Epic Breaks Down the ‘Fortnite’ World Cup $100 Million Prize Pool

Epic Breaks Down the ‘Fortnite’ World Cup $100 Million Prize Pool

Epic Breaks Down the ‘Fortnite’ World Cup $100 Million Prize Pool

Epic Games will host weekly $1M tournaments throughout 2019 in order to distribute the remainder of its promised $100M prize pool for the season.

After 10 online qualifiers, the finals will be held in NY from 26-28 July, where the top 100 solo players and the top 50 two-person teams from around the world will compete for a prize pool of more than $30m (£23m). Every single player who qualifies and competes in the finals is guaranteed at least $50,000-a prize that's worth more than the average wage in a lot of countries.

The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers will start on April 13 and run through June 16. But Epic is making an investment to ensure competitive Fortnite players don't wander off to new games anytime soon. According to Epic Games, they broke the previous high concurrent player count by about 2.5 million players.

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Eligible "Fortnite" competitors must be at least 13 years of age, and players under 17 will need permission from a parent or legal guardian.

In addition, the Fortnite World Cup Finals event will also feature "fun custom challenges in different modes and formats", with the aim of widening its appeal beyond Battle Royale players and, it would seem, into territory inhabited by fans of the game's building and creative modes. $50,000 can genuinely alter peoples' lives for the better and that's the minimum winnings from the World Cup - incredible!

As for the rest of the cash, it will be distributed among more $1 million weekly tournaments that will continue through the end of the year.

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