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Fortnite surpasses League of Legends in all-time prize money rankings

Published: 30/Jul/2019 11:26 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 13:04

by Andy Williams


Following the success of the Fortnite World Cup in New York from July 26-28, a shift in the total prize money awarded for esports titles has developed, with the battle royale overtake League of Legends to take 3rd in the all-time list.

The Fortnite World Cup saw pro players from around the world handed in excess of $30 million in prize money.

16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf took home the lion’s share of prize pool as he was crowned the solo’s world champion in emphatic style, with the duos champions Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist Pedersen and David ‘Aqua’ W splitting $3 million between each other.

Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT MediaThousands watched the Fortnite World Cup live from within the stadium

The current total prize money awarded by Fortnite sits at more than $71 million, and is set to continue rising, as Epic Games plan to hand-out $100 million in prize money throughout the course of 2019. 

With the game only emerging onto the scene in 2017, how exactly did Epic Games manage to round the funds to overtake League of Legends — a title which has been a staple title in the esports industry since its release in 2009.

Alongside the revenue made from in-game purchases, it is likely that the financial resources to award the highest cash prize in esports to-date largely pertains to the success of Fortnite on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, surpassing League of Legends as the most-watched game on Twitch in late part of 2018.

Fortnite is often seen at the top of the ‘Popular Games’ category on Twitch

However, as Epic Games’ current worth sits at $15 billion (and rising), the investment of tens of millions of dollars back into the players that helped expand the popular battle royale to what it is today almost seems like pocket change. 

 Indeed, the phrase ‘money talks’ springs to mind, as the Fortnite World Cup smashed previous esports viewership records; attracting over 2 million concurrent viewers across all platforms.

As the first Season 10 teaser sees the return of Dusty Depot, it’s humbling to see that the developers haven’t forgotten their roots amid the whirlwind of success that Fortnite has seen in the past two years.

Season 10 is set to start on August 1, and fans are looking forward to another exciting season of new content.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.