A few days back, Fortnite has announced $100 million tournament prize pool for 2019. Epic games have revealed its further details during the ProAm tournament taking place at E3, Los Angles. The company has announced that $100 million prize pool will be part of competitions which will be named as Fortnite World Cup.
Fortnite Battle Royale which has been released in September 2017, became very popular throughout the world due to its intense Battle Royale gameplay, a variety of modes and skins for players and fantastic weaponry. What Fortnite Battle Royale did right is, they never let the players get bored. They managed to get the players engaged and kept the Fortnite topic, a matter for discussion by the inclusion of the new game modes almost every week.
Fortnite World Cup 2019
Epic games in their official blog post have mentioned they will be taking a different approach for Fortnite competitive sports from other esports leagues like CS:GO, Overwatch. The company has stated that “This is for you, the player’s Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup 2019 will be based entirely on merit, as the company will not be selling teams or franchise and also won’t allow the third party leagues to do so either”.
The qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup 2019 will begin from the fall of this year. The format and structure of the tournament have not been revealed yet. But as most of the competitive sports goes for playoffs for the tournament, it might follow the same adaption of the knockout-style tournament.
Epic games official blog post
In less than a year, Fortnite has grown to 125 million players. To celebrate the community and embrace competitive play, last month we announced that Epic will be providing $100,000,000 to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions during the 2018-2019 season. Today, we’re excited to share more details!
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!