Epic Games Announces Competitive Fortnite Championship Series

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The Fortnite competitive scene is about to receive a massive influx of support from Epic Games, it seems. Those keeping close tabs on the battle royale will know that its annual World Cup tournament took place over the weekend. With high stakes, high-level play and promises of some long-awaited Season 10 teases, it goes without saying that the event garnered massive viewership. Epic, of course, delivered on that latter promise (the full details for which can be found here), though the developer had its fair share of surprises to share, too.

Taking to the stage during a short interval, tournament host Sundown excitedly revealed a brand new competitive venture due to begin in the near future. Fortnite Championship Series will kick-off sometime during Season 10 and, unlike the World Cup, will be ongoing, with player performance and stats tracked via a global leaderboard.

“This will give players a chance to compete against the best of the best where every single result matters with a leaderboard to track results over the course of a season,” said Sundown, adding that fans will be able to “follow your favorite players on their quest to become the first season champions.” As if any potential contender needed further incentive beyond recognition, cash prizes running into the millions of dollars will be up for grabs, too.

Frustratingly, that’s about all we currently know about Fortnite‘s so-called Championship Series, but assuming it follows a similar structure to other titles with sizable eSports followings, I imagine it won’t be too dissimilar to the likes of League of Legends of HearthStone. Either way, expect Epic to provide a more in-depth breakdown of the new venture when Season 10 rolls around.

In the meantime, you’ve still got a few days left to finish up any outstanding Season 9 challenges before they’re gone for good. Good luck!