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    Epic Games provides $100 million Fortnite eSports prize pool

    The pool will fund Fortnite competitions over the 2018 - 2019 season.
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    Re: Epic Games provides $100 million Fortnite eSports prize pool

    I was going to ask how that could possibly be funded if it were assumed that most Fortnite players are doing so for free, but the mention of in-game purchases generating over that amount just in a single month clearly already answers that.

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    Re: Epic Games provides $100 million Fortnite eSports prize pool

    Valve have made trillions from this, but figures are never mentioned. Just prize money (per competition).

    They managed to make $126 in a month. With the publicity this prize pool, and the resulting draw to watch / play during tournaments, this will absolutely skyrocket.

    This is still $100m for an entire year, they'll make this back (more than one times over) during one competition. The rest is gold

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    Re: Epic Games provides $100 million Fortnite eSports prize pool

    $126 million in just one month from in game purchases! Incredible
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    Re: Epic Games provides $100 million Fortnite eSports prize pool

    No wonder every game company is trying to cram lootboxes wherever they can!

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    Re: Epic Games provides $100 million Fortnite eSports prize pool

    It sounds a lot, but its still a tiny prizepool compared to the main PUBG tournament this summer which has a $2million prize pool. Then again bluehole have a lot more money to chuck about given they charge an up-front fee plus have loot crates. It's a shame (for console gamers & bluehole) that they tied up with Microsoft as if they had launched PUBG on PS4 as well, I'm 100% certain the total playerbase would vastly outnumber fortnites. Guess we will find out when the exclusivity period is up!

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