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Epic Games Introduces In-Game Tournaments For Fortnite – The Competitive Scene Is Booming

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In-Game tournaments would now be a thing in Fortnite. After a year of immense success, the folks over at Epic are continuing to roll the mill with new content and ways to play Fortnite. Following a few updates from Season 6, Epic Games has announced that in-game tournaments are coming soon with the next major update.

However, since In-Game Tournaments haven’t been tested intensively, the mode would launch in beta for the moment and would continue to given Epic Games feedback regarding what they should be working on. Epic says that enabling cross-play would be a must to enter the tournament. During the tournament, players would also be assessed for their capabilities and gameplay. While Bluehole may have added a ranking system to PUBG, Epic wants to keep it concealed and would be queueing players and squads based on their eliminations and their wins, which would eventually make up for a number of points. Depending on how Epic Games system managed to assess your skill group, players would be queued according to their skill group, eventually progressing into higher-ranked players with similar points.

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There’s a number of tournaments to join. So far, Epic has revealed three of tournaments being introduced in the latest beta. The three updates coming to Fortnite are dubbed as the Beta Tournament, Alpha Tournament and Friday Night Tournament. Based on the different number of regions, each and every tournament would start at a specific time and date for the mayhem to begin. The schedule commencing Fortnite’s in-game tournament is as follows.

  • Alpha Tournament (Solo)
    • Dates: October 16 – October 21
    • Description: Participate in the first in-game tournament, spanning across several days of daily competition!
  • Beta Tournament (Duo)
    • Dates: October 23 – October 25
    • Description: Grab a friend and take on the world – until you are the last two left.
  • Friday Night Fortnite (Squad)
    • Dates: October 19 – November 30
    • Description: Join your friends every Friday and kick off your weekend with some exciting Squad action.
  • Salty Springs Cup (Solo)
    • Dates: October 27 – October 31
    • Description: One week and three attempts to prove you’re the saltiest that Salty Springs has to offer.
  • Tomato Temple Cup (Duo)
    • Dates: October 28 – November 1
    • Description: Become legends of the Tomato Temple Cup.
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Each and every match counts as players progress through the ladders.

For now, Epic hasn’t planned what the prizes may be. However, Epic Games has planned to add some cheesy prizes for tournament winners in the near future.

Seeing this new massive tournament making its way to Fortnite, there’s no doubt that Epic isn’t done with the E-Sports scene yet and is trying its best to captivate a ton of players to join Fortnite’s competitive scene as it grows over time. And especially given that they’ve finally added 3D Positional Audio, the heat for Fortnite’s competition is about to take the roof.


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