Epic Games to Hold Pro-Am ‘Fortnite’ Tournament at E3

Epic Games to Hold Pro-Am ‘Fortnite’ Tournament at E3

Finally, Epic is hosting a "Party Royale" on the evening of June 12.

"Fortnite has captured the imagination of people around the world and has the most unbelievable universe of environments, tools and heroes to inspire products of all kinds", said Bruno Maglione, president of IMG licensing.

Tickets cost $10, but you may not be able to get one. And although Fortnite is also on PS4 and Xbox One, along with a special iOS version known as Fortnite mobile, none of those platforms have a way to see how many players are now aiming for that coveted Victory Royale.

This much was revealed by way of the Twitter account known as Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks, as fans of the game can see the tweet below wherein a screen captured image of an email from Epic Games' staff has confirmed the Self-Service Cosmetics Return feature goes live again next month. Their announcement read "We're getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different - we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game".

Since then, Epic has been fairly quiet on exactly how many people play Fortnite, but it's clear that it is definitely more than PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds.

Epic Games reported earlier this year that Fortnite boasts over 3 million concurrent players across all platforms on console, mobile and PC gaming. After all, Epic Games' original update that included the feature also stated that items bought by players would only be eligible for refunds within 30 days of having been purchased.

By now everyone knows about the tussle between Fortnite and PUBG for top spot in terms of viewership and playerbase. Official merchandise such as branded tees and cellphone stands are now available from Epic Games at Amazon.com, but the new deal with IMG will likely see the franchise expanding into more consumer products.

Right now, Fortnite is facing a question of longevity. Or are you totally over this whole battle royale craze already?

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