Yesterday afternoon Epic Games released the official format for the Fortnite World Cup. It will feature weekly tournaments that lead to the grand final in New York.
The road to the 2019 Fortnite World Cup will begin on April 13th. For 10 Sundays in a row, a $1 million prize pool online tournament will take place. With 3,000 players competing in each. These tournaments will have a three-hour window where participants can play up to 10 matches.
The 3,000 players for each tournament will be determined on a Saturday before the event takes place. There will be a three-hour long open semi-final event, with ten maximum matches. The scores from the semi-final event will be used to select the 3,000 players for the weekly grand final.
Truly anyone can make their way into these events. Players can play on their own, and progress into the Champion League in the new Arena game mode to earn a spot in the open semi-final.
The action kicks off on April 13th with a solo tournament. It will then move to a duo tournament format in Week 2. From here it will alternate between solo and duo each week up until June 16th.
World Cup Finals
The highest-ranked players from each week will then be invited to the Fortnite World Cup Finals. The finals take place in New York City on July 26th-28th. There will be a $30 million prize pool up for grabs.
Epic Games have confirmed that the winner of the solo event will take home $3 million. On top of this, everyone that qualifies for the event is guaranteed to bring back $50,000. Twenty-one players will qualify for the World Cup Finals each week for the solo competition. Then up to 11 duos will also qualify each week.
We can expect more big events from Fortnite in the later stages of 2019. They released a statement in February that $100 million would be given out in prizes throughout the year.