Epic Games officially unveiled Fortnite's new In-Game Tournaments feature that's starting soon to give every player an esports experience. Epic says it was carefully watching pro players during the Summer Skirmish, PAX West, and Fall Skirmish events, and have concluded that controller players can be a match for mouse-and-keyboard players. All players will begin with the same score and then compete to earn as many points as possible by eliminating opponents or achievement high placements.
Interestingly, Fornite tournaments will use matchmaking to keep everyone on a more-or-less level playing field-and to ensure that players who are dominating the competition don't have too easy a time of it. "Matchmaking during a tournament session will pair players with similar point standings, so if you're playing well within the session you'll find yourself matched with stronger opponents", Epic said. If you achieve the score goal, you'll get a pin to celebrate. Anyone interested in competing, though, must opt-in for crossplay in order to participate in these events. All players participating in a tournament will be treated as equals regardless of their control input-mouse and keyboard, controller, or touch. Players can even earn a spot for the 2019 Fortnite World Cup using the in-game tournament system.
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In-Game Tournaments will be part of Fortnite update 6.10, which launches tomorrow (October 16). Future tournaments spanning multiple rounds will award pins which qualify contestants for subsequent rounds.
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