Fortnite is beginning to make waves in the esports scene, with prize money growing and the quality and quantity of tournaments ever increasing.
However, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite’s biggest competitor in the battle royale genre, is hoping to recapture it’s crown… By copying it’s rival.
PUBG will be holding a streamer/celebrity Pro-Am tournament as part of Amazon Prime Day next week.
Named the Squad Showdown, teams of celebrities and streamers will be fighting to become the winner, winner, chicken dinner. The most notable guest will be electronic DJ Deadmau5, who will also be showcasing some of his new music as part of the event. The artist will reveal new music from his upcoming Mau5ville Vol 1 album.
The organisers have yet to reveal the full list of celebrities taking part. However, they have provided some insight into the quality of the participants that will be involved.
Some of the biggest streamers on video game streaming platform Twitch will be taking part, including: Shroud, DrDisRespectLIVE, AnneMunition, Chocotaco, chad, anthony_kongphan, Ashek, Lil_Lexi, DizzyKitten, Tsm_viss, Luzu, Tsm_smak, GoldGlove, GiantWaffle, N0thing, and Trick2g.
The format has been brazenly taken from Fortnite, which has invited celebrities to compete in tournaments alongside famous faces from the streamer community before. Notably at E3, where the likes of Marshmello and Desiigner competed alongside the likes of Ninja and Myth.
PUBG and Fortnite are in a constantly battle to one-up each other. However, given their similarities, they only end up doing the same thing. PUBG publishers PUBG Corp. recently filed a lawsuit against Epic Games in Korea, accusing the Fortnite publisher of intellectual property theft.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Squad Showcase details
Those that want to watch the Squad Showdown event should head here at 7pm BST on Thursday, 13 July.
The Unboxing Prime Day event promises entertainment, giveaways, exclusive content and reveals and much more.