Epic Games hosting 'Fortnight World Cup' offering $130M in prize money

Fortnite World Cup

Fortnite World Cup

The developers shared the first details about the Fortnite World Cup today and gave a brief outline of plans for the game's $100 million prize pool in 2019.

Epic Games have announced the details for the upcoming Fortnite World cup. Epic will give out $1 million each week to eligible players (you have to be at least 13), and payouts will be distributed broadly, the company said.

The online qualifiers run from April 8 until June 16.

The worldwide tournament is open to players aged 13 years old or over, with parental permission required for under-17s, national and local laws notwithstanding. The top solo player at the end of a weekend of battle will earn $3m. Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players are paradropped on an island and the last person or team standing wins. Each one of those players will be guaranteed at least $50,000 and the Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion will walk away with $3,000,000.

Last year, between May and the Los Angeles E3, Epic Games dropped two bombs: the announcement of the Fortnite World Cup and the investment of one hundred million dollars for the 2018-2019 competitive season. These tournaments will feature a wide variety of modes and formats. Meanwhile, Epic says it will still have money leftover to support global Fortnite events from its partners in more countries and regions.

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