Epic Recruits Overwatch League Commissioner to Work on Fortnite Esports

By Rebecca Smith,
You would probably find it fair to say that Fortnite is doing pretty well right now. The game continues to create over 100 million viewing hours on Twitch, and remains a higly popular streaming title on other platforms. It continues to dominate our Xbox Gameplay Chart too. Despite this, developer Epic Games is always looking to improve their title's performance, and their latest plan is to recruit current Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer to improve Fortnite's esports experience.

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Nate Nanzer revealed he was leaving The Overwatch League at Activision Blizzard for "a new opportunity". Epic Games has since confirmed to gamesindustry.biz that the aforementioned opportunity is to work on "competitive Fortnite" with them. The news follows Epic's dedication to providing another $100 million prize pool for Fortnite esports events in 2019.

Meanwhile, the current CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, Pete Vlastelica, will be the man replacing Nanzer as the commissioner of The Overwatch League. He stated that" we have the best team in the business working incredibly hard to realize the vision we set out to create years ago, and I'll be working very closely with our staff, the teams and partners to do just that."
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.