THE OVERWATCH LEAGUETM AND TWITTER ANNOUNCE MULTIYEAR CONTENT DEAL

Collaboration includes Overwatch League 2019 season highlight clips

IRVINE, Calif.—Aug. 23, 2018—The Overwatch LeagueTM and Twitter today announced a new multiyear deal to bring highlights and livestream content to the platform, continuing with the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend, happening Aug. 25–26 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The collaboration breaks new ground in creative programming and video-on-demand content.Overwatch League All-Star Weekend

With the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend taking place this Saturday and Sunday, Twitter is making it easier than ever for fans to join in the conversation. Overwatch League will provide near real-time video highlights to Twitter, including the most exciting moments of the Pacific Division and Atlantic Division All-Star matchups.

Live Weekly Show

Starting in Overwatch League’s 2019 season, Watchpoint, a weekly preview show covering upcoming Overwatch League matches, will be streamed live on Twitter via @overwatchleague. Watchpoint provides fans with stats, match predictions, analysis, and more.

Highlight Clips

Twitter will drive Overwatch League’s distribution of near real-time highlight clips from every match of the Overwatch League regular season, playoffs, Grand Finals, and All-Star Weekend.

“From the inception of the Overwatch League, the community on Twitter has always been one of our most passionate and engaged,” said Daniel Cherry, vice president and chief marketing officer for Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. “That’s why we are particularly excited to announce this collaboration, beginning with the Overwatch League’s All Star-Weekend.”

“Twitter is where Overwatch League conversations happen and we’re thrilled to bring more content to the platform for several years,” said Rishi Chadha, head of gaming partnerships at Twitter. “Overwatch League is one of the most Tweeted-about esports leagues on the platform, and this partnership will bolster that conversation.”

Gfinity and Domino’s Enter Multi-Year Strategic Partnership

Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a world leading esports solutions provider, today announces a multi-season agreement with Domino’s to become Presenting Partner of the Gfinity Challenger and Elite Series UK. The significant investment into the Gfinity Challenger and Elite Series UK enables Domino’s to connect and engage within one of the fastest-growing entertainment sectors and target the young adult demographic that consumes gaming and esports content daily via digital platforms.

The partnership, which runs until December 2020, represents the biggest commercial deal in the Company’s history and is further evidence of the world’s leading brands being attracted to both esports and Gfinity, with previous partners including Unilever (Lynx), HP Omen and Turtle Beach.

The agreement secures Domino’s exclusivity within the quick service restaurant sector and an in-show presence throughout the 80 hours of live FIFA, Rocket League and Street Fighter V broadcasts. In addition, Domino’s will receive bespoke content, broadcast and digital assets, player shirt sleeve branding, social media activations, customer relationship management, ticketing and hospitality. Domino’s will also use its extensive channels to promote both the Gfinity Challenger and Elite Series UK plus the player stories that emerge and share them with its loyal consumer base.

TURTLE BEACH SIGNS ESPORTS PARTNERSHIP WITH MANCHESTER CITY

Leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), today announced another significant partnership as the official esports and gaming headset partner for Manchester City eSports. The new partnership will see all Manchester City pro players using Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro line of professional gaming audio equipment, as well as other Turtle Beach gear and accessories. Manchester City currently fields two top-tier competitive players in EA SPORTS FIFA 18.
As well as achieving success on the pitch, Manchester City has also been investing resources in dominating the virtual game by signing prolific EA SPORTS FIFA pro players Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen, and more recently Kai ‘Deto’ Wollin – the reigning PS4™ world champion.

“As the leading brand in gaming audio we’re thrilled to team-up with the Premier League Champions. No matter what the game, competitive play is about total immersion, and that is what the Manchester City players can expect from our Elite Pro series,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Manchester City is a truly global brand and while their esports endeavors are just beginning, we’re ready to embark on the journey with them to help achieve even more success, both on the virtual pitch and off.”

Gfinity Appoints Graham Wallace as Global Chief Operating Officer

Gfinity strengthens Leadership Team to drive the next chapter of growth

Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a world leading esports solutions provider, announces the appointment of experienced sports and media executive Graham Wallace to the Board of Directors and to the newly created role of Global Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. Graham will work alongside recently appointed Executive Chairman, Garry Cook, with responsibility for managing Gfinity’s global business operations as the Company focuses on delivery of its strategy and growth targets.

In a highly successful career spanning over twenty five years, Graham Wallace, a Chartered Accountant, has held senior executive positions with leading sports and entertainment companies including Viacom Inc, MTV Networks Europe and IMG Media. He was Chief Financial Officer and latterly Chief Operating Officer at Manchester City FC where he led the business transformation programme between 2009 and 2013. He then joined Rangers FC as Chief Executive where he helped to lead the rebuilding of the club following its exit from administration. Recently Graham has worked with several leading investment groups advising on strategic, operational and financial matters in a range of sports and media properties.

Garry Cook, Executive Chairman, said: 
“On behalf of the Board I would like to welcome Graham to Gfinity. His leadership and operational skills, combined with extensive knowledge of the media, sports and entertainment sectors will be invaluable as we begin to write the next chapter of the Gfinity story.  

The esports industry is expected to grow to $1.65 billion globally by 2021. With a clear strategy and an experienced leadership team now in place, Gfinity will be able to take full advantage of this growth and build upon its position as a world leader in the esports community.”

WorldGaming Network to Host World Electronic Sports Games

WorldGaming Network to Host World Electronic Sports Games Qualifiers & Finals for the U.S. and Canada

The global tournament from Alisports and WorldGaming Network is the world’s only Olympic-style esports competition

Teams and players will compete to represent their countries at the WESG Grand Finals

Toronto, ON | June 29, 2018 – The world’s only Olympic-style esports tournament has officially arrived. WorldGaming Network today announced that it has been named the Official Tournament Operator for the United States and Canada (two separate qualifying events) qualifiers for the 2018-2019 World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), in partnership with Alisports, a division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

The Olympic-style games will last over seven months and involve more than 65,000 players from over 190 countries. Those players will compete for one of the largest prize pools yet – $5.5 million. Competition will span across six games: DOTA2Starcraft IICounterStrike: Global OffensiveHearthstoneVainGlory and Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).

As Official Tournament Operator, WorldGaming Network will host the national WESG events via online qualifiers and live finals for both the United States and Canada. The top teams in each game will then go on to represent their respective countries at the WESG Grand Finals in China.

“We’re thrilled to be joining forces with WorldGaming Network to host the world’s only Olympic-style esports tournament,” said Jason Fung, Global esports Director of Alisports. “WorldGaming Network’s leadership in both the American and Canadian tournaments will help make this our most successful tournament yet.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to help bring the WESG Qualifiers & Finals to both the U.S. and Canada,” said Wim Stocks, General Manager of WorldGaming Network. “In naming WorldGaming as the Official Tournament Operator, Alisports has recognized the strength of our experience, our tournaments platform and the community of gamers we have galvanized throughout the United States and Canada.”

Online qualifiers will be run from September to November 2018 on the WorldGaming tournaments platform. In mid-November, WorldGaming Network and The Stronach Group will host the USA WESG Qualifying Finals
‘live’ at the iconic Santa Anita Park racetrack in Los Angeles, California.  The Canadian WESG Qualifying Finals will be held ‘live’ on October 26 – October 28, 2018 at Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), Canada’s largest video game expo, being held this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Fnatics DOTA Team Secures Attendance at The Internationals 2018

Experienced team solidify place at August finals, following the introduction of new DOTA Pro Circuit format –

LONDON, UK. 25th June 2018: FNATIC, one of the world’s leading global esports brands, today secured a place at The International 2018 (TI), an annual tournament organized by Valve and the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). The International 2018, held in the Rogers Arena, Vancouver in August 2018 is the first time, since its inauguration back in 2011 that the event will be held away from Valve’s hometown of Seattle. Fnatic’s experienced DOTA 2 team will attend the event in a bid to win a share of the $25 million prize pot.

Fnatic has attended every TI event since 2011 and its current DOTA team roster has over 20 cumulative attendances at the event. Fnatic’s offlaner UNiVeRsE has been a part of the TI event himself since its 2011 Cologne launch, even lifting the trophy at TI5, while support DJ has been part of the Fnatic team at TI for the past two tournaments including their memorable 4th place finish at TI6.

2018 is the first year with the new Dota Pro Circuit format, where Majors and Minors throughout the 2017-18 season were given points for good performances with the resulting top 8 directly invited to TI 2018. Fnatic initially finished 12th after falling just short of a necessary top two finish at ESL One Birmingham just before the end of the DPC – however this weekend the team has triumphed in the SEA Closed Qualifier, a round robin and subsequent playoff of eight teams consisting of three invited teams and five coming up from Open Qualifiers.

“Getting to The International is the pinnacle of a DOTA players career, and I couldn’t be more grateful to my team for helping me to attend my eighth TI now,” said Saahil ‘UNiVeRsE’ Arora, Fnatic, “This is what we play for, to be crowned champions at this world renowned event. As a team we’re dedicated to playing the best we can at all times and having that dedication rewarded by getting to attend The International is a fantastic feeling. We’re aware the next stage isn’t easy and every team that makes it to TI is capable of winning, but we’re confident that our present gameplay and strategy can put us good stead moving onto Vancouver.”

Fnatic started out the Closed Qualifier with mixed results during the initial round robin phase, finishing with four wins and three defeats. But, when facing sister teams TNC Tigers and TNC Predator in the double elimination playoff, the roster looked like one absolutely deserving of a place in Vancouver for TI2018, winning 2-0 in each game.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the guys right now. Even though I’ve come into the team recently, I’ve seen how hard they’ve been working as a team and that’s paid off this weekend,” said Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling, Head Coach of Fnatic Dota. “We’re all experienced at this game and have attended many TIs, but you never know what the event brings until it arrives. This weekend we felt good, the spirit and determination of the team shone through and has been rewarded with a trip to my hometown in Vancouver for the finals in August.”

About Fnatic
FNATIC is a leading, global esports organisation with professional teams in the most popular games such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and more. Since being founded in 2004 by Sam Mathews, Fnatic teams have collected numerous honors including winning the first ever LCS World Championship and winning three CS:GO Majors, in addition to other major gaming titles. In 2015, Fnatic launched Fnatic Gear, the hardware line of gaming peripherals. The organisation launched the first ever esports concept store, BUNKR, dedicated to all things esports in 2016.

F1 Esports Pro Draft Qualifiers Confirmed

  • 66,000 players battled it out to secure a place for the draft
  • Formula 1 teams to choose their official drivers

Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, today confirmed the 40 online racers who have qualified for the next stage of the F1 Esports Series – the Pro Draft. On Monday 9th July in London, representatives from the nine F1 teams participating to the F1 Esports Series 2018 will use the Pro Draft to select which drivers will join their own esports teams and compete as a professional in the latter part of the season.

Over the course of the four online qualifying rounds, 66,000 players battled it out to secure a place for the Pro Draft, completing 1.1 million laps. A total of 111 territories  (from A for Albania to Z for Zimbabwe) were represented, competing in F1 2017 – the official game of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC – with Great Britain leading with 23% of the players, followed by USA (16%) and Germany (13%).

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Red Bull Racing, Hype Energy eForce India F1 Esports Team, Williams, Renault Sport Team Vitality, Haas F1 Esports Team, McLaren, Toro Rosso Esports Team and Sauber F1 Team will all be offering positions in their driver line ups as part of the series. Every team must select at least one of its drivers from the Pro Draft.

The F1 Esports Pro Draft will see the players travel from 15 countries – including the UK, Chile, Germany and Finland, amongst others – to historic Silverstone in the build up to the Formula 1 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix. There they will undergo a series of tests, assessments and interviews with the teams to demonstrate why they should be selected. The Pro Draft will be streamed online on Facebook and will also be shown live on television.

Once selected, the official esports drivers will represent their real-world teams later on in the season as they race in the three live events that will determine the 2018 F1 Esports Series Teams’ and Drivers’ World Champions. There will be a prize fund of $200,000 allocated to the teams based on their positions in the team standings.

Of the 40 players confirmed for the Pro Draft, 36 came through the Open Qualification phase – four online events on the F1 2017 game followed by four sets of races on each of the three platforms. The fastest nine players on PS4, Xbox and PC have all qualified. Two more players qualified through the Online Qualification Wildcard and are joined by Fabrizio Donoso Delgado and Sven Zürner, who both qualified through last year’s competition finishing respectively 2nd and 3rd.

The F1 Esports Series is operated in partnership with Codemasters, the developer and publisher of the official Formula 1 video game franchise and Gfinity, one of the world’s leading esports companies.

Julian Tan, Head of Digital Growth & F1 Esports at Formula 1 said: 
“Last year’s series was a great success and based on the level of those who have qualified for this year’s Pro Draft, the 2018 season is shaping up to be even more exciting. The drivers will now battle it out for what is a truly incredible opportunity. With the F1 teams involved we have been able to combine the power of Esports with the magic of Formula 1, establishing an authentic series that builds on what we have on the grid. We can’t wait to watch the action unfold.”

Paul Jeal, Formula 1 Franchise Director at Codemasters said:
“We have been incredibly impressed with the speed and race craft that we have seen from our players during online qualification. We have 40 outstanding racers ready for the Pro Draft, with a near equal split on returning finalists and semi finalists from last years competition, and new drivers who are ready to experience the thrill of the live events for the first time. For our gamers to have the opportunity to join a real Formula 1 team is an incredible opportunity and we cannot wait to see them perform on the biggest stage on F1 2018.”

Mark Brittain, Chief Commercial Officer at Gfinity said:
“The online tournament has seen a record number of competitors and the competition has been incredibly competitive. We now look forward to welcoming the top players and their potential Teams to the Gfinity Esports Arena for the Pro Draft as we enter the second phase of our activation.”

GINX Esports TV announces a new fighting game TV show: The DOJO

GINX Esports TV is happy to announce its new show dedicated to Fighting Games: The DOJO

Presented by Samad Abdessadki, also known as Damascus, this new production is available exclusively on GINX Esports TV. While the series will dive into the exciting world of fighting games, it will also break down the games and the communities evolving around it.

“The Fighting Games Community started as a place to hang out and meet friends, and ended up being a second family to me. From casual fun to group improvement towards being competitive, there’s a place for everyone!
Says Damasus

The DOJO is the first series dedicated to “versus fighting” on GINX Esports TV, a category focusing on one-on-one combats between players.

The six-part series will kick off on Tuesday, June 19th at 9 pm. BST. There will be weekly episodes each Tuesday following its debut, all available on GINX Esports TV.

About GINX Esports TV
GINX Esports TV is the world’s largest esports TV Network and is available in over 40 countries in 55+ million homes internationally including: UK, France, Scandinavia, Middle East, South Africa and a partnership with Super Channel in Canada.

The linear 24/7 channel aims to extend esports’ reach into television and to provide a more mainstream voice in the esports ecosystem. GINX Esports TV is the home of esports on TV.

CS:GO Asia Championships 2018

PGL introduces the world to its new in-game Augmented Reality tech at the CS:GO Asia Championships 2018

The CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 taking place this week in Shanghai, China, gave PGL the opportunity to implement its new Augmented Reality features for CS:GO broadcasts. 

With a prize pool of $300,000, the CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 features eight top teams from Asia and the rest of the world: Team EnVyUs, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Heroic, Virtus.pro, MVP.PK , VG.Flash Gaming and TyLoo.
The event runs from June 14-18 at the Shanghai Indoor Stadium, a 12,000-seater multi-purpose gymnasium located close to the Shanghai Stadium.

Perfect World partnered with PGL to offer the English broadcast of the event on twitch.tv/pgl . The PGL research and development team worked for months on new features for its CS:GO portfolio. The result was a new form of Augmented Reality for in-game 3D graphics produced with in-house tools, which was introduced in the first day of the event and has once again confirmed PGL’s commitment to innovation.

“We’ve invested a lot of time and resources in order to improve the viewer experience, with the addition of in-game Augmented Reality graphics.”, says Sebastian Honciuc, main show producer.
“This is just a small step and fans should expect more things to come from our CS:GO production moving forward”
The CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 playoffs will take place this weekend, when the six remaining teams will get the opportunity to compete on the stage of the Shanghai Indoor Stadium.
Viewers from all over the world can enjoy the visually enhanced spectacle on twitch.tv/pgl starting Saturday, June 16th, at 9:30 AM local Shanghai time.

TURTLE BEACH CONTINUES TO LEAD THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF GAMING HEADSETS

TURTLE BEACH CONTINUES TO LEAD THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF GAMING HEADSETS BY INTRODUCING THE RECON 200 & STEALTH 300 AMPLIFIED GAMING HEADSETS AT E3 2018

Battle Royale Ready, Turtle Beach’s Recon 200 & Stealth 300 Wired Gaming Headsets Deliver High-Quality Sound, Unmatched Comfort, and Powerful Features for an Amazing Price

Turtle Beach Also Further Expands Roster of Pro Esports Teams and Streamers with OpTic Gaming’s Dominant League of Legends Team and Renowned Mixer Streamer – Seife

San Diego, CA – June 12, 2018 – This morning, leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), unveils the latest entries in its award-winning lineup of gaming headsets as the company opens this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The two new headsets – the Recon 200 and Stealth 300 – are perfectly suited for the explosive growth of the Battle Royale genre, delivering the high-quality audio, crystal-clear chat, and unmatched comfort and durability that gives gamers the edge needed to ascend the leaderboards. Both new wired models feature amplified audio to further immerse players in their games, impressive build quality with metal-reinforced headbands, and unique suites of features and functionality – all combined to deliver a competitive advantage through precision audio. The Recon 200 and Stealth 300 have an MSRP of $59.95 and $79.95, respectively, and full details on both new models can be found below.

“We’ve seen unprecedented industry growth this year in the headset market, with Turtle Beach outpacing that industry growth by nearly 38% because we deliver the high-quality headsets gamers want and need to be successful in popular Battle Royale games like Fortnite and PUBG, as well as all genres,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Gamers demand superior audio and comfort no matter their level of play, and that’s what we bring to the table with a variety of products to suit every type of gamer. The new Recon 200 and Stealth 300 headsets give every player a definitive audio advantage and the premium comfort they need to weather the storm, for a price that doesn’t break the bank.”

Esports/Influencer Expansion:
In addition to debuting the first of this year’s new products, Turtle Beach also continues to grow its impressive roster of professional esports teams and high-profile streamers and content creators. OpTic Gaming’s League of Legends (LoL) squad now joins the ranks of Turtle Beach’s partnered teams, and will exclusively wear Elite Pro headsets during all practice and streaming sessions. With the NA LCS Summer Split beginning on June 16, 2018, the Green Wall’s LoL team is ready to dominate all comers when they take to the competition stage in the Los Angeles Battle Arena. Beyond practice and streaming, Turtle Beach and OpTic LoL will partner on exciting new fronts that include producing compelling content showcasing the keys to training and competing at the elite level, as well as bringing new insight into gaming culture and teamwork. Additionally, Turtle Beach and OpTic Gaming are collaborating on the development of future products, exclusive merchandise, and fan-focused events.

“Teamwork is a fundamental key to success in League of Legends. To have OpTic’s players dominate the maps as a team, they have to communicate effortlessly as they execute their roles in a game. When we thought about who was going to deliver on all aspects of the gaming audio requirements we need as we train and prepare for match play, Turtle Beach was the pinnacle,” notes Romain Bigeard, GM of OpTic LoL. “Having Turtle Beach come on as true collaborative partners, to not only help build championship athletes but to also help us faithfully engage with our fans, is an honor and we’re excited to start revealing what we have planned for the future.”

“We are supremely interested in further introducing the League of Legends player base to the sound quality and capabilities of Turtle Beach,” added Ryan Musselman, SVP of Global Partnerships at Infinite Esports & Entertainment. “Through customizing sound profiles for our players and equalizing audio catered specifically for the Rift, we aim to give OpTic LoL a competitive advantage in a way only Turtle Beach can deliver. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on product innovations and features to ensure our players and fans have unprecedented audio and communication power.”

Switching gears from pro teams to content creators, fans of Microsoft’s popular Mixer streaming platform will now see one of their favorites – Siefe – also joining forces with Turtle Beach. Siefe streams his gaming sessions full-time and exclusively on Mixer and takes his audio seriously, which is why he selected Turtle Beach as his preferred audio partner. Siefe is also the first streamer on Mixer to surpass 200K followers, and will now be using Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro headset and other gear as he continues to create his unique and often hilarious style of content.

Full Recon 200 & Stealth 300 Details:
Whether you’re a pro gamer, a content creator, a hardcore, casual, or new player, Turtle Beach has the broadest range of gaming headsets designed for gamers from all walks of life, and the all-new Recon 200 and Stealth 300 are the latest additions to the company’s robust lineup.

Louder is better in black and white. With the Recon 200, gamers get a sleek-looking new headset in black or white that delivers powerful amplified audio with enhanced bass. Whether you play on Xbox One or PS4™, the Recon 200 gaming headset delivers high-quality game sound and crystal-clear chat through 40mm speakers and a high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. Additionally, the Recon 200’s metal-reinforced headband and synthetic leather-wrapped memory foam cushions provide added durability and unmatched comfort. The Recon 200 has a rechargeable battery that delivers over 12-hours of gaming per charge, and features onboard controls for Master Volume, Variable Mic Monitoring, and for selecting between Xbox One and PS4™. The Recon 200 also works great with Nintendo Switch™, PC, and mobile devices with a standard 3.5mm headset jack, and will be available at retail this fall for a MSRP of $59.95.

Powerful sound. Unmatched comfort. Your ears will thank you. The all-new Stealth 300 incorporates many key features from this year’s top-selling headset in North America1, the Stealth 600, to give a superior new option for gamers looking to level-up their gameplay experience with a powerful wired headset. The Stealth 300 headsets for Xbox One and PS4™ deliver the quality and features gamers want, including a metal-reinforced headband, Turtle Beach’s unique ProSpecs™ glasses friendly design with memory foam ear cushions, a flip-to-mute mic with variable mic monitoring, and a 40-hour rechargeable battery. Additionally, the Stealth 300 for Xbox One is optimized to deliver Microsoft’s Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound to further immerse gamers in their games, movies, and music. The Stealth 300 for Xbox One and PS4™ are planned to launch at participating retailers in July 2018 for a MSRP of $79.95.

FNATIC announces Fortnite team tryouts

-Attendees at E3 this year have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of FNATIC’s Fortnite captain Ettnix-

-Move comes as Epic Games announces $100 million investment into Fortnite competitions- 

LONDON, UK. 7 June 2017: FNATIC, one of the world’s leading global esports brands, today revealed that attendees at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles (June 12-14) will have the opportunity to catch the eye of scouts recruiting for FNATIC’s Fortnite team. The team will be hosting tryouts for the team under the watchful eye of Ettnix, FNATIC’s Fortnite captain and currently ranked top five in the world.

The move from FNATIC comes as Epic Games recently announced plans to offer a prize pot of $100m (£74m) for Fortnite competitions. The prize fund has been set aside for the first year of competitive play of the popular game, due to start later this year.

The tryouts will be located within DXRacer’s booth [Booth #2513] at the main E3 show, the company behind the world’s best gaming chairs and an official partner of FNATIC. It’s a first come, first served event where players will have one life in a solo game in a bid to win prizes from FNATIC’s brand new range of Gearproducts that launched just weeks ago. Kills will be rewarded more than match wins: 5 kills earns players a mousepad and 10 kills earns players a FNATIC Gear Clutch 2 mouse. Players that deliver the best performance of the day will also be rewarded with a FNATIC Gear Streak Keyboard.

The schedule for the tryouts is as follows:

  • Tuesday 12th June: 5PM -7PM
  • Wednesday 13th June: 12AM-2PM
  • Thursday 14th June: 3PM-5PM

Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer and Co-Owner of FNATIC, said: “Epic’s recent announcement regarding the competitive side of Fortnite is something we as a team are incredibly excited about. As always with FNATIC, we’re looking to recruit the world’s best. By running this experiment at E3, which is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this as an organisation, we are providing fans with the opportunity to showcase their ability on Fortnite and have some fun. You never know, we may even unearth some hidden talent that could one day compete for FNATIC.”

“For players that live and breathe esports, an opportunity like this is one in a million,” added Ettnix, captain of FNATIC Fortnite. “This is their chance to show up and impress when the pressure is on. I might even give a few the chance to play against me!.”