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Fancy yourself a star Fortnite player? You could win your share of $20,000 at this weekend’s Melbourne Esports Open

One of the pro gaming’s biggest events is set to take place in Melbourne, Australia this weekend, and you could form part of the action.

ESL and TEG Live have announced that Fortnite at the Melbourne Esports Open will this year feature an increased $20,000 AUD prize pool across all open and charity tournaments, with the game’s developer, Epic Games, getting heavily involved in the action.

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If you fancy yourself as somewhat of a skilled Fortnite player, you could well work your way up to play in Margaret Court Arena over the course of the weekend (August 31 – September 1), and having your skills broadcast online to millions across the globe on Twitch.

Of the $20,000 prize pool available, $15,000 will be distributed to winners of open competitions running throughout the weekend.

A Charity Showmatch on Saturday will also feature a $5,000 prize pool, with prizes being donated to the winners’ nominated charities.

The event, headlined by the League of Legends OPL and Overwatch Contenders Australia finals at Rod Live Area, along with the Fortnite Stage in Margaret Court Area, is the premier esports event in the country, showcasing some of the best LoL, Overwatch and Fortnite players in the world across one epic weekend.

For more information, check out the official Melbourne Esports Open website.

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