Epic has revealed the details for its Fortnite World Cup event: it starts on April 13 with 10 weekly Online Open qualifiers followed by the World Cup Finals in July. The company is offering a $1,000,000 prize pool every week of the qualifiers and $30,000,000 will be up for grabs during the Finals. Are you hoping to compete? Here’s everything you need to know.
The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers will start on April 13 and run through June 16. Eligible Fortnite players will have the chance to get payouts from a weekly $1,000,000 prize pool and to qualify for the World Cup Finals.
Epic will invite the top 100 Solo players and top 50 Duos teams from the qualifiers to compete in the Fortnite World Up Finals. The event will take place July 26 – 28 in New York City and will include a $30,000,000 prize pool. According to Epic, each of the Finals players will be guaranteed at least $50,000 and the Solo Champion will get a huge $3,000,000 reward.
Epic is allowing players who are at least 13-years-old to participate in the Fortnite World Cup, though players under the age of 18 will require permission from their parents or guardians. Any participating player must be in good standing with Epic, which means no undisclosed violations. A player previously caught breaking an official rule will need to have fully served their penalty before participating in the event.
Epic isn’t getting rid of its other tournaments, of course, so Fortnite players have other chances to win payouts. The company will be offering $1,000,000 cash tournaments every week through the end of 2019, and they’ll cover more formats and modes than the World Cup. Ultimately, Epic plans to award $100,000,000 over the course of the year.