A 15-year-old boy from Essex was one of the prizewinners in the Fortnite World Cup Saturday. Jaden Ashman and his partner Dave Jong place second in a duos round in the tournament.
Season 9 of Fortnite came to an end Saturday with the much-anticipated battle between the giant mecha that’s been coming together at the Pressure Plant and the rampaging monster that emerged from under a mountain. The battle was brief, but it took several turns, and was in the end decisive. Team Mecha emerged victorious over Team Monster, as the ‘Doggus’ robot eventually split the skull of the ‘Cattus’ monster.
It’s no secret that Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world right now, and it’s absolutely raking in the cash – as does popular streamers playing it such as Tfue. Everyone in the world seems to be playing it – so much so that it seems to be causing the sales of other games to drop.
For the vast majority of us, pursuing a career in politics is likely to be a little more lucrative than trying to make money through videogames. For a select few, however, it turns out that esports are an avenue to making more money than presidents and prime ministers.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ve got free money to give away in support of your favourite Twitch streamers. Integration with Twitch Prime means you’ve got one free subscription to use every month, and you could use that gift to help financially support an up-and-coming streamer, a charity event like Summer Games Done Quick, or a major name who’s literally bathing in money.
Bernie Sanders is launching his own Twitch channel. Yes, that Bernie Sanders –the US Presidential candidate and senator from Vermont – is now a verified user on the videogame streaming platform. There’s no content live to peruse just yet, but as the 2020 presidential election run-up draws nearer, he’ll surely be making use of it very soon.
Fortnite celebrates summer with literal fortnight this year. The 14 Days of Summer event kicks off today, bringing a selection of LTMs and unvaulted weapons that will rotate out each day. There’ll be fresh daily challenges, an extra reward, and plenty of new stuff to buy in the shop – and there’s even a bit of bonus content for Save the World players.
It looks like another Faze Clan member is looking to leave the esports organisation. Following Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s recent decision to depart from Faze Clan, and lawsuit relating to his contract, another Fortnite player is moving on – Dennis “Cloak” Lepore.
Fortnite system requirements are built to scale over a wide variety of hardware configurations, but some of the lowest-end options will no longer work when the Fortnite season 10 release date hits next month. You’ll now have to have a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card in order to keep playing, so if you’re somehow still playing on a card too old to meet that requirement, you’re going to have to upgrade.