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
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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

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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.

OpTic CouRage

FeLo

Nadeshot

SirScoots

Crimsix

Adam Apicella

KEEMSTAR

NBK

FaZe Attach

Brice

OpTic Octane

ACHES

KOSDFF


H3CZ

NAMELESS

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Baby Yoda coming in Fortnite Season 5, Mandalorian Star Wars theme leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:58

by David Purcell

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Huge Fortnite Season 5 leaks have revealed the next major update will be a crossover with Star Wars and The Mandalorian, featuring Baby Yoda. 

The update is expected to land at the end of November, with Epic Games continuing their relationship with Disney. Previous seasons have been all about Marvel, and following on from the success of The Mandalorian Season 2, it looks like the game is set to strike while the iron is hot on the hype.

On November 24, within the week the patch is expected to roll out, leakers ShiinaBR and others are reporting the crossover is imminent.

First of all, the dataminer tweeted: “So the next Battle Pass is Star Wars themed?? Both the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda will be a part of it!”

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass leaked: Star Wars & Mandalorian

This very quickly caught the attention of fans, before later posting a leaked image of the Battle Pass advertising.

As seen below, there is an image of Fortnite skins – spearheaded by the Mandalorian – and to his side you can see little Baby Yoda, which will presumably be a Back Bling in the next major update.

Not only that, but one leaker has suggested there will also be a crew monthly subscription as part of Season 5. Based on the leaked image, it looks as if V-Bucks and the Battle Pass will be integrated into that, though we await official confirmation on that front.

More to follow…