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Four days. Two tournaments. $2,000,000 in prize money. What an event!

The Gamers8 Fortnite LAN in Saudi Arabia concluded this weekend with EpikWhale & Malibuca emerging as champions in Battle Royale Duos. They netted a cool $125,000 each, having already secured an additional $50k a piece in the Zero Build event.

It all came down to the very last moments in what was undeniably one of the craziest endings we’ve ever seen. Both Chapix & zAndy and Kami & Setty were within touching distance too, but it was the international duo, playing together for the first time ever, who clutched up when it counted.

Malibuca even received a staggering $100,000 bonus for being crowned MVP!

Battle Royale Top 5

1st - EpikWhale & Malibuca ($250,000)

2nd - Chapix & zAndy ($150,000)

3rd - Kami & Setty ($100,000)

4th - Andilex & Skram ($75,000)

5th - Hen & Queasy ($50,000)

Pinq & Anas lifted the Zero Build trophy on Friday, also splitting the $250,000 prize for 1st.  They were in 5th place going into the final match and pulled off a huge 12-kill 3rd to jump to the top of the leaderboard.

Zero Build Top 5

1st - Pinq & Anas ($250,000)

2nd - Hellfire & Trippern ($150,000)

3rd - EpikWhale & Malibuca ($100,000)

4th - Kovaaks & Refsgaard ($75,000)

5th - Liwshe & Stenno ($50,000)

With this being the biggest international competition since the World Cup, the region vs region debate was inevitably going to come up.

Unsurprisingly considering the number of people in attendance from each region, Europe did have the stronger showing on the Battle Royale leaderboard.

However, this wasn’t the most accurate representation of the current Fortnite landscape. Some of NAE’s best pros, including Bugha and Cented, didn’t attend, while many EU players weren’t playing with their normal teammates.

All in all, Gamers8 put on a fantastic Fortnite tournament. Of course, the location, prize pool, and long list of star players meant a lot of hype, but everything else from the commentary to the scheduling was great too!

Now all eyes are on the FNCS Invitational in November to see how an official Epic Games LAN will look in 2022.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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