UK based esports organization FNATIC are set to hold 'tryouts' for their competitive Fortnite team at the upcoming E3 convention in Los Angeles.
In an unprecedented move, Fortnite players who believe they possibly have the talent to compete with the very best, will have a chance to prove it in front of the watchful eyes of FNATIC's scouts.
FNATIC are just the latest team to take serious interest in Fortnite esports, following the announcement by developers Epic Games that $100m would be put towards prize pools for tournaments, for the 2018-19 season.
Top esports organizations including Team Envy, Team SoloMid, FaZe Clan and Team Liquid have already recruited players, but FNATIC are taking a different approach.
Having already signed on top Fortnite player Johan "Ettnix" Bengtsson, FNATIC are looking to fill out the rest of their roster from talent at the E3 expo.
The tryouts will be located within DXRacer’s booth [Booth #2513] at the main E3 show, the company behind the world’s best gaming chairs and an official partner of FNATIC.
It’s a first come, first served event where players will have one life in a solo game in a bid to win prizes from FNATIC’s brand new range of Gear products that launched just weeks ago.
Kills will be rewarded more than match wins: 5 kills earns players a mousepad and 10 kills earns players a FNATIC Gear Clutch 2 mouse. Players that deliver the best performance of the day will also be rewarded with a FNATIC Gear Streak Keyboard.
For those players who really impress the scouts and Ettnix himself, FNATIC say they will be looking for players to join the organization and compete under the FNATIC banner.
"As always with FNATIC, we’re looking to recruit the world’s best. By running this experiment at E3, which is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this as an organisation, we are providing fans with the opportunity to showcase their ability on Fortnite and have some fun.
You never know, we may even unearth some hidden talent that could one day compete for FNATIC.”
The tryouts will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at E3, for two hour sessions. The full schedule:
Tuesday 12th June: 5PM -7PM
Wednesday 13th June: 12AM-2PM
Thursday 14th June: 3PM-5PM
Ettnix, currently the captain of the FNATIC Fortnite team and top five player in the world, will of course be there potentially looking for a future teammate.
“For players that live and breathe esports, an opportunity like this is one in a million.
This is their chance to show up and impress when the pressure is on. I might even give a few the chance to play against me!.”
And even if you are unable to prove yourself worthy of a spot on the team, at least there are those incredible prizes to win simply for playing.
As mentioned, it is operated on a first come, first serve basis, so if you are attending E3 and this sounds like an opportunity for you, make sure to head the DXRacer booth [#2513] ASAP on the scheduled days.