Fortnite World Cup 2019 has $100 million prize money and is ‘open to all’

Talha Saqib Written by Talha Saqib · 1 min read>

Yesterday at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, the developers of Fortnite – Epic Games announced some further details about the upcoming first world tournament of the game – being called as ‘Fortnite World Cup’. Fortnite is a co-op third-person shooting game where players can explore maps, craft weapons, build forts and do more in order to survive.

However, the title is renowned for one of its game modes ‘Battle Royale’, in which 100 players fight against each other individually or in a form of teams in a shrinking arena. Though the mode is inspired from other games, Fortnite has made so good use of it that it hasn’t been a year since the game’s release and the company is already boasting 125 million players worldwide.

Coming to the point, Fortnite World Cup will be the first official competition of the game and will commence in late 2019 with qualifications starting early in the fall of this year. As previously disclosed that there would be a $100 million prize money but it has now been revealed that the amount would be split between different organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world.

Moreover, the team has mentioned that the world cup would be open to everyone. The qualification would be based entirely on the merit and there will be not selling of teams or franchises by third-party leagues or Epic Games itself.

The official blog post states:

“We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Whether you’re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.

What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe. Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.

This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.

Rules, Player Code of Conduct, specifics about platforms and Fall 2018 schedule are on the way. If you’re interested in learning more about Fortnite competitive play sign up here. Stay tuned for more!”

Fortnite is available on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and iOS. It has also been announced for the Android and iOS and just recently been released for Nintendo Switch.

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Written by Talha Saqib
Well, I am Talha. An introverted fellow pursuing a degree in Computer Science from FAST-NUCES. In past, I've been a freelance graphic designer which I still am to some extent. My deep interest in technology and reporting has made me do what I do here - cover tech news. I may look like a nerd but I am more about movies, TV shows, anime, art and especially video games. In any case, you can reach me out on Twitter: TalhaSaqib101 and Facebook: talha.saqib.9 Profile