The Fortnite World Cup Online Qualifier has finished and we know all that will be set to participate in the inaugral Fortnite World Cup, as it's set to become the biggest esports tournament ever. A massive $30million is on the line for players such as Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson, Turner “Tfue” Tenney and Noah “Vivid” Wright. This will come as a great conclusion to season 9, with season 10 and season 11 on the horizon.
A massive prize pool, a sold-out stadium, Epic Games has gone all out in preparation for this event - here's everything you need to know.
When Is The Fortnite World Cup?
The Fortnite World Cup is set to be held in the Arthur Ashe Stadium located at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.
This is part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the main stadium for the US Open Tennis event - it has a capacity of approximately 23,000. Epic Games will be using a centered themed stage for the Fortntie World Cup, much like what they displayed at the Fortnite Pro-Am last month. This stage set up was viewed as a great success, with a 360-degree view; all spectators can view a portion of the stage without the compromise of seats in the venue.
The Fortnite World Cup will run through July 26-28 2019 with the first day allocated for the Fortnite Creative World Cup portion and the remaining two days split into solo and duo days.
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Epic Games has picked a rather unique format for the Finals. To qualify for the Finals players had to endure 10 matches over a tight time restriction of three hours but now Epic has decided to push this number back. The Finals will consist of six games rather than the qualifiers version of 10 games, this decision has come with some backlash as expected. With winner of solo and duo set to take home 3 million dollars, six matches does not seem like enough to get a grasp of who the best player is.
With 100 of the world’s best Fortnite players set to drop into each game the matches are expected to take around 30 minutes each so after three hours of matches, there could be multiple new millionaires with many of them potentially being under 18. Of course, the duo portion has the same allocated prize budget with the prize money being split between the two players, so rather than earning the 3 million dollars for winning the event players will earn 1.5 million each.
The Fortnite World Cup is about to change many players’ lives, for many attending they cannot even drive a car yet but they could leave New York City has esports newest millionaire. With viewership expected to break Twitch’s viewership record with star players such as Turner “Tfue” Tenney in attendance, it will be one of the biggest and best esports tournaments ever.
How Do I Watch?
The Fortnite World Cup Finals will be broadcasted on multiple platforms next weekend. Fans have the choice of viewing through either Twitch, YouTube or the in the game client when you immediately boot Fortnite! However, there may be incentive to watch the Finals on Youtube or the in-game client as just this past week Epic Games announced a partnership with YouTube to offer fans exclusive cosmetics if they watch the World Cup via one of their clients!
Prize Pool Breakdown!
With $30 million up for grabs, the prize breakdown is one of a kind for sure. Epic Games revealed the prize break down for solos and duos, with a staggering $3 million for the winner in solos and duos this is life-changing money for everyone. With second place getting $1.5 million many players could see their lives drastically change after the World Cup.
The Fortnite World Cup is without a doubt the biggest esports tournament of the year and throughout the tournament, we will have constant live updates of every match! So make sure to stay tuned to our Twitter for all the winners throughout the event!
Written ByNick Farrell @NickFarrell91