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Fortnite’s Competitive Format Ruins Esports Potential

ScreenRant‘s Zackerie Fairfax recently released an article discussing Fortnite’s competitive gaming format. In the article, he said that Epic Games’ formatting “ruins Fortnite‘s chances of becoming an enjoyable esport.”

Fortnite’s open competitive format has ruined its chances of becoming an enjoyable esport. The same can be said for the majority of battle royale games, as their competitive scenes mimic that of Fortnite’s,” writes Fairfax. “Regardless, Epic Games has found a formula that ensures Fortnite will continue to be a profitable and popular experience, despite its lack of appeal as a viewable esport.”

Fortnite is broken up into three competitive formats. This includes Save the World (cooperative hybrid-tower defense-shooter-survival game), Battle Royale (a free-to-play battle royale game in which up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing), and Creative (players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas).

The Profit‘s Take:

Fortnite never had esports potential. It has always been a marketing tool for Epic to drive more playing and spending on Fortnite. I wrote about this years ago here.

(All information was provided by ScreenRant)

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