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How to compete in Fortnite’s $1 million Winter Royale open competition

Published: 20/Nov/2018 15:25

by Calum Patterson

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For the first time, competitive Fortnite players will be able to compete for a major prize pool without an invitation, as the Winter Royale is the game’s first open competition – and boasts a $1 million prize pool.

Unlike the Summer and Fall ‘Skirmish’ events, the Winter Royale is not an invitational that only a select (and very lucky) few can participate in.

Epic Games has been keen to keep inclusivity at the top of their priorities for Fortnite esports, and having their first open competition is a big step in the right direction, giving opportunity to lesser known players.

Following the release of online, in-game tournaments for Fortnite in October, the time has finally come for a more meaningful and prestigious competition, with big prize money on the line.

The Winter Royale will be the online tournament system used to decide participants in the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. Later in November, there will be a ‘test event’ that will trial the World Cup qualification process.

Split over two parts – the Winter Royale Qualifiers and the Winter Royale Finals – the Winter Royale have a total of $1 million up for grabs, although Epic hasn’t revealed the specific prize breakdowns.

Winter Royale Schedule

  • WINTER ROYALE QUALIFIER (OPEN): 11/24/2018 – 11/25/2018

  • EUROPE WINTER ROYALE FINALS: 11/30/2018 – 12/1/2018

  • NORTH AMERICA WINTER ROYALE FINALS: 12/11/2018 – 12/12/2018


$1,000,000 WINTER ROYALE OPEN FORTNITE COMPETITION

The Online Tournament system will be used next year to determine participants in the Fortnite World Cup. Starting later this month, we will hold a test event that will emulate the World Cup Qualification process. This will help us gather valuable learnings to better prepare for the process next year. 

The test events will consist of two parts, the Winter Royale Qualifiers and the Winter Royale Finals, which will have a total of $1,000,000 in prizes up for grabs. 

There will be several chances for anyone to try and get a high score during the Winter Royale Qualifier days. The highest score you achieve during any event session will be the one that counts, so be sure to give it your all! As part of our ongoing competitive tests to prepare for the Fortnite World Cup, Winter Royale will use the same game settings as the currently available Pop-Up Cup.

The top performers in each region for NA and EU will be verified, and those players found eligible will be invited to participate in the Winter Royale Finals for their region. While this tournament will be restricted to NA and EU, we’re planning on holding other region-specific tournaments in additional regions in the near future.


Source: Epic Games

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TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
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TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.