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Fortnite Battle Royale • Mar 01, 2019

Fortnite ESL Katowice Royale will enforce weird rule about skins

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Fortnite ESL Katowice Royale will enforce weird rule about skins
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Fortnite’s ESL Katowice Royale tournament is set to get underway in Katowice, Poland, but one rule has left pro players confused.

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Some of the best Fortnite players in the world have descended on Katowice for their shot at the hefty $500,000 prize pool - which is split into solo and duo events.  

However, a number of pros have been left puzzled by a small rule in the ruleset that won’t allow them to dress how they want - but instead, however the game decides.

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Players won't know which skins they'll be using thanks to the small rule

LeStream Esport’s Swiss professional player Pierre ‘Vato’ Mesey revealed on Twitter that the players will have to play with the random skins option set in-game, instead of using their preferred look.

A rough translation of Vato's tweet says: "We have to play with random skins. Ouch." While the rule may seem tiny and not really needed, it could allow some teams to avoid being hunted down based solely on what skin they would usually use. 

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While Vato and his fellow pros might not be able to look just how they want in-game, there is still a hefty prize pool and the glory of winning a major tournament at stake. 

You can follow the event, which runs until March 3, with our handy tournament hub that breaks down everything you need to know about the format for games, the points system, event schedule and just how to watch your favorite players in action.