Fortnite to land at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium
A grassroots eSports tournament featuring big-money cash prizes for players will visit ten stadiums around the UK early next year.
Estars featuring Fortnite will see gamers and fans compete in a series of Battle Royales between January and March.
This EStars community tournament is open to everyone from the age of 12 upwards to register and they will all be in with a chance to compete for prize money with over 600 individual cash prizes to be won, which will be spread out across the ten different locations.
The first leg of EStars featuring Fortnite will kick off in Glasgow at Celtic Park on 4th January. The tournament will then visit grounds including Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Newcastle's St. James’ Park, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.
The EStars Grand Final will then take place at Stamford Bridge in West London on 31st March. All dates are below.
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The last gamer standing will claim the ultimate Victory Royale and walk off with £25,000. There will also be dance contests, VIP meet-and-greets and opportunities to win eSports goodies.
"We are delighted to bring the most popular game in the world to life across the UK and Ireland," said Maeve Finnegan of EStars. "It promises to be an engrossing extravaganza that will be spectacular for the gamers."
CALLING ALL FORTNITE FANATICS! EStars are bringing a LIVE #Fortnite Battleground to an iconic sports venue near you from January 2019. Think you have what it takes to claim the Victory Royale and win the ultimate prize of £25,000? https://t.co/MQSxJoElBT #EStarsfeaturingFortnite pic.twitter.com/3L6IG1ROjN— EStars (@OfficialEStars) November 20, 2018
EStars aims to grow and promote esports at a grassroots level, creating an inclusive gaming environment for all players through the provision of major tournaments.
It aims to give players at all levels the chance to compete in major gaming tournaments and continue to bring fun, community gaming events to players across the globe.
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4th, 5th & 6th January 2019 | Celtic Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland
11th, 12th & 13th January 2019 | Emirates Stadium, London, England
18th, 19th & 20th January 2019 | Amex Stadium, Brighton, England
1st, 2nd & 3rd February 2019 | Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales
15th, 16th & 17th February 2019 | Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
22nd, 23rd & 24th February 2019 | Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2019 | St. James’ Park Stadium, Newcastle, England
8th, 9th, & 10th March 2019 | The National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast, NI
22nd, 23rd & 24th March 2019 | Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
29th & 30th March 2019 | Stamford Bridge, London, England
FINAL: 31st March 2019 | Stamford Bridge, London, England