Fortnite is getting ready to kick off its $30+ million World Cup event
Let me hold a $20.
Epic Games has been talking about its $100 million prize pool for Fortnite for a while now, and now the company has released details on its huge, multi-week event that has prizes totaling over $30 million.
Starting on April 13, Epic Games will host weekly qualifiers for Fortnite players to participate in. Each week, $1 million will be on the line for players to compete for. These weekly qualifiers will continue through June 16. The only stipulations to the tournament are that players must be at least 13 years old and their Epic account must be in good standings. For people between 13-17, parental permission is required.
Once the weekly qualifiers are completed, the Fortnite World Cup Finals will be held in New York City on July 26-28. During the World Cup Finals, the prize pool goes into maximum overdrive, totaling $30 million.
Each player that makes it to the World Cup Finals (top 100 Solo players, top 50 Duos teams) is guaranteed to take home at least $50,000 in prize money. The winner of the Solo competition will take home $3 million, but I am admittedly a bit confused because I see no mention of the top prize for Duos.
Epic also notes that it will host other, non-battle royale events at the World Cup Finals, but I’m not really sure who will be eligible to compete in those events. It also doesn’t mention anything about prizes.
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