2 Million People Streamed the Fortnite World Cup Finals

, and welcome to the latest edition of The Monitor, WIRED's and . What's happening this fine day? Well, for one, a lot of saw 's movie—and the Finals—this weekend. Also, sci-fi fans : The Expanse is getting another season.

2 Million People Streamed the Fortnite World Cup Finals

For the remaining two people who don’t think Fortnite is , some news: Two million people concurrently live-streamed Sunday's Fortnite World Cup Finals. , those aren't exactly finale viewership numbers, but still quite impressive for a relatively new . That 2 million figure comes from on and , where thousands of folks tuned in to 16-year- Kyle Giersdorf, also known as Bugha, win the $3 million grand prize at Arthur Ashe in , New . "Fortnite is officially a tier 1 esport," Rod Breslau, who tallied the figure, tweeted as the event wrapped up.

The Expanse Is Getting Another Season

Over the weekend at the Association press event, announced that it is giving The Expanse a fifth season. The , which Amazon saved after Syfy canceled it, is based on the bestselling book by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who write under the pen name James S. A. Corey. Season 4 debut on December 13.

Once Upon a … in Had a Big Opening Weekend

Quentin Tarantino has often made very good that aren't necessarily big -makers. That changed this past weekend when Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood gave the his best opening weekend ever. The , set in 1960s and starring and Leonardo DiCaprio, made an estimated $40.4 million domestically, exceeding expectations. That figure also beats Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, which made $38 million in its opening weekend in 2009.


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