The Fortnite World Cup is known as the name of the esports competition that usually held every year. This one is based on the video game called Fortnite, with the inaugural final events taking place between July 26 to 28 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, the United States.
The event named Fortnite World Cup uses two of the game modes available to the video game known as Fortnite. This one is a Battle Royale game where up to 100 players airdrop onto the island without any weapons, armor, and healing items, as well as using their pickaxe in order to knock down existing features to gather wood, stone, and metal resources. Everything must be done whole avoiding attacks from the other players, as well as staying within a shrinking circle on the map or risk taking fatal damage outside it.
The developer of Fortnite called Epic Games has revealed more details on its previously announced Fortnite World Cup and it will boast a $30 million prize pool. Taking place over July 26 to 28, 100 solo players and 50 duos will go to New York to compete in the event. Every player who takes part is guaranteed at least $50,000 in winnings.
The news about it comes from the esports update from Epic Games, where they also explained how it planned and on giving away much of its pledged $100 million prize pot for the 2019 season. There will be 10 weekly online qualifiers for the event named Fortnite World Cup starting April 13, with $1,000,000 on the line each of them.
Furthermore, Epic Games will continue to dish out $1,000,000 each week through to the end of the year through separate tournaments, that will feature a wider variety of modes and formats. They will also provide tournament tools and prizing to choose partners in order to improve the presence of Fortnite esports in further countries and regions.
The Fortnite World Cup was announced for the first time during the Fortnite’s ProAm event at E3 in June last year. Epic Games first pledged to distribute $100 million in tournament winnings last May, alongside with the release of details on the first ever official esports push of the game.
The biggest prize in esports to date came from Dota 2’s “The International 8” that saw OG take home $11,234,158 in prize money of total $25,532,177, working out at more than $2,000,000 a player. They have now smashed that out of the water, with a staggering $3,000,000 guaranteed to the winner of the solo discipline.
The insider of esports says that Epic Games certainly is not messing about when it comes to the esports presence of Fortnite. While some people might look down their nose at the game or straight up ridicule its competitive efforts, this one is the biggest prize pool an esports event has ever had and displays the dedication of Epic Games towards the industry. $50,000 is able to genuinely after the lives of people for the better, and that is the minimum winnings from the World Cup.