TSM Forms Fortnite Roster - What's Next for Fortnite?

If you've been anywhere on social media, Youtube or other networks, it's probable that you've encountered Fortnite, the other battle royale of 2017 alongside the likes of PUBG. It's getting a tonne of attention and support; why shouldn't it? The game is a new outtake on the battle royale game mode and it's completely free for anybody to try out at the moment on console and PC. Such attention and enthusiasm, as with any other title, leads to the penultimate question; what does Fortnite have to offer as an esport? 

We're basing this discussion after receiving the recent news that TSM has formed a full squad for Fortnite: Battle Royale, ahead of any revealing of major events. TSM is one of the first notable organisations to form a roster and it won't be surprising to see more large names pop up in the scene. Regarding the roster, the names of Darryle "Hamlinz" Hamlin, "CaMiLLs" and "Daequan" will join Ali "Myth" Kabbani on the team, ready to leave a mark on the scene. You can tell a game has competitive potential when organisations are taking the initiative to create teams before any notion of major competition. These players are all relatively young and rearing to go, excited to be part of a new game. 

Here's what Darryle "Hamlinz" Hamlin:

"This is really a dream come true. People always told me I'd be a professional gamer, but I definitely want to thank my family and viewers who supported me through thick and thin because this wouldn't have been possible without them. It's just mind blowing that a top dog org like TSM wanted me. Now I'm just ready to show people what TSM Fortnite is all about and take home some LAN victories."

Yet, it's not like EpicGames weren't expecting to create a new scene, having the previous title of Unreal Tournament which is also enjoying a respectable amount of competition. There are in fact tournaments and leagues ongoing within the scene on a small scale. 2018 could be a phenomenal year for Fortnite, having a lot of space for expansion. Last year was the climax of battle royale gaming - 2018 will only build on this with more games and more support;  PUBG being the best example.

Who knows, perhaps Fortnite could have a presence in Malta too? 

Tell us what you think of this prospect in the comments below.

 

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 5th February 2018, 09:05

I'm Gabriel - 19 year-old dental student attending university working as a part-time esports journalist. I've been doing this for 3 years now. Having worked with GMR Entertainment in the past, I've come on board to write some articles this summer :).

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