Epic is going big on professional competitive Fortnite play. The developer announced today that it will provide $100 million (!!!!!) in funding for Fortnite prize pools in the 2018-2019 season. In a brief blog post, Epic said it wants Fortnite competitive play to be “more inclusive” and focused on “the joy of playing and watching the game.”
“We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different,” Epic said. “We plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.”
More details on the structure of tournaments and eligible platforms will be announced “in the weeks ahead,” so keep checking back with GameSpot for more.
This is a really big deal, in part because the $100 million prize is more than double the $38 million in total prize money that Valve’s Dota 2 paid out in 2017 across all of its tournaments, according to E-Sports Earnings (via CNBC). The International, which is Valve’s massive Dota 2 event, paid out the biggest prize pool in gaming history last year with almost $25 million for the single event. For another point of comparison, the inaugural Overwatch League tournament will pay out a total of $3.5 million in prize money for its entire season.
Fortnite brings in more than $1 million every single day from its mobile version alone, according to SensorTower; Epic makes even more money from the console and PC editions. The game is free, but players can spend real money on cosmetics (which do not impact gameplay whatsoever).
At E3, Epic will host a celebrity Fortnite video game tournament where celebrities and players will play Doubles matches together.-Source GameSpot*
Fortnite has become one of the most popular battle royale games available. With Twitch.tv streamers and content creators pushing out loads of gameplay online for their passionate fanbase. You may not always be the last player standing – but with this Fortnite Neon Light, there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel. from hand bent glass tubing, so each light will be slightly different ( but all still awesome!)
Fortnite neon light makes a great gift, and is about as unique as it gets when it comes to Fortnite merch. The F logo is maybe the most iconic symbol, and we were inspired to make this hand bent glass neon light that features the purple F. If you have any Fortnite fans, steamers, or content creators in your life they will love this little desk light.
These lights do not get hot to touch, or make any noise. So you can game in peace, stream without distraction, or just sit back and marvel at all it’s glory.
Approximately 16 cm x 35 cm ( 5 inches x 13.75 inches)
What’s In the Box?
– Retro style Large Neon Light
– Adaptor, base and cord included
– No batteries required
– No noise
– Doesn’t get hot to touch
– Neon lasts 8-15 years (up to 130,000 hours!)
**Supply extremely limited**
All of our Neon Lights + bases come with a 1 year warranty.
Neon Maintenance and Care
Typically neon lights can last for 8-12 years.
Treat as any other lamp and don’t leave on unattended + don’t drape anything over the light. Although the lights don’t get hot to the touch, this is generally good advice ￼
To keep your lights looking crisp and shining their best, occasional dusting is all you’ll need to do.
The bases plug into North American Plugs (120V) for other plugs outside of North America you’ll need to purchase an adaptor
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Thanks to their POP! vinyl line, Funko is absolutely dominating the toy scene right now, unleashing so many new toys at such a steady clip that I’m not sure anyone working for the company has slept in the last couple years. It feels like you can’t go *anywhere* without seeing POP! toys *everywhere*, and the brand is showing no signs of slowing.
Love ’em or hate ’em, the line of big-headed vinyl toys will go down as being one of the most iconic lines in toy history, and the coolest thing about the line is that Funko has used it to show a whole lot of love to the horror genre. Hell, they just unveiled an upcoming vinyl toy of Black Phillip from The Witch, which just shows how cool they are.
In any event, we know you guys like toys so we figured you’d be happy to hear that the new doc Making Fun – The Story of Funko is arriving on Netflix on May 24!
“We are extremely proud of the film as both a testament to the vibrant Funatic community and power of pop culture’s ability to bring people together,” the company says.
Signature Series Arts and Blakkmoney Ent will be kicking off their 2018 season with the anticipation Cypher Chamber hosted by Vianca Phillips of WVMR radio and Signature Series Arts in-house talent Awesome . In light of the event that has already been promoted by Metro NY newspaper and Spate Media . We give you 5 artist to watch for that can make this a memorable event .
This will be Milly’s first time at a Signature Series Arts event and he was entered as a headlining act . If you watch Milly’s YouTube videos you can sense that he may bring the more rawer form of hip-hop to the event . Milly has strong music in his catalogue and a demanding presence . It will be interesting to see how he plays that out in the live stage .
Ique is no stranger to the Blakkmoney stage as he had one of the strongest performances at Night at the Asylum back in 2014 . Ique made a mark in all important check boxes . Good music , supporting fans , great live show . Years have gone by since Ique have touched a Blakkmoney stage , question in can the artist bring the same momentum ?
RBM Bizzel has blaze a trail of his own with consistent good art through movie , web series and live performances. The Brooklyn native hasn’t lost a step in stage presence as evident through his performance at his Purge Concert last year . Bizzel already has the most momentum going into the event and will be the one to watch .
Dali Tyson has created her own wave of momentum leading into #TheCypherChamber . She is currently releasing new music and have been one of the few artist to post themselves kicking lyrics on video. Tyson has gained the attention of many of the blog sites leading into the event and will undoubtedly be an artist that will have to show she can handle the stage .
Shi-Zen shocked the system during his set last year at #NYCESBEVENT . He was already credited for great music but was one of the artist that had many supporters on hand in the crowd . Shi-Zen had an electric performance , even late into the event and still managed to score a great performance. His energy match one of an opener or headliner . Shi-Zen will be looked as one of the names to kick the event in another gear .
• Take down Thanos, equip the Gauntlet and claim Victory!
• Mashup Details
◦ Early in the match, a meteor will land in the storm safe zone, delivering the Infinity Gauntlet.
◦ Any player who uses the Infinity Gauntlet will transform into Thanos.
◦ If Thanos is eliminated, the Gauntlet will fall to the ground, free for the taking. If it sits unused for too long, it will disappear until another meteor appears.
◦ Last player standing will be the victor!
• Thanos Details
◦ Ability 1 – A mighty punch that knocks enemies back and destroys structures.
◦ Ability 2 – Thanos flies towards the ground, hitting an area for knockback and damage.
◦ Ability 3 – Harness the energy of the Power stone to fire a blast that deals damage over time.
◦ Ability 4 – A super-jump that can vault Thanos over all but the largest obstructions.
◦ Thanos has both shields and health. When he eliminates another player, his shields regenerate. His health never regenerates.
◦ Thanos doesn’t take fall damage.
◦ Thanos does not build, use weapons or things like launch pads. He has no need for such petty human devices.
• Storm + Map
◦ Maximum match length is roughly 15 minutes.
◦ The match will start with the storm circle already closing in over the island.
◦ The storm does more damage than normal, ticking for 5% health during the first circle and 10% for the rest of the game.
◦ Only Rare, Epic & Legendary weapons will be spawned.
◦ Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
◦ Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
◦ Floor Loot spawns nearly 100% of the time.
◦ Launchpad spawn likelihood greatly increased.
◦ Harvesting resources doubled.
◦ Resources found in loot increased from 30 to 60.
◦ Chug Jug, Port-A-Fort, Boogie Bomb, Slurp Juice, Bush, and Remote Explosives drop rate increased.
◦ Regular Grenade, Shield & Bandage drop rate lowered.
The Mad Titan is coming for Fortnite.
This isn’t one of those fun fan-made mashups for the YouTube crowd. Epic Games and Marvel have an unprecedented crossover event in the works, and EW can exclusively give away the deets! Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War, will drop into Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode for a limited time starting Tuesday, May 8.
After all, Thanos has the Reality Stone. So he can easily hop realities, if you think about it.
The “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” mode for Battle Royale will feel just like a standard slugfest — with one major difference: One hundred players will descend upon the map and fight until one player is left standing, as usual, but this time you’ll do so with the Infinity Gauntlet in play.
The artifact containing all six Infinity Stones — the same one Thanos used to cripple Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the big screen — will appear on the map. Whomsoever finds and equips it will transform into Thanos himself, wielding all the power that comes with him.
ORIGINAL STORY – Earlier this morning, Fortnite, rather surprisingly, launched their new 3.6 update for Battle Royale and Save the World.
As you might imagine the update contained the usual array of bug fixes to the game and also a host of new items as well, including the new Clinger Grenade.
But as with every update, there’s also a number of secrets hidden inside the game’s code, which having been datamined has revealed a number of new items on their way to the game.
There are new upcoming cosmetics, including new skins, harvesting tools and back bling.
In total there are five items, 4 new. Two skins, one new pickaxe and two pieces of back bling, although one is already available in the game.
It also included the Brite backpack, but it’s believed that will be made available with the new Brite Gunner skin.
These new details were found by TwoEpicBuddies originally who posted the new items on Twitter.
With the update going live today, it’s not clear when these new items could go live in the game, but it’s likely coming in the next few days ahead of Season 4
“Due to an issue discovered with the “Self Refund” feature, we’ll be disabling it until we create a fix and make some usability improvements to the system.”
Epic Games failed to address when the new feature will return to the game, but it seems, at least initially, that the problem might have been more to do with the system proving too popular and getting overloaded.
Prior to it being disabled, Epic told fans:
“We’re working on getting refunds processed for those of you that requested it. Unfortunately, it’s taking a little longer than we’d like, but rest assured you’re going to get a refund.”
Given the number of plates the developer is likely spinning right now – Season 4 launch, the Tilted Towers Meteor ‘event’ – it’s possible any proper fix could be delayed until the next big update, next week.