Fortnite To Feature At IEM Katowice With $500,000 Prize Pool

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Epic Games and ESL are partnering to bring a $600,000 Fortnite tournament featuring some of the biggest names in the game to IEM Katowice.

With a prize pool of $500,000 up for grabs, the tournament will be a duos format where the best players and top influencers fight out for the lions share of the prize pool on 1st – 3rd March.

As well as this there will be a Polish version of the event with its own $100,000 prize pool, with only the top Polish players and influencers competing.

IEM Katowice is best known for CS:GO tournaments and for the first time will feature competitive Fortnite, a major milestone in the development of Fortnite esports.

Fans attending the event live will also be able to compete for cash and prizes on the 100 PC’s and 100 PS4’s provided in the 2,500 m² area at the Expo.

For those not attending in person, the event will of course be streamed online.

“ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and Epic Games today announced that they are joining forces to bring the game that took the world by storm to ESL’s flagship event. Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice Expo 2019 will host the first-ever ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite across two weekends presenting 200 of the world’s best Fortnite players and influencers.”

Esports Manager at Epic Games, Rob Hodson, said: “Fortnite is a global game, and there are amazing, passionate players all around the globe. Partnering with ESL in Katowice gives us the chance to showcase some of these incredible international competitors.”

Confirmed players at ESL Katowice Royale

  • Tfue / Cloak
  • Vivid / Poach
  • 72hrs / Chap
  • Nate Hill / FunkBomb
  • 7ssk7 / Jamside
  • Bizzle / Dmo
  • Boyerxd / Crippa
  • Dementos / Fwexy
  • Hoopek / Sk1x
  • Issa / Kamo
  • Kinstaar / Hunter
  • Magin / Juganza
  • Mirwana / Inclyde
  • Mitr0 / Khuna
  • Motor / ErycTriceps
  • RazZzero0o / x8
  • Saf / Zayt
  • Sak0ner / Skram
  • Skite / Vato
  • Taiovsky / Nero
  • Teeqzy / Mushway
  • TheVic / Blaxou
  • ZexRow / Vinny1x

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