Fortnite World Cup Features $100 Million Prize Pool

Epic has revealed the primary particulars of the Fortnite World Cup. This World Cup will provide a surprising $100,000,000 in aggressive prizes all through 2019 and can (theoretically) be open to the highest gamers on the planet. 

It all begins with the Online Open qualifiers which run from April 13 to June 16. These qualifiers will see eligible gamers compete for $1,000,000 every week in complete prizes. Eligible gamers will must be not less than 13 years outdated and might have permission from a guardian. The should even have Epic accounts which can be in good standing. Outside of that, the taking part in discipline is large open. 

The high 100 solo gamers and high 50 duo groups will then head to the Fortnite World Cup in NYC from July 26-28. It is there that they may compete for a share of the $30,000,000 prize pool. Everyone who competes will stroll away with $50,000, however the profitable solo mode champion will web $3,000,000. 

Epic has additionally hinted at “enjoyable customized challenges in numerous modes and codecs” that can complement the aggressive play occasions. On high of that, the weekly $1,000,000 tournaments will proceed for the remainder of the 12 months past the conclusion of the World Cup. The tournaments will embody normal aggressive play in addition to a few of these particular modes and codecs that Epic hinted at. 

We knew that Epic was severe about constructing upon Fortnite‘s aggressive scene, however that is fairly the step ahead. That is an enormous prize pool and a variety of competitions to maintain up with all year long. 

Of course, Fortnite stays (by all accounts) one of many world’s hottest video games, so we doubt that Epic goes to wrestle to give you the prize cash. Still, it is fascinating to see them go all-in whilst corporations like Blizzard trim their very own eSports divisions. In any case, it’ll definitely assist them maintain Apex Legends at bay. 

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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