The third major Fortnite Battle Royale tournament of the year is finally here as the community turns its attention to the IEM Katowice esports event in Poland.
Featuring many of the biggest names of the battle royale community, the ESL Katowice Royale is the first-ever Fortnite tournament held in the long and illustrious history of esports competition of Katowice.
The $500,000 event is divided into two main competitions - a Solos tournament worth $100,000, and a Duos event for the remaining $400,000.
When is the ESL Katowice Royale?
The $100,000 international Solos tournament took place on March 1 starting at 5:20 AM PT / 8:20 AM ET / 13:20 GMT/ 14:20 CET.
UPDATE - The Solos tournament has now already been played - full recap, highlights, and final standings.
The $400,000 Duos event will be played March 2-3, with each day's matches kicking off at 5:30 AM PT / 8:30 AM ET / 14:30 CET and 13:30 GMT.
Who will be playing at the ESL Katowice Royale?
The $500,000 international tournaments at ESL Katowice Royale features a star-studded collection of competitors, including the likes of Team Liquid's Thomas '72hrs' Mulligan and Ryan 'Chap' Chaplo, Ghost Gaming's Timothy 'Bizzle' Miller and Dylan 'Dmo' Moore, 100 Thieves' NICKMERCS, as well as many other popular pro players.
The full list of all of the players and Duos can be seen by clicking on the link below:
How can I watch the ESL Katowice Royale?
The ESL Katowice Royale is being streamed on all of the official Fortnite channels, and we've included their Twitch channel below for your convenience.
The event's official website is also offering a live leaderboard that gets updated regularly throughout the tournament.
What is the format of the ESL Katowice Royale?
The Solos tournament was composed of seven separate matches in which the competitors tried to score as many points as they could based on in-game placement and eliminations.
What is the prize breakdown at ESL Katowice Royale?
The $100,000 prize pool of the Solos tournament was split among the top 20 finishers, with the first place winner getting $20,000.
7 -10th: $4,000
As for the $400,000 Duos tournament, the prize money there will be also be split between the top 20 teams, although the first place finishing team here gets $80,000.
7 -10th: $16,000