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Myth says esports organizations are “scared” to sign more Fortnite players

Published: 26/Sep/2018 15:17 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 16:23

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite Pro Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani explained why he believes esports teams are hesitant to sign players right now.

Despite a $100 million dollar investment from Epic into Fortnite prize pools earlier in the year, there haven’t been any major announcements about a regular tournament schedule besides the Summer and Fall Skirmish series and the Fortnite World Cup, which are taking place in 2019.

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Myth’s tweet was in response to Frizzable, a player for the Fortnite Pro League, which is unaffiliated with Epic games.

Frizzable wondered why esports organizations were unwilling to sign more Fortnite players when there “is $92,000,000 left to be won THIS YEAR.”

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Lack of a regular tournament structure is is the main reason why esports organizations show an unwillingness to sign more Fortnite players right now according to Myth.

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Since there’s no set schedule, organizations have no incentive to sign a player, put them on salary, and have them “sit on the bench for months with the way comp Fortnite is structured right now.

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Weekly Fall Skirmishes, happening right now, feature a prize pool of $250,000 each week, with the winning team taking home $67,500. The World Cup will feature “community run events, online events, and major competitions all over the world.”

The only Epic-sponsored major Fortnite event since the investment was announced has been the Pro/Am tournament at this year’s E3. It featured a $3 million prize pool made up of charitable donations. The duo of Ninja and DJ/artist MARSHMELLO won the biggest share of the prize to donate to their favoured charities.