E3 will be extra special for us this year, as we can announce Fnatic Fortnite tryouts at the gaming expo in Los Angeles!
Taking place 12-14th June, E3 attendees will be hoping to catch the eye of our Fortnite captain, Johan 'Ettnix' Bengtsson as the world of esports welcomes Fortnite.
We announced Ettnix, who is currently ranked top five in the world, as our Fortnite captain back in April, and we'll be hoping to accept more soon!
We announce our attendance at the expo after Epic Games recently announced plans to offer a prize pot of $100m (£74m) for Fortnite competitions. The prize fund has been set aside for the first year of competitive play of the popular game, due to start later this year.
The tryouts will be located within DXRacer’s booth [Booth #2513] at the main E3 show, the company behind the world’s best gaming chairs and our official partner.
Tryouts will be first, first serve, where players will have one life in a solo game in a bid to win prizes from the brand new range of Fnatic Gear. Kills will be rewarded more than match wins: 5 kills earns players a mousepad and 10 kills earns players a FNATIC Gear Clutch 2 mouse. Players that deliver the best performance of the day will also be rewarded with a FNATIC Gear Streak Keyboard.
The schedule for the tryouts is as follows:
- Tuesday 12th June: 5PM -7PM
- Wednesday 13th June: 12AM-2PM
- Thursday 14th June: 3PM-5PM
"Epic’s recent announcement regarding the competitive side of Fortnite is something we as a team are incredibly excited about. As always with FNATIC, we’re looking to recruit the world’s best. By running this experiment at E3, which is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this as an organisation, we are providing fans with the opportunity to showcase their ability on Fortnite and have some fun. You never know, we may even unearth some hidden talent that could one day compete for FNATIC." - Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer
"For players that live and breathe esports, an opportunity like this is one in a million. This is their chance to show up and impress when the pressure is on. I might even give a few the chance to play against me!" - Johan 'Ettnix' Bengtsson, Fnatic Fortnite captain