When it comes to the Fortnite competitive scene, it has always seemed like Epic can’t decide what to do with it. They want a competitive scene where they can hold massive tournaments to rival the likes of CS:GO & Call Of Duty, but they also want it to be a fun game where players spend their time dancing rather than doing triple edit plays.
Ever since the World Cup in 2019, Epic have been focused on online events and competitive events such as Cash Cups & FNCS. Fortnite hasn’t really streamed their competitive events since, which they often did during the 2018-2019 period when the game was at its hottest. Instead, viewers rely on BallaTW or EmadGG for casting & viewing parties.
Its obvious we definitely won’t be seeing a Fortnite World Cup in 2020 due to the current global crisis, but even before it, Epic hadn’t announced one, so it seemed unlikely we would’ve gotten a 2020 World Cup either way.
No one knows for sure whether Epic don’t want to fund a Fortnite competitive scene anymore, but Fortnite coach ArcaneCG created a concept to fund future events. The concept is for 5% of Battle Pass revenue each season to go to competitive and 100% of the profits from “Pro Collection” skins and items to fund competitive. The Pro Collection skins don’t exist, but the concept shows a character in what looks like a FaZe jersey. This looks like it would be similar to the Icon series which has seen popular influencers such as Ninja & Marshmello get their own skins. It seems like the Pro Collection would allow players to purchase skins from popular orgs such as FaZe & TSM.
This is definitely an interesting concept and one that could help Epic justify continuing to fund the Fortnite competitive scene.
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