Epic has announced the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, the esports initiative for Fortnite. This follows the announcement of there being a $100 million in prize money for the entire first season.
Epic says they will be making announcements about the qualification, platforms, events, and more in the near future. The first set of events will be focused on solo and duo play, with squad play to be added possibly in the future.
Epic says they will not be doing a league based or franchising system for Fortnite esports.
We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized 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.
More info to come.