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Fortnite, Rocket League among games in first-ever esports tournament at 2019 California State Fair

The California State Fair is hosting an Esports competition that will include the popular game Fortnite.

SACRAMENTO, California — The California State Fair is teaming up with Capitol Fight District to hold the first ever California State Fair Esports Bear Cup Tournament, featuring the popular video game Fortnite.

The competition consists of tournaments that are focused around specific video games, including Super Smash Brothers, NBA 2K, Overwatch, Rocket League and Apex Legend.


Contestants pay $12 to enter in all the competitions with the exception of Rocket League, which is free. First place wins 70 percent of the 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 California 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 California 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 California State Fair on July 20.

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