That's a lot of zeroes. Like, a lot. One hundred million dollars for Fortnite Battle Royale competitions from Epic Games. Currently the world's biggest game, making the leap to esports makes sense, though as per the announcement Epic Games notes that its approach will be slightly different.
Stating, "We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different - we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game."
Which sounds like a mix between community tournaments and live streaming as opposed to stadium or arena approach seen by other titles. We'll find out more in the coming weeks, but in the meantime - that's a lot of zeroes.