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  1. Nov 2020
    1. Fortnite’s monetization model is based on cosmetics: The skin your character wears; the looks of your glider and the tools you use; the way your character dances (emotes) – all of these are signaling amplifiers with different signal messages to uniquely express yourself in the game. And you have to purchase them

      Julian posits that Fortnite's revenue model is also based on signalling. People buy cosmetic upgrades to their character like your tools, your skin color etc.

  2. Sep 2019
    1. Epic Games announced about the tournament in June 2018 with plans of holding weekly tournaments starting later in 2018. However, there was a slight change in the format & timeline and, thus, the qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup started in the month of April 2019. Players with top points in the qualifier rounds were invited for the finals that was held on July 2019 in New York. The total prize money for the tournament was $30 Million and the winner or winning team took home $3 Million, roughly 21 crores in INR.

      The world might be going gaga over PUBG but Epic Games owned battle royal game Fortnite is still holding on to the badge of being the most popular esports game in its category. This battle royale game has been generating billions of dollars for the gaming company with an audience/players spanning across different age groups and geographies.