UK streamers sign up to Fnatic’s new Salty Summer Fortnite tournament series

London-based esports organisation Fnatic have launched a new weekly online Fortnite tournament called Salty Summer, with a mix of streamers and pros from across Europe taking part.

It starts tomorrow (Sunday August 12th) and will have 64 players involved. The winning duo will receive $5,000 per tournament.

Some of the biggest UK streamers getting involved include Wizzite, itshaber, TheBurntChip and NepentheZ, the latter of which pleaded guilty to promoting unlawful gambling on a FIFA coins website last year.

The tournament is being launched under the Fnatic GEAR PC accessory brand and aims to become 'one of the main European tournaments' for Fortnite streamers and pros.

Salty Summer tournaments will take place every other weekend throughout August. Competitors will face off online in a double elimination format tournament.

 

"As it stands, a tournament like Salty Summer doesn't currently exist in Europe, so with this in mind and the popularity of Fortnite amongst our fans we decided to create this for ourselves."
Wouter Sleijffers, Fnatic

 

Each weekend, tournaments will be streamed online by the participants directly.

Wouter Sleijffers, Fnatic CEO, said: "As it stands, a tournament like Salty Summer doesn't currently exist in Europe, so with this in mind and the popularity of Fortnite amongst our fans we decided to create this for ourselves. It's another example of the way Fnatic is always looking to.

"This is a brilliant opportunity to unite the streaming and pro community across Europe on a weekly basis, and deliver entertainment and competitive games for our fans."

Fortnite streamer POW3R added: "I cannot wait to start playing in the Salty Summer tournament! We need some tournaments to refresh us from the heat of the sun in Fatal Field!"

For more information about Salty Summer, visit the official website over at saltysummer.gg

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