North American esports and gaming organisation FaZe Clan has partnered with Hulu’s animated TV show Solar Opposites to host a new Fortnite tournament in early July 2022.
Dubbed the Solar Opposites FaZe Elite Cup, the $50,000 (~£40,600) tournament will gather amateur and professional Fortnite players from North America.
The tournament will include an open qualifier for interested players from the North American region. The best-qualified players will get the chance to participate in the grand finals. There will be both solo and duo tournaments taking place, with $10,000 (~£8,400) and $40,000 (~£32,500) prize pools.
Throughout the tournament, FaZe Clan will also host a number of activations and giveaways for viewers.
This is also one of the rare times an esports tournament is used as a promotional tool for a release of a streaming series. Solar Opposites is scheduled to release its third season in July 2022.
Activision organised a similar tournament, albeit in a different game. The Warzone Rebirth Island Tournament was a jointly organised event by Activision and Amazon Prime.