Blue Star’s Guild Esports (GILD) announced that its Fortnite pro player Anas El-Abd (“Anas”) came in first in an online Fortnite competition organised by Epic Games and YouTube personality Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson. MrBeast has the fourth most subscribed channel on YouTube with 129 million subscribers.
Anas’ victory in “MrBeast’s Exterme Survival Challenge” competition was confirmed on January 17 2023 by Epic Games, the publisher of Fortnite. Anas won US$1m in prize money, of which a small portion will go to Guild in line with industry practice and contractual agreements.
Jasmine Skee, CEO of Guild Esports, commented:
“Many congratulations to Anas, who has proven yet again that he is among the world’s best Fortnite players. We are delighted by his success, which underscores the exceptional talent within Guild’s teams and has given Guild increased brand exposure and brought the Company a share of tournament winnings. Winning tournaments, reaching ever-larger audiences and gaining new fans is exactly what our brand partners expect, and this success helps support our ongoing discussions with potential new sponsors.”