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Fortnite ESL Katowice: How to watch, schedule and format

Everything you need to know about following the upcoming Fortnite tournament.

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Our guide to the Fortnite ESL Katowice event explains how to watch the stream, the schedule of play and the formats being used.

A new major Fortnite tournament is about to get under way this weekend, and this time it's the turn of IEM Katowice to host the battle royale behemoth.

There's a generous $600,000 of prize money on the table, with the action spread across two weekends of competitive play. The first will be Polish-only, while the second will see international players competing against one another.

In this article we've outlined everything you need to know about following the competition. We've got a schedule of play, details of how to watch the stream, and how the prize money will be awarded.

Fortnite ESL Katowice: Dates and Start Times

In this section we've broken down the complete schedule of play for the Fortnite ESL Katowice tournament:

February 23rd-24th 2019 (Polish)

The first round of the competition takes place between February 23rd and 24th and will be a Solos tournament for Polish players only. The prize money on offer is $100,000.

The competition will take place at the following times on both days.

  • 11:00am GMT
  • 12:00pm CET
  • 03:00am PT
  • 06:00am ET

March 1st-3rd 2019 (International)

The international leg of the competition consists of three day of competitive play.

March 1st will be a Solos tournament with a $100,000 prize pool.

March 2nd-3rd will be a Duos tournament where $400,000 is up for grabs.

Start times on each day are the same as for the Polish event which we've detailed above.

Fortnite ESL Katowice: Stream

The entire tournament will be broadcoast on the official Fortnite Twitch channel. Here's an embed so you can jump in right away when the event is live:

Fortnite ESL Katowice: Scoring

There are two different scoring systems in effect for the Fortnite ESL Katowice, one for Solos and one for Duos.

Here's how the ranking format looks in each case:

Solos

  • Eliminations: 5 Points
  • Victory Royale: 65 Points
  • 2nd: 58 Points
  • 3rd: 56 Points
  • 4th Place: 54 Points
  • 5th Place: 52 Points

Duos

  • Eliminations: 5 Points
  • Victory Royale: 65 Points
  • 2nd: 56 Points
  • 3rd: 52 Points
  • 4th Place: 48 Points
  • 5th Place: 44 Points

Fortnite ESL Katowice: Prize Money

Here's a breakdown of how prize money will be allocated based on rankings in each format:

Solos

The top 20 highest ranking players will receive prize money for reaching the following Solos positions:

  • 1st: $20,000
  • 2nd: $16,000
  • 3rd: $12,000
  • 4th: $8,000
  • 5th-6th: $6,000
  • 7th-10th: $4,000
  • 11th-16th: $2,000
  • 17th-20th: $1,000

Duos

The top 20 highest ranking players will receive prize money for reaching the following Duos positions:

  • 1st: $80,000
  • 2nd: $64,000
  • 3rd: $48,000
  • 4th: $32,000
  • 5th-6th: $24,000
  • 7th-10th: $16,000
  • 11th-16th: $8,000
  • 17th-20th: $4,000

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