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Esports takes the spotlight: Fortnite World Cup

30 July 2019

The inaugural Fortnite World Cup was held in New York this weekend with a record prize pool of $30m up for grabs. 40 million players were whittled down over a 10-week qualifying period, to a total of 100 finalists, 11 of whom were British.

The tournament featured Duos and Solos competitions, and provided a fascinating display of skill from the assembled elite pros, as well as thrills and spills for the fans inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium and millions of spectators worldwide. The Duos competition was won by Nyhrox and Aqua of Cooler Esport, while Bugha took the Solos crown.

Attracting an enormous amount of positive coverage from mainstream media, the success of the tournament is a testament to the growing popularity of esports globally and the huge strides taken towards mainstream interest and engagement. We are excited to see what the remainder of 2019 holds.

Congratulations to all our clients who participated, including Cooler Esport who won the Duos competition, and youngest ever professional Fortnite player, Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson, who came 6th in the Duos and 13th in the Solos.

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