Saturday Realm Royale Tournament
YouTuber Daniel “Keemstar” Keem announced on July 6th plans to host a weekly Realm Royale tournament with a $100,000 prize pool. Originally set to take place July 14th, that date has since been pushed back to the 21st due to scheduling conflicts and a planned update from Hi-Rez studios.
On July 9th, Keemstar released the official ruleset via twitter.
- Teams of Two
- Cannot Double Up Classes
- Placement is a Positive Point Value
- Each Elimination is -1 Point
- 10 Rounds of Play
- Lowest Score After 10 Rounds is the Winner
The rules for the Friday Fortnite tournament do not directly pit opponents against one another. Rather they compete on the same team over which pair can rack up the most kills across two matches. The rules for the Realm Royale tournament pit all teams directly against one another in the same match (or they seem to as far as I can tell). It should make for some exciting head-to-head matchups.
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As of yet, there is no word on a official partner for the tournament. Friday Fortnite is hosted by UMG, but it is unclear if they will be hosting this time around. There is also no official word on who will be participating, but we might expect some big names in competitive gaming. When Keemstar first launched Friday Fortnite, there wasn’t participation from the bigger-name players until week two. However, the established popularity of Keemstar’s Friday Fortnite tournament and the larger prize pool this time around might help attract top-tier talent on the first week. Of course, Realm Royale is not quite as popular as Fortnite. But then again it hasn’t been running as long and Hi-Rez studios is still polishing and perfecting the gameplay.
Friday Fortnite has certainly boosted the popularity and notoriety of Fortnite’s competitive gaming scene, and it looks like Keemstar is set to do the same for Hi-Rez studio’s Battle Royale challenger.