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Fortnite Battle Royale • Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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. 

PlacementPlayer NamePointsPrize
1.Vinny1x319 points$20,000
2.Atlantis Magin316 points$16,000
3.Solary Kinstaar269 points$12,000
4.Ghost Bizzle255 points$8,000
5.LeStream Skite248 points$6,000
6.SEN Animal244 points$6,000
7.NRG Zayt244 points$4,000
8.Skram237 points$4,000
9.INTZ Histtory224 points$4,000
10.Forward Ares223 points$4,000
11.itemm223 points$2,000
12.LeStream TheVic220 points$2,000
13.LeStream Blaxou219 points$2,000
14.DV1 Hoopek208 points$2,000
15.AGO Zeek205 points$2,000
16.Atlantis Mitr0205 points$2,000
17.Faze FunkBomb205 points$1,000
18.Beehive205 points$1,000
19.Liquid Vivid196 points$1,000
20.LeStream Vato185 points$1,000
21.Fnatic Motor185 points
22.TSM ZexRow185 points
23.Liquid 72HRS180 points
24.LDLC Seth179 points
25.SinOoh179 points
26.GO JuleZ178 points
27.Ghost Kamo178 points
28.CP JarkoS177 points
29.LDLC Madzen175 points
30.Domentos165 points
31.Villex160 points
32.Alliance Tommo157 points
33.RNG x2 Jordan157 points
34.G2 RazZzero0o155 points
35.WE_Zero7_CN155 points
36.Ghost Aydan154 points
37.smeef152 points
38.VP Jamside150 points
39.Svennoss149 points
40.Bloodx145 points
41.Ghost DMO142 points
42.Ghost Issa141 points
43.E11 Boyerxd138 points
44.Solary Nikof137 points
45.Zyppaan136 points
46.E11 Tschinken130 points
47.TOP Aimhero_o129 points
48.AGO Povity126 points
49.Tuckz121 points
50.K1nzell120 points
51.Pr0vokd115 points
52.Faze Nate111 points
53.G2 x8111 points
54.Fwexy109 points
55.Secret Milan107 points
56.Forward Noward106 points
57.Navi Alpha99 points
58.TOP FaxFox99 points
59.Solary Airwaks99 points
60.Unique Mirwana98 points
61.GO M11Z96 points
62.RNG x2 Jesse95 points
63.Navi Bowman92 points
64.DV1 Nero88 points
65.Ghost Saf85 points
66.Giants xlsma80 points
67.SEN Aspect77 points
68.Prism Teeqzy77 points
69.E11 Crippa74 points
70.CR Crazy Llama74 points
71.Liquid Chaplo74 points
72.Meta Envy73 points
73.Heretics Ryux71 points
74.Solary Hunter71 points
75.VP 7ssk769 points
76.DV1 Sk1x66 points
77.Andeeza64 points
78.Atlantis kejseR64 points
79.Vitality Keolys63 points
80.Coffeh63 points
81.Fnatic Jarl62 points
82.E11 Stompy53 points
83.Windwalker52 points
84.WE_Lil Jay_CN51 points
85.Unique Inclyde48 points
86.Liquid Poach39 points
87.TSM Cloud39 points
88.Sak0ner39 points
89.DV1 Taiovrsky35 points
90.Atlantis Khuna34 points
91.Vitality Maxalibur27 points
92.TSM Myth25 points
93.MarkiLokuras19 points
94.INTZ Faah15 points
95.Giants LOLiTO10 points
96.Prism Mushway10 points
97.Fnatic Eryc5 points
98.Fnatic Pow3r5 points
99.CR RizArt2 points
100.Viallinen0 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.