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Epic Games Talks About The Future Of Esports For Fortnite

Fortnite’s first year of competition ended with the World Cup in New York, but the developer has published more details about the future of the title.

Starting on August 17, Epic will host the Champion Series, a new online tournament circuit designed to replace its seasonal model with the one it experienced from last summer.

The Champion Series will be held over five weeks with weekend tournaments, culminating in a three-day championship tournament starting September 21 that will crown the season winners of each region of the world. The initial mode will be trios, a team structure never seen before for official Fortnite tournaments.

We still don’t have a total of prizes, but Epic says that “each event will have an independent prize,” and that “it all adds up to millions of dollars in prizes awarded during the first Fortnite Champion Series.”

Epic seems to focus its efforts now on a simpler configuration, and that is resulting in the Champion Series.

“This series of tournaments in the game will have a persistent leaderboard where players can track their progress to become the season champion in each of the server regions,” says Epic .

The studio will also organize individual one-day tournaments with cash prizes on Wednesdays and Thursdays of every week. Trio cups is starting August 23.

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