Fortnite has already established itself as one of the biggest esports titles in the industry. Generally, for games to become an esports title, they need a year or two in the market with a massive player base. Esports titles are generally around for years. There are several reasons for this. First of all, games need a lot of time to be mastered. Games like CS:GO, that have been around for years, continue to bring in rising talent that showcases new techniques.
Additionally, the game needs to reach a popularity level that can produce several hundred Pro players. We all remember when we used to say that Ninja is the best player in the world. However today we all know that there are many great players that are just as good as Ninja. Fortnite entered into this phase with the Winter Royale last year. The tournament had one major flaw, the changing of the season in the middle of the tournament. This created a major problem in the tournament.
Fortnite Winter Royale 2019
Epic Games announced that they will be hosting the Winter Royale this year as well. However, it will be a duos event. This will make things interesting. As well, the prize pool in this Winter Royale is much bigger with $5 million dollars each day. There are 3 tournaments and 3 days so that makes it a $15 million dollar tournament, well it is a major money pool for any game. Considering PUBG was able to offer 6 million dollars in its tournament. Of course, Epic Games will not be able to make the same mistake as the last year because Fortnite Chapter 2 got an extension. Fortnite Winter Royale tournament will feature some of the biggest names of the Fortnite world. We are expecting players like Mongraal, Benjyfishy, MrSavage and most probably Bugha. We might see Ninja as well since after the Fortnite World Cup, he promised to give more focus towards esports.
Winter Royale 2019 Duos Tournament is coming Dec 20-22!
Find a partner and get ready for three days of action featuring a different scoring format and $5M prize pool each day. More details and rules coming soon. pic.twitter.com/PjnweP7VTZ
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) December 5, 2019
However, even though there are many questions about this year’s Winter Royale. Maybe the biggest question is; will there be changes to the map prior to the tournament. Last year we had this problem in the middle of the tournament. This year this won’t happen in the middle of it, but there are still some changes expected in the Fortnite Map according to to leakers. Also, most of the major duo partners are not together anymore. We have seen some major names looking for teammates. However is there enough time to do scrims? We are not sure because Fortnite Winter Royale 2019 is taking place on December 20-22, 2019.
Duo Winter Royale is official.
Lookin’ for a teammate! 😃 pic.twitter.com/T6qTnqnbaA
— Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) December 5, 2019