The Gillette Cup Will Return This Year Featuring Fortnite
The Gillette Cup featuring Fortnite makes its return for 2023, as the Gillette Gaming Alliance has a brand new esports roster.
Gillette revealed this morning that they are bringing back the Gillette Cup featuring Fortnite being the focus, featuring a new Gillette Gaming Alliance lineup. The annual esports event is back for two days as they will hold a new tournament designed to unite global streamers as they compete for a $50k cash prize. All of which will happen on the new "Gillette Face-Off" island, developed with Fortnite's built-in Creative toolset. Those looking to check out the island may do so using the code (6674-8139-7577), as the festivities will kick off on June 1st. Along with the news came the reveal of the all-new Gillette Gaming Alliance members, some of which are brand new to the team and a few others who have returned. We got more info on the event and more below.
"The tournament will kick off with the Regionals Round, where eight (8) teams of "Duos," representing eight (8) countries/regions will compete – totaling 64 teams and 128 players across the globe. Participants will represent Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and USA/Canada. Using a points system, teams will be randomly placed on the "Gillette Face-Off" island and compete in multiple rounds of Zero Build matches. The top 16 teams from Regionals will compete for the opportunity to advance to the Semi-Finals and be divided into two (2) groups of eight (8) Duos. These 16 teams will continue to compete in multiple rounds of the "Gillette Face-Off" island. The top four (4) Duos from each group will advance to the Finals to form a single lobby and compete in multiple rounds of the Gillette Cup custom island. The Duos will be scored using the points system and awarded cash prizing based on how they rank. The last Duo standing will be named winner of the Gillette Cup!"
"The celebrated return of the Gillette Cup featuring Fortnite is a testament to our previous successes and deepening relationship with Gillette Gaming Alliance members to provide meaningful and impactful experiences to the gaming community," explains Daniel Ordonez, Gillette Global Brand Franchise Leader. "We are looking forward to cheering on our Alliance members and engaging with Fortnite's community – while, most importantly, meeting them where they thrive in a truly fun and authentic way."
"I have had a blast streaming for the Gillette Gaming Alliance this year and providing awesome content and experiences to my community on behalf of the brand," shares Fortnite pro Andre Rebelo, also known as TypicalGamer, Gillette Gaming Alliance member representing North America. "I remember tuning into the Gillette Cup last year and thinking it was epic. So, I am really excited to be a part of it myself this year – and I hope to bring home the W for my fans and followers."