Recently there was some very interesting news out of the Battle Royale genre. It has been reported that Epic Games is going all in with trying to turn Fortnite into the next big Esport, with an announced 100 million dollar price pool for competition funding this year. The Battle Royale, or more specifically, Fortnite scene has grown rapidly over this year. While there is plenty of interest in watching streamers play, I don’t think there is as big of an Esports market as people are hoping for.
For this week’s discussion, Rob and I talked about the recent prize pool announced on Fortnite, that led to discussing Esports and our thoughts on the Battle Royale genre. For the second topic, we talked about the recent expose on the Splatterhouse game failing.