MTG’s Turtle Entertainment, the operator of the eSports company ESL, and Epic Games have announced that their first international Fortnite competition will take place at IEM Katowice Expo 2019. ‘ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite’ will span two weekends feature prominent Fortnite influencers.
The first of its kind tournament will be split into two weekends – a Polish and an International edition of the battle royale. On 23-24 February, the best Polish players will compete for a $100,000 prize pool; and on 1-3 March, 100 of the world’s best Fortnite players and influencers will battle for a $500,000 prize pool.
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President & CEO, commented: “The partnership between ESL and Epic Games sees the two leaders in the gaming industry creating a battle royale competition like no other. ESL is bringing its 20-year experience in organising professional tournaments and engaging fans to host a branded event for one of the world’s most played games. The upcoming competition offers the best of competitive gaming at an iconic venue and marks a strong start to 2019.”