Do you love Fortnite and have a plan to be a professional Fortnite player and join World Cup to earn some money? Before trying to collect money by being a professional Fortnite player, you need to know how to collect it from World Cup.
In order to collect your earnings from World Cup, please follow these steps. The first thing that you have to do is to go to the Esport page of Epic Games. You need to log in to the site using your Epic Games account that you used for the applicable competition. Do not forget that access to this link is only granted to verified winners. Please keep in mind that logging into the incorrect account may result in a delay in processing or your disqualification as a potential winning player, in which case you will not be entitled to win any prizes in connection with the applicable event.
Then, select your preferred method to get your prize and fill out the additional required information. Apparently, PayPal auto-declines transactions over $20,000 USD for non-business accounts. If the prize estimate is over $20,000, you are recommended to use the bank account option. Another important thing to take a note 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 you have to do is to select your Tax Region and provide the requested information. For everyone who lives in the United States, the requested information include name on tax ID, Social Security Number or SSN, and address (city, state, zip). As for those who live outside the United States, the requested information include name on tax ID, and address (city, postal code, region if applicable, and country). In case 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, please click on the Release Form/W9/W8BEN Docusign link located at the bottom of the page and follow the new window to the Docusign website. You need to fill out all of the requested information in the Docusign form. For the W8-BEN, please take a note that number 5 is when you are unsure, so make sure to contact a personal tax adviser. Meanwhile, number 6 is the individual tax identifier of your country. This one is similar to SSN or TIN.
After finishing the Docusign, the last thing that should be done is to go back to the Epic Games page and click Submit in order to complete the process. If you need an additional assistance, Epic Games is regularly updating the Competitive Payment FAQ. Feel free to visit Epic Games if you have any question about earnings from World Cup.