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​Ninja To Appear In $2 Million Twitch Rivals X Fortnite Tournament, Says Stream Service

​Ninja To Appear In $2 Million Twitch Rivals X Fortnite Tournament, Says Stream Service

Twitch Rivals has announced it will feature Fortnite Battle Royale as the next competition for this month, and a reported $2 million will be given out in prize money.

On the Twitch Blog, a post reads: "The events span across four days, two events per day, with the first on August 17. Each will be a part of Epic Games' ongoing Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series, including 49 duo teams from EU or NA competing for $260,000 in their respective regions."

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Of course, this wouldn't be an event without a fair share of big named players. None other than Tyler "Ninja" Blevins will be making an appearance, as well as seven other popular Fortnite streamers. Here's the full list:

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According to the post, the "first event in the four-event series starts Friday, August 17 with the European tournament at 9 AM PT followed by the North American tournament at 2 PM PT."

After this, the next dates will be Saturday, 18 August, Friday, 24 August, and Saturday, 25 August. In Europe, each event will start at  18:00 PM CEST (17:00 BST), and at 14:00 PDT or 17:00 EDT in North America.

Interested? Well, you can witness all of the action through the official Twitch Rivals stream, but if you follow any of the Fortnite masters mentioned above, they'll also be streaming the event on their channels.

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

All in all, it should be a pretty decent viewing. This isn't the first time Twitch Rivals has been host to a battle royale tournament, as a PUBG focused competition took place earlier this year.

It saw the likes of Dr Disrepect and Shroud showing off their skills and had a prize pool of only $100,000. We say only, but in comparison to $2 million it kind of loses its wow factor.

Will you be watching the Fortnite comp? Have you got what it takes to compete? Let us know.


Featured Image Credit: Twitch Rivals/Fortnite

Topics: Stream, epic games, fortnite, Ninja, Entertainment, Twitch, competition, Technology, Battle Royale

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

 

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