Share


Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

Advertisement

The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

Advertisement

Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

Advertisement

“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

Advertisement
HenryG casting CS:GO at DreamHack event
DreamHack
HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

Advertisement