Epic Games has revealed the first details about its Fortnite World Cup, a competition to decide the world’s best Fortnite players with a sizable cash prize pool for the top contenders.
Set to be held in New York City July 26-28, the competition will see the world’s top 100 solo players and top 50 duo players compete against one another for the title of the world’s best players, and a portion of the tournament’s $30 million prize pool.
The winner of the solo championship will receive a $3 million cash prize, with $50,000 provided to all of the other competitors who qualify for the main competition.
The competitors for the main competition will be decided with 10 weekly online qualifiers held between Apr. 13 and June 16. Each qualifier will have a $1 million prize pool to be distributed among its winners and competitors accordingly.
Cash prize tournaments won’t end after the main tournament is held though. Tournaments with $1 million prize pools will continue to be held throughout the rest of the year.
These tournaments will feature a wider variety of modes and variations than those offered in the lead-up to the World Cup. Likewise, they’ll also act as a way for Epic to select partners for future Fortnite tournaments and events around the world.
To participate in the World Cup and any of the events leading up to it however, players will need to meet a few strict eligibility requirements.
Players must be at least 13 years of age, and those between the age of 13 and 17 must have permission to compete and attend the events from a legal guardian.
Likewise, all players who wish to compete must have an account that is in good standing with Epic games and its rules. Those who have been in violation of any of rules must have served fully any penalties before they can register to compete.
Fortnight fans can look forward to participating in and viewing the competitions when they kick off on Apr. 13. For more on Fortnite, check out the tweaks and additions made to the game with the 7.40 content update.
[Source: Epic Games]