This week in esports: Fortnite, Mastercard, WCG, exceL Esports

This week in esports has been another busy one! Epic revealed another major Fortnite prize pool and the World Cyber Games made its return. We have some big stories to recap ahead so that you can keep your finger on the pulse.

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Epic reveal details for $10m Fortnite Fall Skirmish

Epic Games revealed another eye-watering prize pool of $10m (£7m) for Fortnite Fall Skirmish

Epic Games has revealed their plans for Fortnite with a Fall Skirmish event, taking place over 6 weeks culminating at TwitchCon on the 26th to 28th October

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Mastercard signs global partnership with Riot Games

2017 World Championship Finals Stage at Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, China on 4 November 2017.

Mastercard was announced as Riot Games’ first global sponsor for its League of Legends esports series.

Mastercard will focus its promotional efforts on three of League of Legends’ main yearly events, the Mid-Season Invitational, the All-Star Event, and the World Championship. The brand will employ its ‘Priceless experiences’ campaign alongside more traditional promotions to bring fans closer to the esports scene

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World Cyber Games to hold 2019 Finals in Xi’an, China

The World Cyber Games announced it would be making a return in 2019.

An old staple of early esports, WCG will return in 2019 in Xi’an, China after being acquired by Crossfire developer Smilegate.

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exceL Esports gains major investment from Guinevere Capital

UK organisation exceL Esports announced a major investment from Guinevere Capital this week.

Guinevere Capital also hold stakes in LG Dire Wolves, Overwatch Contenders side Sydney Drop Bears and Esports High Performance Center. 

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