EStars Fortnite tournament to take place at football stadiums across the UK and Ireland

Tournament series EStars has announced a new Fortnite grassroots esports tournament taking place in stadiums across the UK and Ireland.

The solo battle royale competition starts on January 4th 2019 at Glasgow's Celtic Park Stadium and culminates in the finals at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge in London on March 31st. It's open to anyone aged 12 and up.

The total prize pool is £50,000, with £25,000 going to the winner. EStars says there are more than 600 individual cash prizes to be won spread across the following ten different locations:

  • 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

There will also be dance contests (shudders at the thought of parents trying to do the flossing dance), VIP meet and greets and opportunities to win esports prizes.

Maeve Finnegan from EStars said:"We are delighted to bring the most popular game in the world to life across the UK and Ireland. EStars featuring Fortnite is for fans of Fortnite to play together. It promises to be an engrossing extravaganza that will be spectacular for the gamers."

EStars aims to give players at all levels the chance to compete in tournaments and focus on community gaming events.

EStars held a League of Legends tournament earlier this year, with rosters representing Irish football teams.

General tickets to the Fortnite tournament are on sale on priced at £25 or €30.

21 Responses

  1. Do u have to attend all the event's on the different days in London or just 1?
    • TdA
      You pick a day and then a time slot on that day
  2. Jay
    Does the adult that gies with the under 16 have to pay?
    • Hi, the organisers said: "No. The guardian accompanying the gamer does not have to pay."
    • Hi, the organisers said: "No, participants are invited to pick a day and then a time slot for them to play."
  3. What platform will this be on?
    • Hi, the organisers said: "The tournament will be played on either the PS4 or Xbox."
      • use weirdos, do u know how much skilled pc players are there that would love to participate in this event ? Weirdos
  4. My son is 12 in August 2019 but the event is in feb 2019 would he be allowed in?
    • Hi Tracy, the organisers said: "The gamer will have to be 12 when participating in the tournament itself."
  5. only one day we can book or our son needs to play for three days?and if our son wins on the first day does he needs to continue the game for another 2 days?
  6. my son wants to take part in the event's does he can play only for one day or does he needs to attend all 3 days?and if he wins game on day 1 does he need's to continue it for another 2 days?
  7. does the childs birth cert do with his expired ID card?as we don't have a valid ID with the photo
  8. Can you attend as spectator?
  9. do I have to attend all days or just the 22nd 23rd and 24th
  10. can I plug a mouse and keyboard into the xbox and play like that
  11. interested in playing in this, im ps4 console player, have over 4,000 earnings and would love to hear back if theres space on any venue, can travel to any one of these events. thanks
  12. Who’s is streaming it
  13. Can pc players play this
  14. Could i not bring my own pc
  15. Do you have to show ID?

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