Fortnite, one of the most popular video games currently, held its first World Cup. It is a massive event where the best players are participated, granting the large sum of $ 30 million to the lucky winners. This is not the first time, Fortnite has already rewarded 70 million dollars this year.
Due to the enormous acceptance of Fortnite reward programs, many professional eSports organizations have been attracted to be part of the frenzy generated in their competition events. For this, organizations are searching for talented players to finance them, providing everything they need to carry out their training and promote them on social media.
And how do these organizations recover the money invested? One of them is through advertising campaigns of brands made on the Amazon, Twitch and obtaining a commission of the money earned by the players. In relation to the Fortnite eSports event held last weekend, one of the players named Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won $ 3 million as a solo winner of the Fortnite World Cup.
However, this money will not be fully allocated to Kyle, since he is likely to share 20% of the prize with the Sentinels, his sponsoring organization. According to statements by Eric Ma, co-president of the Los Angeles Sentinels, at the time of sponsoring a player, he signs a contract under which it is established that the organization will keep 20% of its profits in case of being victorious.
Regarding the prize of 3 million dollars obtained by Kyle, Ma indicated that, because that is an amount that had never been awarded in any eSports competition, his organization is still deliberating on what will be the profit margin they will take from prize, for which, they will also hold conversations with the player and his parents to determine the steps to be taken in this matter.