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New data reveals how much Fortnite viewership on Twitch has declined in recent months

Published: 29/Oct/2018 17:24 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 17:25

by Ross Deason

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New reports about Fortnite’s viewership on Twitch suggest that the game that has dominated all competition in 2018 is beginning to lose its stranglehold on the top spot.

According to new data that was released my StreamElements, released just before TwitchCon 2018 got underway, Twitch viewership for Fortnite peaked in July and has been on a slow but steady decline ever since.

Before you start writing up you obituary for the Epic Games title, it’s worth noting that, while viewership has declined somewhat, Fortnite is still comfortably ahead of virtually every other game on the streaming platform owned by Amazon.

However, the data does show that viewership in September was the lowest that it has been since February and around 30% lower than it was in July, dropping from the dizzying heights of 151.9 million hours watched to 105.8 million last month (a number that would still be record breaking for just about every other game).

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Fortnite viewership hours skyrocketed from 65.5 million in February to 118.6 million in March – the same month that Ninja smashed the concurrent viewership record for a solo streamer while playing with Drake.

The game has remained untouchable ever since but interest seems to be shifting, especially with the release of new games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Blackout. Blackout’s incredibly popular beta took place in September, which might explain some of Fortnite’s dip in viewership for the month.

With ongoing competitions like the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series, it’s still surprising to see such a drop-off and, as StreamElements suggests, this could be an ‘early warning sign’ of things to come.

StreamElements’ data concurs with recent findings from Thinknum that showed the average daily viewer count had dropped from 305,000 in July to 182,000 in October, even dipping below 90,000 at times in late September.

Whether this is a worrying sign for Epic Games and the Fortnite team is uncertain, but it definitely shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the game is dying – we’re willing to bet that Fortnite will be on top, or very near to the top, of the Twitch charts for quite some time.

You can read the full report from StreamElements here.

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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.