Category: Games

‘Huge’ Fortnite Leak?

Forbes reports that a “Leak Of New Named Locations Points To A New Map For Season 11.”

The post from Dave Thier states: “If it turns out to be true, this could be the largest leak we’ve seen in Fortnite yet, bigger than a new season and certainly bigger than a new item. Dataminers found something interesting when pouring through the new files this morning: not one new point of interest, not two, but 13, showing off a massive list of a kind that we haven’t really seen in the game so far. Clearly, 13 new points of interest would constitute a much larger scale map change than anything we’ve seen with any season before, possibly more than the current map could sustain. Which, in my mind, points to a new map.”

Nevada High Schools May Form eSports League

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association are deciding whether, “The popular games may soon be played at the hands of local students on the campuses of Nevada high schools,” reports News3LV.com. 

“By sanctioning Esports, students would be able to play in competitions going head-to-head, or controller-to-controller, vying for standings and trophies.”

One argument for move? Better grades for students.

Said Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Director  Bart Thompson: “Students who participate in sports and activities, graduate at a higher rate. They have higher great point averages, fewer disciplinary problems, fewer attendance problems, all of those types of things.”

 

16-year-old Fortnite World Champ Won’t get Full $3M Prize

Blasting News estimates, “After the tax deductions, Bugha’s projected take home earnings will be cut down to $1.5 million.”

But then, Bugha has a one year contract with a gaming organization named Sentinels, in which, the Wall Street Journal reports that “about $600,000 (of the prize money) going to the organization.” 

Bottom line: After winning the $3M prize,, Bugha will take home around $900K.

 

Dota 2’s T19 Prize Pool Makes History

Luckbox announces Dota 2’s The International 19 has passed $30 million in prize pool which makes it “the largest for any single tournament in esports history… It’s anyone’s guess but the next milestone is $35m and it would be no great surprise to see it reached.”

Dota 2 and their battle pass beat out Fortnite’s World Cup huge prize pool of $30 million. Luckbox claims Dota 2 couldn’t have done this without their great fan base who buys the battle pass and in return earn cosmetics and new game modes. 

James McMath, Media Manager at Luckbox, said, “Publishers Valve donating 25% of (battle pass) sales to the tournament prize pool.”