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TSM Fortnite pro wins $100,000 ESL Katowice Royale Solos tournament - recap, highlights, final placements

by Albert Petrosyan

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The first half of the ESL Katowice Royale Fortnite event has come to a close with Team SoloMid pro player Vinny 'Vinny1x' Gilgan taking home first place.

Vinny's 319 points were good enough to secure the top spot on the leaderboard, just three points higher than the 316 that Team Atlantis' Max 'Magin' Merrien got to earn second.

The top three was rounded off by Team Solary superstar Huynh 'Kinstaar' Duong Huynh, who finished with 269 points. 

If you are not familiar with the format used at ESL Katowice Royale, make sure to brush up on the scoring system below before continuing on with the rest of the recap. 

Total Matches: 7
Each Elimination
: 5 Points

Victory Royale: 65 Points
2nd Place: 58 Points
3rd Place: 56 Points
4th Place: 54 Points
5th Place: 52 Points

. . .

50th Place: 1 Point

Having just won the Solos tournament at the Secret Skirmish, it came no surprise that Ghost Gaming's Bizzle snatched the Victory Royale in the first match of the day.

However, that was not good enough to grab the top spot, as LeStream Esport pro player Skite grabbed an early lead with an impressive 93 points.

Kinstaar's bid to eventually finish third was spurred on by his tremendous Victory Royale in game two, which helped him grab first place with 141 points. 

Bizzle held onto second place after the second match, with round one leader Skite dropping down all the way to sixth. 

The third match saw GamersOrigin pro Julez grab the Victory Royale to grab second place, but Kinstaar's impressive display of eliminations and placement helped him retain the top spot with 163 points. 

Things began to get serious as the halfway mark of the tournament was passed, and it was at this point when eventual champion Vinny1x put on an impressive showing to bring his points total to 201, good for first place.

He did not get the Victory Royale in match four, however, as the game was won by South Korean pro player AimHero_o, who also had four eliminations.

Match five saw Bizzle put on an impressive showing to climb to the top spot at 233 points. With the Victory Royale having gone to pro player Skram, there was a massive shakeup at the top of the leaderboard that saw a lot of new names in the top five. 

With the tournament having very much reached its business end, Magin and Vinny1x did just enough to solidify their presence in the top three, while the Victory Royale itself went to LeStream pro TheVic.

With still all to play for in the seventh and final match, Team Sentinel's Animal grabbed the Victory Royale to secure his position in the top 10, while Kinstaar outperformed Bizzle just enough to replace him as the final player in the top three. 

With the Solos tournament now having reached its end, here are the full final standings, including total points earned and prize claim. 

Placement Player Name Points Prize
1. Vinny1x 319 points $20,000
2. Atlantis Magin 316 points $16,000
3. Solary Kinstaar 269 points $12,000
4. Ghost Bizzle 255 points $8,000
5. LeStream Skite 248 points $6,000
6. SEN Animal 244 points $6,000
7. NRG Zayt 244 points $4,000
8. Skram 237 points $4,000
9. INTZ Histtory 224 points $4,000
10. Forward Ares 223 points $4,000
11. itemm 223 points $2,000
12. LeStream TheVic 220 points $2,000
13. LeStream Blaxou 219 points $2,000
14. DV1 Hoopek 208 points $2,000
15. AGO Zeek 205 points $2,000
16. Atlantis Mitr0 205 points $2,000
17. Faze FunkBomb 205 points $1,000
18. Beehive 205 points $1,000
19. Liquid Vivid 196 points $1,000
20. LeStream Vato 185 points $1,000
21. Fnatic Motor 185 points
22. TSM ZexRow 185 points
23. Liquid 72HRS 180 points
24. LDLC Seth 179 points
25. SinOoh 179 points
26. GO JuleZ 178 points
27. Ghost Kamo 178 points
28. CP JarkoS 177 points
29. LDLC Madzen 175 points
30. Domentos 165 points
31. Villex 160 points
32. Alliance Tommo 157 points
33. RNG x2 Jordan 157 points
34. G2 RazZzero0o 155 points
35. WE_Zero7_CN 155 points
36. Ghost Aydan 154 points
37. smeef 152 points
38. VP Jamside 150 points
39. Svennoss 149 points
40. Bloodx 145 points
41. Ghost DMO 142 points
42. Ghost Issa 141 points
43. E11 Boyerxd 138 points
44. Solary Nikof 137 points
45. Zyppaan 136 points
46. E11 Tschinken 130 points
47. TOP Aimhero_o 129 points
48. AGO Povity 126 points
49. Tuckz 121 points
50. K1nzell 120 points
51. Pr0vokd 115 points
52. Faze Nate 111 points
53. G2 x8 111 points
54. Fwexy 109 points
55. Secret Milan 107 points
56. Forward Noward 106 points
57. Navi Alpha 99 points
58. TOP FaxFox 99 points
59. Solary Airwaks 99 points
60. Unique Mirwana 98 points
61. GO M11Z 96 points
62. RNG x2 Jesse 95 points
63. Navi Bowman 92 points
64. DV1 Nero 88 points
65. Ghost Saf 85 points
66. Giants xlsma 80 points
67. SEN Aspect 77 points
68. Prism Teeqzy 77 points
69. E11 Crippa 74 points
70. CR Crazy Llama 74 points
71. Liquid Chaplo 74 points
72. Meta Envy 73 points
73. Heretics Ryux 71 points
74. Solary Hunter 71 points
75. VP 7ssk7 69 points
76. DV1 Sk1x 66 points
77. Andeeza 64 points
78. Atlantis kejseR 64 points
79. Vitality Keolys 63 points
80. Coffeh 63 points
81. Fnatic Jarl 62 points
82. E11 Stompy 53 points
83. Windwalker 52 points
84. WE_Lil Jay_CN 51 points
85. Unique Inclyde 48 points
86. Liquid Poach 39 points
87. TSM Cloud 39 points
88. Sak0ner 39 points
89. DV1 Taiovrsky 35 points
90. Atlantis Khuna 34 points
91. Vitality Maxalibur 27 points
92. TSM Myth 25 points
93. MarkiLokuras 19 points
94. INTZ Faah 15 points
95. Giants LOLiTO 10 points
96. Prism Mushway 10 points
97. Fnatic Eryc 5 points
98. Fnatic Pow3r 5 points
99. CR RizArt 2 points
100. Viallinen 0 points

Just a reminder that this was the first of two tournaments to be played at ESL Katowice Royale, with a $400,000 Duos tournament still to come on March 2-3. For more information about that tournament, including confirmed duos, format, prize breakdown, and more, visit out ESL Katowice Royale hub.

Make sure to also follow us on Twitter @Dexerto as we will be providing coverage of the event as it takes place, with a full recap to follow its conclusion.