Fnatic – a professional esports organisation based in London, United Kingdom – will host tryouts for its competitive Fortnite roster at this year’s E3.
Taking place on June 12-14th, Fnatic’s captain Johan “Ettnix” Bengtsson will keep an eye open for top talent to join him ahead of the inception of Fortnite esports. These tryouts will span all three days of E3.
Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer and Co-owner of Fnatic stated: “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.”
The tryouts for Fnatic’s Fortnite squad will be hosted at DXRacer’s booth at the main show – it’s worth noting that the gaming chair company is an official partner of the organisation. Players may take part in a single solo game, winning a variety of prizes depending on the kills they obtain. 5 kills will see players gifted with a mouse mat, 10 kills will earn them a Fnatic Gear Clutch 2 mouse, and the best players on the day will also receive a Fnatic Gear Streak Keyboard.
Johan “Ettnix” Bengtsson, Captain of Fnatic Fortnite added: “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!”
Just a couple of weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it would be providing $100m (£74m) in prize pools to fund the first year of esports for its Battle Royale title, Fortnite. Fnatic currently competes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, FIFA, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Paladins, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and Street Fighter V.
Esports Insider says: This is a rather unique method of recruiting players for a professional team – especially in Fortnite – and we hope it proves fruitful for Fnatic. It’s a great opportunity for players, and will undoubtedly drum up quite a bit of interest in DXRacer’s booth at E3.