Fortnite Esports Reality Show Will Award Winners Contracts with G2 Esports
The next big esports reality show is focused on Fortnite. With support from Logitech, the biggest name in esports hardware, along with the popularity of G2 Esports, Making the Squad is destined to be a hit with fans. Contestants on the show will have the chance to win full-time contracts with G2's Fortnite team.
The premise of the show is competition between Fortnite's top gaming influencers. It pulls G2's existing partners – Logitech, Paysafecard, and Esports-Management together for the world's first international, interactive esports casting show. Esports-Management just joined G2 last month.
In its search for the next big Fortnite talent, Making the Squad will put 20 gamers through a grueling series of in-game and on-screen challenges. The entertainment level will be high as each of the hopefuls display their strengths and weaknesses before increasingly massive audiences.
At the end of the eight-week season, the finalists will join G2 leaders in Berlin. There, the organization will determine the top four players from the show, each of whom will receive full-time contracts to create Fortnite content exclusively for G2 Esports.
Unlike other reality shows that have followed existing squads through a tournament series, Making the Squad is more akin to the Survivor-style reality series. It integrates peer-to-peer competition that requires each gamer to develop their own strategy for impressing G2 in each challenge.
The show arrives at a time when Fortnite publisher Epic Games has attained economic sustainability. Last month, Epic raised over $1 billion in funding from high profile industry investors.