Fortnite at IEM Katowice: Tfue, Vivid, Cloak headline $600,000 ESL Katowice Royale - Dexerto
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Fortnite at IEM Katowice: Tfue, Vivid, Cloak headline $600,000 ESL Katowice Royale

Published: 24/Jan/2019 14:59 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 15:16

by Calum Patterson

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Epic Games is partnering with ESL, one of the world’s biggest esports event organizers, to host a $600,000 Fortnite tournament, featuring some of the biggest names in the game.

The likes of FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, Team Liquid’s Noah ‘Vivid’ Wright and Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo have already been confirmed, with more to be announced.

The tournament will be a duos event, with a total of $500,000 up for grabs in prizing, which will played for between the best players and top influencers, on March 1 – 3.

There will also be a separate Polish Edition of the event with its own $100,000 prize pool, with only the top Polish players and influencers competing.

IEM Katowice is ESL’s ‘flagship’ event, best known for its prestigious CS:GO tournaments, with the first CS:GO Major of 2019 being held at the ICC in Poland’s scenic city of Katowice.

For the first time, competitive Fortnite will make its appearance at an IEM event, a major milestone in the development of Fortnite esports.

ESL / Helena KristianssonThe ICC in Katowice is a famed esports venue.

Fans attending the event live will also be able to compete for cash and material prizes on the 100 PC’s and 100 PS4’s provided in the 2,500 m² area at the Expo.

For those not attending in person, the event will of course be streamed online “across various live broadcasts”.

“ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and Epic Games today announced that they are joining forces to bring the game that took the world by storm to ESL’s flagship event. Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice Expo 2019 will host the first-ever ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite across two weekends presenting 200 of the world’s best Fortnite players and influencers.”

Esports Manager at Epic Games, Rob Hodson, said: “Fortnite is a global game, and there are amazing, passionate players all around the globe. Partnering with ESL in Katowice gives us the chance to showcase some of these incredible international competitors.”

Confirmed players at ESL Katowice Royale

  • Tfue / Cloak
  • Vivid / Poach
  • 72hrs / Chap
  • Nate Hill / FunkBomb
  • 7ssk7 / Jamside
  • Bizzle / Dmo
  • Boyerxd / Crippa
  • Dementos / Fwexy
  • Hoopek / Sk1x
  • Issa / Kamo
  • Kinstaar / Hunter
  • Magin / Juganza
  • Mirwana / Inclyde
  • Mitr0 / Khuna
  • Motor / ErycTriceps
  • RazZzero0o / x8
  • Saf / Zayt
  • Sak0ner / Skram
  • Skite / Vato
  • Taiovsky / Nero
  • Teeqzy / Mushway
  • TheVic / Blaxou
  • ZexRow / Vinny1x
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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter

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The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
Epic Games
Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.