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ESL and Epic Games Squad Up for The ESL Katowice Royale

By: Chris Pursell |

Epic Games is bringing Fortnite to ESL, with the tournament organizer announcing a partnership to bring the game to ESL’s flagship event. The ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite will take place at IEM Katowice Expo 2019 with action spanning two weekends,. First, $100,000 in prizes will be up for grabs at the Polish Edition from Feb. 23-24 while players will battle it out for a $500,000 prize pool at the International Edition, taking place on March 1-3.

“ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite will be our first international Fortnite competition and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Sebastian Weishaar, Chief Product Officer at ESL. “Fans from all over the world know our Katowice event and bringing Fortnite as one of the world’s largest games to them feels like a great fit!”

The first weekend will feature two days of competitions with the top 100 Polish players and influencers while the second weekend will showcase 100 key competitors from all around the world. The following player duos are already confirmed to take part:

72hrs – Chap
7ssk7 – Jamside
Bizzle – Dmo
Boyerxd – Crippa
Domentos – Fwexy
Hoopek – Sk1x
Issa – Kamo
Kinstaar – Hunter
Magin – Juganza
Mirwana – Inclyde
Mitr0 – Khuna
Motor – ErycTriceps
Nate Hill – FunkBomb
RazZzero0o – x8
Saf – Zayt
Sak0ner – Skram
Skite – Vato
Taiovsky – Nero
Teeqzy – Mushway
Tfue – Cloak
TheVic – Blaxou
Vivid – Poach
ZexRow – Vinny1x

“Fortnite is a global game, and there are amazing, passionate players all around the globe,” added Rob Hodson, Esports Manager at Epic Games. “Partnering with ESL in Katowice gives us the chance to showcase some of these incredible international competitors.”

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