SACRAMENTO, California — The California State Fair is teaming up with Capitol Fight District to hold the California State Fair Esports Bear Cup Tournament that features the popular videogame Fortnite. The Esports Bear Cup Tournament is the first-ever esports competition at the California State Fair. The competition consists of tournaments that are focused around specific videogames. Super Smash Brothers, NBA 2K, Overwatch, Rocket League and Apex Legend are also featured in the event.
RELATED: Contestants pay $12 to enter in all the competitions with the exception of Rocket League, which is free. The prize is established using $10 of the fee. The remaining $2 is used for service fees. First place wins 70 percent of the prize pot, second place wins 20 percent and third place wins 10 percent. All of the games featured in the tournaments are team-based. Jay Gist, gaming event organizer with Capitol Fight District, said players will be placed with a random group if they do not have a team.
Here is the schedule for the State Fair Esports Bear Cup Tournament:
July 13 — NBA2k
July 14 — Fortnite
July 20 — Super Smash Brothers and Rocket League
July 21 — Overwatch
July 27 — Collegiate Overwatch
July 28 — Apex Legend
The State Fair is also hosting tournaments for children who are 12 and younger for Fortnite and Super Smash Brothers on July 16. GarrettG, who is a professional Rocket League gamer, and Nairo, who is a professional Super Smash Brothers gamer, are set to appear at the State Fair on July 20. WATCH ALSO: California State Fair: How did deep frying food become a thing?
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