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HyperX Sponsors Katowice Royale, ESL's First International Fortnite Competition

HyperX ESL Katowice Royale Hosts Chatting

HyperX provided official sponsorship of ESL's debut international Fortnite competition, ESL Katowice Royale, which took place February 22 - March 3.

ESL Katowice Royale hosted 200 Fortnite professional players and influencers in an epic esports battle to claim a chunk of the meaty prize pool that was up for grabs. Split into two tournaments, the Polish and International competitions took place over two weekends of battle royale action. The Polish Edition took place February 22-24, and saw Poland's budding esports athletes go head-to-head over seven games of Solos and Duos for a prize pool of $100,000 USD. A week later, the International Edition followed on March 1-3 and brought esports organizations worldwide to Katowice, each side eager to secure a part of the impressive $500,000 USD prize pool.

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Split between Solo and Duo events, competitors battled over seven Solos games on Friday March 1, before competing in two days of Duos matches on Saturday and Sunday. The lion's share of the prize pot was contained in the weekend's Duos event, with a total of $400,000 at stake. The winning team of Ghost Saf and NRG Zayt took home $80,000, along with their earnings from the Solo portion of the event. HyperX sponsored side Natus Vincere brought two competitors to the field, with Navi Bowman and Navi Alpha duking it out in the International Edition. The event received over five million views, with viewership of the final Duos match peaking at over 300,000 concurrent viewers.

Boy playing at the Katowice Royale Festival using HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

HyperX delivered cutting-edge gaming peripherals to the event, outfitting PCs and PlayStation 4s with headsets, keyboards, mice, mousepads, SSDs, and more. In addition, the HyperX Esports Truck made its way to Katowice to provide plenty of entertainment on the mobile esports stage. This enormous 18-wheeler truck expands into a gaming stage for up to five mobile players. During Katowice Royal, the HyperX Esports Truck played host to giveaways, cosplay, and gaming competitions while giving players the chance to experience playing with HyperX advantage in person by giving them hands-on access to premium gaming gear like HyperX Cloud headsets.

Check out the HyperX Esports Truck: Big Meta!

"HyperX values its relationship with ESL, and we are excited to be part of history by sponsoring the company's first Fortnite integration at the IEM Expo this year," HyperX director of corporate marketing Daniel Kelley said. "By providing our peripheral products onsite, we hope to emphasize the benefit of using top-of-the-line equipment to enhance gaming."

Looking to catch up on all the action from Katowice Royal? You'll find the full first dy of the International Event embedded below.

Check out the full first day of Katowice Royal!