Fortnite World Cup 2019 revealed – Epic Games says ANYONE can enter eSports tournament
Fortnite players will be in with the chance of winning the Fortnite World Cup – a new Battle Royale eSports tournament announced by Epic Games.
Epic Games said “anyone” can enter and “anyone can win” the tournament which in total has a staggering $100,000,000 prize fund pool.
Qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup begins this autumn with the Fortnite World Cup 2019 taking place late next year.
More details on the qualification, platforms, and upcoming Fortnite World Cup events will be announced in the near future.
The Fortnite makers said the Fortnite World Cup will be “for you, the players”.
Epic Games said: “We’ll be supporting community organised events, online events, and major organised competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win.
“Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019.
“Whether you’re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.
“What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe.
“Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.
“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.”
The news was announced yesterday during E3 2018, a day which had a whole host of Fortnite announcements.
On Tuesday it was revealed that the Epic Games super hit would be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Fortnite Switch was announced during the Nintendo E3 2018 conference with a surprise release date on the same day as the reveal.
Announcing the 2019 Fortnite World Cup event! Anyone can participate, anyone can win. Grab your Fortnite World Cup spot by competing in official qualifiers around the globe. Stay tuned for the initial schedule in Fall 2018. More details: https://t.co/9UjFlNfWVk pic.twitter.com/wlsMehmFDA
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 13, 2018
While also on Tuesday the hugely anticipated Fortnite Pro Am was held.
The event brought together top Fortnite players such as Ninja with celebrities such as Chandler Riggs, known for his role as Carl on The Walking Dead.
The Fortnite Pro Am was live streamed online, but if you missed it you can catch up and watch all the action by clicking here.