This week in esports: Fortnite World Cup, Team Liquid, StarLadder, 100 Thieves

22 February 2019


With a $30,000,000 event and Twitch managing the sales of a popular organisation, this week has seen a plethora of big stories. As usual, Esports Insider has covered every notable happening in the industry. This article rounds up what we consider to be the biggest and best developments of the week!

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Fortnite World Cup details revealed with $30 million prize pool

Fortnite World Cup
Photo credit: Epic Games

Epic Games shed some more light on the upcoming Fortnite World Cup, including a whopping $30 million (£23 million) prize pool. This means that the event has the largest prize pool in the history of esports.

Taking place over July 26-28th, 100 solo players and 50 duos will compete in New York City – each player is guaranteed at least $50,000 (£38,380.75) in winnings.

Read the full article here.

Team Liquid enters multi-year sales partnership with Twitch

Team Liquid Twitch Sales Partnership
Photo credit: Team Liquid & Twitch

After an eight-year broadcast partnership, Team Liquid announced that Twitch has been appointed as its exclusive sponsorship sales representative.

As a result of the partnership, Twitch has the exclusive rights to manage sales and partnerships for the popular organisation. Team Liquid also has “one-stop access” to promote itself across the streaming platform.

Read the full article here.

StarLadder to host next CS:GO Major in Berlin

StarLadder Berlin Major
Photo credit: StarLadder

The IEM Katowice Major isn’t over yet but StarLadder has already revealed that it’ll host the fifteen CS:GO Major in history.

Taking place in Berlin, Germany, the tournament organiser will host the $1,000,000 (£773,255) event in the Mercedes-Benz Arena over September 5-8th.

Read the full article here.

100 Thieves adds Mike Sepso and welcomes Totino’s as sponsor

100 Thieves Call of Duty
Photo credit: 100 Thieves

100 Thieves added esports veteran Mike Sepso, Co-founder of MLG to its board of directors alongside Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, John Robinson, Jake Cohen, and entertainment heavyweight Scooter Braun.

The organisation also announced Totino’s as the founding partner of its Call of Duty team, which is one of 16 professional squads competing in Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty World League.

Read the full article here.