Esports

Fortnite returns after 2-day blackout with makeover, updates

A Fortnite tournament
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Developer Epic Games has revamped Fortnite, calling its update "Chapter 2," and adding an uncharted map, new gameplay features and a full makeover after its universe was sucked into a virtual black hole on Sunday, the Verge reports.

Background: Chapter 2 is the popular video game's first progression since it launched its controversial Season X at the beginning of August. Before Tuesday morning's reveal, Fortnite underwent a 2-day, in-game event that destroyed its original island landscape.

Esports developer Nerd Street Gamers raises $12 million in funding

Nerd Street Gamers, a Philadelphia-based developer of local training and competition facilities for esports, raised $12 million in Series A funding.

Why it matters: Esports has been growing ahead of its physical infrastructure, so back-build is needed to protect existing investments — both on the professional and amateur sides.