Warriors pick up two new players, expand into Fortnite
The players will represent the team at the upcoming Fortnite World Cup Finals
Warriors Esports out of New Zealand has added Fortnite to its portfolio of games. After having signed two players, Sam “Twizz” Pearson and Chris “CoverH” Hunt to its club, the Warriors will now head to New York for the Fortnite World Cup Finals to be held later this month. Twizz and CoverH qualified for the tournament in week two when Twizz was a part of Mindfreak.
The entry into Fortnite is a way for the Warriors to expand into other arenas and market its brand to a larger audience. The organization’s co-founder, Cameron Russell, states, “To have two New Zealanders representing Warriors Esports in the World Cup finals is absolutely huge for us.”
Both Twizz and CoverH have been seen in several different Oceanic Fortnite events over the past year and a half. It wasn’t until their qualification to the World Cup, however, that they began to receive global recognition.
Warriors recently picked up Blank Esports, which is mostly involved in Overwatch, as part of its expansion plans. At the time, Warriors CEO Cameron George stated, “We know that many of our current fans are esports fanatics, as are many of our players, and we also hope to engage a different audience by having a presence through this exciting new partnership.”
The Fortnite World Cup kicks off July 26 and concludes July 28. It is organized by Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer, and has a prize pool of $30 million ready to be split among the top finalists.