Scotland is hosting the world’s best Fortnite players as they go head to head in person on Saturday for a prize pool of more than £100,000.
Along with two UK teams, entrants from around the world have travelled to take part in the first tournament of its kind of British soil – in front of a live audience at Edinburgh’s The McEwan Hall.
Players taking part in the Red Bull Contested esports event include Jaden ‘Wolfiez’ Ashman, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Foss Andersen, Thomas ‘Th0masHD’ Høxbro Davidsen, Harry ‘Veno’ Pearson and Zachariah ‘Pinq’ Siddall.
Three players will be representing UK team Tundra Esports – Pinq, Setty and Archie, the UK’s biggest Fortnite streamer with almost 100k followers.
“I’ve bever been to Scotland, this is my first time here,” Pinq told Esports News UK, “I was walking around earlier and it doesn’t seem like there’s much to do, but I could be wrong.”
Red Bull Contested is a unique solos Fortnite format created specifically for the event. The players will battle across eight intense rounds, but with an additional twist on the traditional points system.
For the final four rounds, eliminations will be worth double points, forcing players to adopt new aggressive strategies to stay in the hunt for the crown, while also incentivising the lower-ranked players to play more aggressively, promising fans an “unforgettable” finale.
“The people we’re playing against are the normal set lobby it’s been for the last year or so, so I’m not really focused on anyone else,” Pinq said, “In terms of my expectations, maybe a top five I’d be happy with.”
The other UK team, Guild Esports, has members Hen and Anas competing.