The esports company BLAST recently secured a partnership with Fortnite that will see the organization produce and deliver all Fornite Championship Series (FNCS) events taking place this year. The FNCS is considered to be the largest competitive Fortnite series in the world.
BLAST will operate the entire FNCS broadcast schedule, starting with Season 1 of FNCS Chapter 3. The tournament, which will take place in February and March, will have a prize pool of more than $3 million. It is also the first Fortnite competitive chapter to be played throughout 2022.
“We are delighted to be able to establish this year-long partnership with Fortnite. BLAST has been able to build trust and a fantastic working relationship with the Fortnite Competitive team to create incredible experiences for the community,” said Leo Matlock, the Managing Director for Development at BLAST. “We loved every minute of FNCS All-Star Showdown and FNCS Grand Royale and have amazing plans for FNCS Chapter 3, which kicks off with Season 1 on February 17th where we have a record amount of content for fans to enjoy alongside our world-class production as the best in the world battle it out for over $3M in the prize pool.”
This new agreement serves as an extension of a previous partnership deal formed between Fortnite and BLAST. Prior to this, BLAST served as the lead producer of last the 2021 FNCS All-Star Showdown and the 2021 FNCS Grand Royale.
(All information was provided by Esports Insider)