With the trailer release of the new Battlefield 5 Battle Royale gamemode, Firestorm, we can’t help but wonder what the trajectory of these games are.
A Battle Royale game is on in which players land on an map (usually an island) by some means of transportation (usually by jumping out of a plane). The players then must collect weapons, loot, and must fight all other players to be the winner of the game. You can also team up with your friends on these games to bring your ‘squad’ to victory.
Throughout the past year, we have witnesses almost every game franchise release their version of the game mode. Whether a game has a Battle Royale mode and if it is good can make or break the game. This is why we have seen companies and franchises release games like Apex Legends, Danger Zone, Fortnite, Blackout, PUBG, and most recently, Firestorm.
The uprise of the Battle Royale genre brought brought money not only to the developers of the games and their company, but also to the best of the best who enjoy playing it. Games like Fortnite bring in over $100 million monthly due to their popularity and worldwide success of their Battle Royale game mode.
The Battle Royale genre also brought a boom of streamers on platforms like Amazon’s 'Twitch'. A select few of these streamers play these games like Fortnite and Apex Legends at an extremely high level. Most notably, Richard Tyler Blevins who goes by the name 'Ninja' and Michael Grzesiek who goes by 'Shroud' who have become the face of the Battle Royale genre are making hundreds of thousands of dollars every month just for both playing these games and sharing it to people worldwide.
This is why we support college programs in their ventures into these games. All of this being said, we here at CERD do believe that Battle Royale is not going anywhere any starting in the Spring of 2019 we will be releasing tournaments and likewise events in these games.
Sources: Forbes, The Gamer,