Swedish eSports organisation Red Reserve have announced their first roster to join battle royale game Fortnite. The current team is an entirely US set-up, with no European players in sight.
Presently, Red Reserve fields Dalton ‘Tempted’ Chamberlin, Daniel ‘Kiwiface’ Dorfman, Alex ‘Complexities’ Zahariev, Jack ‘WallHackJack’ Franzen, and Justin ‘Kryptic’ Pena who will supervise the team’s performance and coach them.
Fortnite has soared to the top of viewership charts for March, displacing League of Legends. Overall, the whole genre stands strong, as battle royale games are slowly shifting into competitive gear.
Meanwhile, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is preparing to hold a Fortnite tournament in April at the newly minted Esports Arena at Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
In recent news, Fortnite caused a solid 10% downturn in the stock of Activision Blizzard (ATVI). Another title that is worth a mention is the H1Z1 Pro League set to launch on 21 April with ticket sales already available.
More eSports powerhouses have signed up rosters for the upcoming competitive fray, including Team SoloMid and Cloud9.
Red Reserve CEO Patrik Andersson considers Fortnite to be a fast-growing title that will lead to more sponsorship deals in the future. Andersson has pointed to the game’s worldwide popularity as well, which has been more palpable in Europe. Whereas Fortnite has overtaken PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) in other European countries, the game remains almost on par in Sweden in terms of players.
Red Reserve have been expanding their eSports teams with the addition of three Hearhstone players, and most notably American champion Cydonia Julien ‘Cydonia’ Perrault.