Ministry of Sport

New Zealand Warriors Esports Team To Compete At Fortnite World Cup Finals In New York

Two members of the New Zealand Warrior’s esports team have qualified for the finals of the world’s biggest esports tournament, set to take place in New York from July 26-28.

Upper Hutt’s Sam ‘Twizz’ Pearson and Auckland’s Chris ‘CoverH’ Hunt will compete against 49 other duos for a whopping prize pool of $US30 million at the sold-out Fortnite World Cup finals, just a month after the NRL club ramped up their involvement in the esports space.

Fortnite is one of the world’s biggest free-to-play console games, making $2.2 billion for its developer Epic Games last year.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney