Published on: 02/02/2023
Streamer Tfue announces $100K Fortnite invitational tournament
Popular Fortnite streamer Turner “Tfue” Tenney has announced the first invitational Fortnite Tournament in 2023 with a $100,000 prize pool.
This tournament is a team-based event that will start on February 7, 2023, featuring 25 teams. Details of the teams invited have yet to be released.
The upcoming tournament will prohibit building in the matches. Building is a key mechanic in Fortnite. It allows players to put together structures like walls, floors and traps quickly. The mechanic helps players build a fort and protect themselves from enemies.
Last year, Fortnite introduced the Zero Build mode, where players can no longer build in the game. It changed the game-playing experience because players must rely on their aim and teamwork to defeat enemies. The Fortnite community generally received a higher level of difficulty well.
Fortnite is among the most famous battle royale games in the esports scene. Over the past years, the game has offered various prized tournaments for its players. Last December, developer Epic Games ran an event with a $1 million grand prize in collaboration with YouTube influencer MrBeast.
Tfue is one of the most popular Fortnite streamers on Twitch. The former FaZe Clan member has more than 11 million followers on the platform. His gaming content is also well-received by Fortnite fans, with more than 100,000 views per stream.
Tfue also participated in Fortnite’s Zero Build tournament last year, teaming up with Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore and Tyler “Scoped” Appleby. They ranked first in the event and brought home $21,000 in rewards.
Fortnite majors in 2023
Last month, Epic announced that Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Global Championship 2023 would take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, toward the end of the year.
The tournament will have a $4 million prize pool, and there will be 75 teams featured in the international event, with each unit consisting of two players.
Leading up to the peak event, Epic will host three major tournaments throughout the year. Each of these tournaments will last for five weeks, with the first starting on Thursday, February 2. The second and third majors will be held in April and July.
In the first three weeks of each major, duos compete in matches to earn placement points. The top 40 teams will head to the grand final to get a share in the $2 million prize pool and the opportunity to go to Copenhagen.
Teams still not qualified for Copenhagen after participating in those three events can get another shot at the Last Chance Major in August. However, there is no monetary incentive for this event.
Epic started to make esports a big part of Fortnite in 2018. That year, the developer invested $100 million in prize money. Since the World Cup 2019, however, things have slowed down for Fortnite’s competitive scene.
The subsequent World Cups were canceled due to the pandemic. Epic only started to bring the in-person events back last year with the FNCS Invitational.
Regardless of the slowdown in the competitive Fortnite, Epic continues to improve the game. In December 2022, Epic published a new update of the game, Chapter 4 Season 2. Fans have praised the game’s significant visual overhaul.
Additionally, Epic collaborated with various parties to enhance the gaming experience for users. On January 31, Epic unveiled the second Dragon Ball Super crossover event on Fortnite, bringing back the Dragon Ball Adventure Island map.
Players can get Son Gohan and Piccolo skins. They can also obtain the Kamehameha attack and Cloud mobility from the item store.