The Fortnite World Cup has an absolutely insane $100 million prize pool

Announced recently, the Fortnite Cup is an absolutely mammoth esports event. With a $100 million USD prize pool — yes, 100 million dollars!! — the Fortnite World Cup might be the richest esports event in the world. 

The World Cup will take place in New York City July 26 through 28 with a $30,000,000 prize pool. It will see the top 100 solo players and top 50 Duos teams worldwide converge to do battle. Every single player who participates will be guaranteed $50,000 USD while the Fortnite World Cup Solo champion will earn a cool $3,000,000.

This isn’t playtime any more friends. These are the big bikkies.

Fortnite World Cup 2019

Earning your way to the World Cup will take place within 10 weekly qualifiers. These will run from April 13 through June 16 and each week, players will be fighting for $1,000,000 USD. Only eligible players will be able to participate and according to Epic Games, eligibility means;

A player must be at least 13 years old (or such other age, of greater, as may be required in such player’s country of residence).

Players between the ages of 13 and 17 (or such other age, if greater, as may be required in such player’s country of residence) must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Players must be in good standing with respect to any Epic accounts registered by said player, with no undisclosed violations.

Players must also be free of or served fully any penalties from previously breaking any official Epic rules. The event is void wherever restricted or prohibited by law. Additional eligibility terms and conditions apply. 

For Fortnite fans who aren’t into Battle Royale, Epic will be hosting special World Cup events with custom challenges using different modes and formats. Even after the World Cup in New York, $1,000,000 USD weekly tournaments will run throughout the year. Rather than focus solely on Battle Royale, these tournaments will use a variety of modes and formats to help provide the widest possible playing field.

Epic has also announced that it will provide tournament tools and prizes to partners in select regions. This is to ensure that the full $100,000,000 USD is awarded in 2019.

For updates on the World Cup, stay tuned to Fortnite’s social channels.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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