Fortnite is an insanely popular battle royale title and many have been waiting for its arrival in the e-sports arena. Developer Epic Games has finally revealed its e-sports plans for Fortnite. It has confirmed that the first Fortnite World Cup is going to take place in 2019 and it’s going to have a prize pool of $100 million that will be up for grabs.
The game’s e-sports competitions will be part of the Fortnite World Cup with a $100 million prize pool. The competition will be spread over several “organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world,” according to Epic Games.
Any and all players will be able to participate and win. The Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin this fall and will culminate in the first World Cup in late 2019.
The $100 million prize will be split between events at different levels of the competition across the globe. The Fortnite World Cup play will be focused on Solos and Duos but players will have plenty of opportunities to compete with their squad as well.
“This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either,” it added.
The developer is going to share the rules, player code of conduct, specifics about platforms, and the event schedule in the near future.