This prior weekend, we saw Katowice mark its status as one of the greatest cities in esports, with Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and StarCraft II all crowning new champions and making history.

In CS:GO we saw Astralis become back-to-back Major champions, taking down ENCE in a 2-0 grand final that turned out to be the expected one-sided affair we all predicted. In StarCraft II, Eo “soO” Yoon Soo ended Joona “Serral” Sotala dominance over the title to earn himself over $100,000.

However, the Fortnite tournament – dubbed ESL Katowice Royale – is what captured the imagination for the crowd over the weekend. On Friday, competitors sat down to face off for their share of $100,000, playing in solo matches in the very epitome of what battle royale is.

Passions ran wild during the ESL Katowice Royale Passions ran wild during the ESL Katowice Royale Passions ran wild during the ESL Katowice Royale

With a new, improved format for calculating player’s points, the first day of ESL Katowice Royale saw TSM’s newest signing, Vinny “Vinny1x” Gilgan, take the top $20,000 prize, beating out Team Atlantis’ Max “Magin” Merrien by a mere three points. The top 10 standings were as follows: