The Gaming Community Reacts to Fortnite: Battle Royale Receiving a $100 Million Prize Pool for Esports Between 2018 and 2019 - Nadeshot, H3CZ, KEEMSTAR, and More! - Dexerto

The Gaming Community Reacts to Fortnite: Battle Royale Receiving a $100 Million Prize Pool for Esports Between 2018 and 2019 – Nadeshot, H3CZ, KEEMSTAR, and More!

Published: 21/May/2018 16:24 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:50

by DG Goldstein


The gaming community went into a frenzy following the announcement by Epic Games that Fortnite: Battle Royale will have a $100 million prize pool between 2018 and 2019 for esports competition.

In a shocking reveal, Epic Games announced on May 21st that Fortnite: Battle Royale will receive a $100 million prize pool between 2018 and 2019 for various esports tournaments and competitions.

A sanctioned tournament has still yet to be held for the Battle Royale game since its release in 2017, with the genre as a whole still being relatively new when it comes to esports due to the ‘randomness’ of loot and other in-game aspects.

Although many thought that the announcement included some sort of typo, it later settled in that the title will actually include such a massive sum of money, leading to a number of different reactions from gaming community members across the board.

Whether it is someone in complete and utter disbelief or a professional esports competitor joking about changing titles, some of the best community reactions can be viewed below.

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When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.