Did you just win a new tournament of Fortnite that lets you to compete against professional for pizes? Some of the players who participate in this kind of event and win the tournament are wondering how to get the prize. So, how to claim the prize money easily by Epic Games?
In order to claim the prize monet easily, please follow these instructions. The first thing that should be done is to go to the Esport page of Epic Games. You have to sign in to the site using your Epic Games account that you used for the applicable competition. Remember that access to this link is only granted to verified winners. Please take a note that logging into the incorrect account may result in a delay in processing or your disqualification as a potential winning player. In this case you will not be entitled to win any prizes in connection with the applicable event.
Then, choose the method to get your prize that you want and fill out the additional required information. For your information, PayPal auto-declines transactions over $20,000 USD for non-business accounts. For instance, if the prize estimate is over $20,000, you are recommended to use the bank account option. Another important thing to keep in mind is that any incorrect or incomplete information may result in a delay in processing or your disqualification as a potential winning player, in case you will not be entitled to win any prizes in connection with the applicable event.
The next thing that should be done is to choose your Tax Region and provide the requested information. If you live in the United States, the requested information are name on tax ID, Social Security Number or SSN, and address (city, state, zip). As for everyone who lives outside the United States, the requested information are name on tax ID, and address (city, postal code, region if applicable, and country). If you are below the age of 16 and currently reside in France, Epic Games will need to follow up with you separately in order to distribute your winnings based on local laws.
Before clicking Submit, do not forget to click on the Release Form/W9/W8BEN Docusign link that can be found at the bottom of the page and follow the new window to the Docusign website. You have to fill out all of the requested information in the Docusign form. For the W8-BEN, that number 5 is when you are unsure, so make sure to contact a personal tax adviser. Meanwhile, number 6 is known as the individual tax identifier of your country. This one is similar to SSN or TIN.
After completing the Docusign, the last thing that you need to do is to go back to the Epic Games page and click Submit in order to complete the process. In case you need an additional assistance, Epic Games is regularly updating the Competitive Payment FAQ so please visit the page.