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Strong performance from esports team at Gamers8 Fortnite event

Manchester City’s esports professionals secured three top 10 finishes as the world’s best players competed against each other at the Gamers8 Fortnite event in Saudi Arabia.

The $2 million tournament, which was the first major in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic, saw players compete in 44 teams of two in both a traditional Battle Royale and a zero build game, with $1 million prize money available in each format.

Hellfire, Skram and Threats were City’s representatives in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, where they won a combined total of $272,200 in three separate duos with other professionals.  

Hellfire was in a duo with Trippern. They finished second to win $150,000 in the zero build event and 13th in the Battle Royale which secured $10,000.

Skram claimed fourth spot in the Battle Royale, winning $75,000 alongside his partner Andilex, to add to the $10,800 they won for an 11th placed finish in the zero build.

Threats, who was in a team with Mackwood, finished ninth in the zero build competition, winning $20,000 and collected $6,400 for a 30th placed ranking in the Battle Royale.

Everyone at Manchester City congratulates Hellfire, Skram and Threats on their performances at Gamers8.

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