Fortnite – Guild Esports PLC indicators up ‘Flikk’ because it begins constructing Fortnite group
17-year outdated Nikolaj Andreas Frøslev is #16 on the planet amongst skilled Fortnite players and has signed a one-year contract with Guild
PLC () has signed up top-ranked skilled gamer ‘Flikk’, Nikolaj Andreas Frøslev, as its first participant for Fortnite, the massively in style ‘battle royale’ recreation.
The corporate famous that Flikk is anticipated to be the primary of a number of participant appointments for Fortnite, which is now the fourth eSports recreation phase for Guild – alongside FIFA, Rocket League, and Valorant.
Guild famous that Flikk, age 17, is ranked because the quantity 16 skilled Fortnite participant, with US$100,000 of match prize cash received so far and is deemed ‘one-to-watch’. He has signed a one yr contract, will obtain an annual wage and can obtain efficiency incentives.
He’ll compete for Guild in upcoming European and worldwide Fortnite tournaments together with Epic Video games’ Marvel Tremendous Collection, a US$1mln prize-pot ‘Super Cup’ themed utilizing playable characters from Disney’s Marvel comics and run by Fortnite producer Epic.
Guild famous that Flikk presently has a mixed following of 237,900 throughout social media channels (Instagram, Youtube, Twitch and Twitter).
“We’re additionally proud to welcome Flikk to the Guild household,” mentioned Carleton Curtis, Guild government chairman in a press release.
“Aged simply 17, he’s already a gifted younger participant with large potential and we have now excessive hopes for him. Guild and our academy system will help him to win tournaments and succeed on the highest stage.”
Curtis added: “Guild is happy to hitch the thriving world Fortnite neighborhood and our entry into this esport is considered one of our greatest performs as far as we realise our ambitions to compete within the business’s hottest titles.
“We have big plans for Fortnite and look forward to creating engaging content and esports entertainment for its huge audience.”
For the uninitiated, Fortnite is a online game phenomenon amassing an viewers of 350 million lively players.
It’s a free-to-play recreation which generates revenues from in-game transactions. The sport sees 100 gamers parachute into and compete in a ‘battle royale’ play atmosphere till all however one participant is eradicated.
In addition to lively players taking part in the sport it is usually among the many hottest titles for recreation streaming on Google’s youtube and Amazon’s Twitch platforms. One Fortnite livestream occasion final month noticed peak viewers of 488,650, which was the fourth-highest viewers marked on Twitch so far.
In 2019, some US$64.42mln of match prize cash was paid out to Fortnite eSports gamers.
Epic is 40% owned by Chinese language tech group Tencent and can also be backed by which earlier this yr invested US$250mln for a minority (1.4%) shareholding.
The Tremendous Cup match will get underway on November 21.