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Experience the coolest Gaming Holiday Camps with your favourite YouTuber from 10 to 14 August 2020!

Have the kids been playing games at home all summer? Then we would like to challenge them to come and visit the Game Walhalla of Europe in the Rabo Esports Stadium! This will be the coolest summer holiday with Gaming Holiday Camps because several well-known YouTubers will visit us during this week! In the week of Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August, it's time for our Gaming Holiday Camps.

During the Gaming Holiday Camps, kids between the ages of 8 - 13 will play out all aspects of the H20 Esports Campus. They will sit in professional Racing Seats to drive the fastest lap in Formula 1, play tournaments in Fortnite and Rocket League with the Playstation, play sports on the interactive Esports Walls and much more!

Interactive sports programme
The interactive sports programme on the Esports Walls ensures that kids get plenty of exercise. In addition, a special sports activity has been set up outside with free-running, football and basketball. Be sure to bring your sports outfit, it's going to be sweaty!

Every day we close with a show from your favourite game heroes, the show is from 14:30 - 16:00. See the programme of the YouTubers here:

Practical information
The activity leaders are specialists who can tell you the latest tips and tricks. After 16:00 you can have your picture taken with your favourite gamer and receive an esports certificate! The kids can be picked up again from 16:30 from the H20 Esports Campus at Spinnekop 2, 1444GN Purmerend.

One day costs €75, - incl. VAT, per child. Register now for one or more days. Attention, full = full!

Gamers pay attention: Join the AtHome Super League on behalf of the H20 Esports Gaming Club and win fantastic cash prizes

The H20 Esports Gaming Club offers gamers the chance to participate in an esports event with a huge prize pool of $200,000 from home for free! You can join the exclusive Super League - Season Zero championships simply by joining the H20 esports community on Discord. Just download the free AtHome client to take part.

Sjaak Kuil, manager H20 esports: "Our physical esports gaming club cannot open until the Corona measures are eased and schools reopen. But we've looked at what is possible now. Together with our partner ggLeap we can now offer this to local, regional and even national gamers who follow H20. The gamers represent H20 esports and themselves and can win great prizes in the coming weeks.

Sjaak: "I further hope that everyone is doing well during this bizarre period. Take care and stay inside! To make staying indoors a little easier, we would like to announce that we are going to participate in the Super League with the H20 Gaming Club. This is an online league worldwide exclusively for gaming centres where you as a gamer and we as gaming centre can win great prizes. There is a total of about $200k available this weekend! Participation is free! ;)" 

What can you win with the AtHome Super League?
1st place $500
2nd - $400
3rd - $300
4th - $200
5th - $100
+ Every week for the next 3 weeks! & extra prizes for H20 as a gaming centre
++ You are on the leaderboard within the H20 environment, show that you are the best in NL

How does the Super League work?
You play one of the PC games listed below after 7 April, your stats are tracked by Overwolf and automatically entered into the Athome system. The best 10 players per game represent the Rabo Esports Stadium worldwide and compete for big prizes. There is also a solo league, which automatically pits you against similar players around the world. You can just play your game at home and your scores will be compared. Again, more info at the admins 😉 of the discord.

- Fortnite
- Dota 2
- League of Legends
- Apex Legends

Want to join?
Do you want to join? Great! Give your mail to an admin and then download the Athome client here: 

Mega prize money in esports: $100 million

The amount of prize money in esports, where gamers play competitions in front of their computer, is increasing. This week, the American gaming company Epic Games announced that it would be providing $100 million in prize money for the first esport season of 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'. That should give the, at this moment, most popular game among young people an extra boost.

Prize money esports is growing rapidly

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Image - Prize money esports. Amounts in $ mln. - With Fortnite, the prize money rises to a record in 2018.

The prize money for Fortnite is almost as high as the total prize money that was awarded to all esport competitions in 2017. This illustrates the increasing attention that is paid to esport, especially among young people. Nowadays, esports competitions even take place in stadiums full of supporters. Companies also see commercial opportunities because of the ever-growing attention and sponsor events or players.

Epic Games doesn't earn anything with the basic version of the game. It is free of charge. However, the company does earn a lot of money with options in the game. This way, players can buy a different look for the character they play with. Per person it is a small amount of money, but with millions of players the total can increase quickly. According to SuperData Research, the in-game purchases of Fortnite generated $126 million, in February alone.

Dota 2 so far the biggest

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Image - Prize money in esports in 2018 so far, excluding Fortnite. Amounts in $ million.

Dota 2 leader in prize money

In terms of prize money, Fortnite will go beyond the current largest esport games. So far, Dota 2 has been the leader, paying out almost $10 million in prize money worldwide in 2018. In total, the counter for all esports is $141 million in prize money, spread over 918 tournaments, according to data from Esports Earnings. This is calculated from the first esports competition of Dota 2 in 2013.