Epic Games continues to evolve the Fortnite Battle Royale experience for players, not only providing a dramatic change to the map that players have become familiar with at the start of season 4 but continue adding new features and gear to keep the game feeling fresh. The next logical step for the massively popular game to make is in the competitive eSports scene, an idea that Epic is clearly starting to explore through its recent tournament and Solo Showdown competitive mode announcements. After announcing the limited time contest nearly a week ago, Epic Games has finally revealed who took home to top prize.
Updating its initial blog detailing the Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode, Epic Games posted the final leaderboard of the top 1000 players. Fortnite Battle Royale player vRxthless came up on top with a final score of 4881, just 26 points higher than the second place finisher, Ζayt. As the ultimate solo showdown champion, vRxthless walks away with a cool 50,000 V-Bucks. The next three competitors have earned themselves 25,000 V-Bucks, while positions 5-50 get 13,500, and 51-100 end up walking away with 7,500. Everyone’s a winner here, however, as all players who took part in at least 50 matches will be getting a unique spray.
Kicking off last week, Solo Showdown took the rules of the classic solo mode and added a unique twist by placing players against other hand-selected competitors. Players overall scores were combined from their first 50 matches, with the final number ultimately placing them in the running for some big prizes. scores were tallied together from each of their firAfter 50 games, Naturally, the main draw of this competitive limited time mode was the free V-Bucks, though Epic plans to use the data gather and experience learned to craft future events for all types of players.
If Solo Showdown is any indication, the competitive and tournament scene is where Epic Games ultimately hopes to expand Fortnite into. A celebrity tournament featuring athletes like NBA star Paul George and UFC fighter Demetrious Johnson, as well as popular streamers like Ninja and YouTuber Markiplier. Epic’s eSports strategy doesn’t stop there, however, as the company is also preparing to provide $100 million to fund prize pools for the first year of Fortnite tournaments. For fans of tournaments and competitions, Fortnite is going to be bringing a lot to the table in 2018-2019.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Epic Games