Epic Games, the organization behind Fortnite World Cup have announced the details of their upcoming World cup. The information include, dates, venues, prize-pools and qualifying details.
The Road To Fortnite World Cup
Each week between April 13th and June 16th there will be open tournaments running in Fortnite. These opens will determine which players are selected to enter the final Fortnite World Cup roster.
Each of these tournaments also carries its own prize pool. This puts $1,000,000 at stake once a week for the entire run-up to the Fortnite World Cup. With this kind of prize money at stake, even these qualifying rounds should be entertaining.
Anyone over the age of 13 is eligible to enter these tournaments to have a shot at winning the prize pool and qualifying for the World Cup. From the results of these opens, the top 100 Solo players and top 50 Duos teams will be selected for entering into the Fortnite World Cup Finals.
The Fortnite World Cup
After the qualifying rounds are over, the players will compete in the actual tournament in New York City over July 26-28. The prize pool for this event is $30,000,000.
When combined with the pay-outs for the qualifying rounds, the Fortnite World Cup will cost Epic at least $40,000,000 making it the biggest prize pool for an event in Esports ever, beating DOTA 2’s previous record.
Every single player who competes in the Fortnite World Cup will be guaranteed a pay-out of at least $50,000.
This tournament goes a long way towards helping Epic hit their goal of spending $100,000,000 in prize money over the course of 2019.