Fortnite World Cup Announced With $100 Million Prize Pool In 2019
Anyone From Around the Globe Can Participate
As earlier we heard news about Fortnite setting up a huge lump sum of $100 million for its E-sports plans. Today during its live celebrity-streamer ProAm tournament in Los Angeles during E3. Epic games revealed its plan on Fortnite World Cup that is going to happen next year. The prize money that is $100 million will be distributed among many “organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world,” as it says in developer’s blog post.
Epic vs Blizzard
A video was released by Epic Games in their official Fortnite Youtube channel. It conveys “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,” Although Blizzard also conducts World Cup every year for Overwatch, it has also started its Overwatch league. However, Epic Games don’t want to follow which is a regular approach towards E-sports by every major game.
Along with this many details are also revealed such as qualifiers for Fortnite World Cup will begin around fall this year. Thus setting up the stage for World Cup in late 2019. As it is going to be first E-sports tournament by Epic they surely are going to plan something better than rest of the Gaming E-sports Tournaments. They should make the Fortnite world cup as a knockout with many top streamers from all around the globe. Not just the usual good players that we see in every event happening for Fortnite.
Here’s the full details from Epic’s blog post:
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!