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How to compete in the $1M Fortnite Marvel Super Cup

Fortnite and Marvel are ending the competitive season with the $1m Fortnite Super Cup.

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The Marvel takeover of Fortnite Season 4 has extended to competitive play through the Marvel knockout Super Series tournaments that have been taking place over the course of the past few months. Epic have been offering players free superhero skins by placing highly in the Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, and upcoming Venom Cups.

As announced at the begging of all of this, free skins are not the end-game for Fortnite (no pun intended). All of the action will culminate in an epic $1,000,000 Duos tournament to end the season.

The Super Cup will be the first Marvel Cup to offer a cash prize to winners in each region. It will take place on November 21 and will give players a chance to implement what they’ve learned from the previous Cups and put it into action.

Format and Prizes

The Super Cup will be in the Duos playlist but there will be a few tweaks to the gameplay. First, this won’t be a Marvel Knockout game mode like the last few cups have been. Epic have also announced that eliminate players will now drop 20 materials to a cap of 200 – lower than the traditional 500 competitive cap. As you can probably expect, there will also be an uptick in superpowers available in this cup.

There was talk of previous Marvel Knockout performances playing a role in player eligibility, but the tournament seems to be open to everyone who wants to compete. Here’s a look at the scoring system for each match:

Placement
Victory Royale: 55 Points
2nd: 49 Points
3rd: 46 Points
4th: 43 Points
5th: 40 Points
6th: 37 Points
7th: 35 Points
8th: 33 Points
9th: 31 Points
10th: 29 Points
11th: 27 Points
12th: 25 Points
13th: 23 Points
14th: 21 Points
15th: 19 Points
16th: 17 Points
17th: 15 Points
18th: 13 Points
19th: 11 Points
20th: 9 Points
21st: 7 Points
22nd: 5 Points
23rd: 4 Points
24th: 3 Points
25th: 2 Points
26th-45th: 1 Point

Each Elimination: 5 Points

As usual, the distribution of prizes will depend on your region, with the larger regions receiving a bigger portion of the $1,000,000. Here’s how all of the prizes will be distributed in each region.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank    Prize
1st    $4,000
2nd    $3,500
3rd    $3,000
4th    $2,700
5th    $2,600
6th    $2,500
7th    $2,400
8th    $2,300
9th    $2,200
10th    $2,000
11th-20th    $1,800
21st-30th    $1,500
31st-40th    $1,300
41st-50th    $1,100
51st-75th    $1,000
76th-100th    $900
101st-250th    $800
251st-500th    $600

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,500
2nd    $3,000
3rd    $2,700
4th    $2,600
5th    $2,500
6th    $2,400
7th    $2,300
8th    $2,100
9th    $2,000
10th    $1,800
11th-20th    $1,500
21st-30th    $1,400
31st-40th    $1,100
41st-50th    $1,000
51st-75th    $950
76th-100th    $850
101st-250th    $750

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,500
3rd    $2,300
4th    $2,000
5th    $1,900
6th    $1,800
7th    $1,700
8th    $1,600
9th    $1,500
10th    $1,400
11th-20th    $1,200
21st-30th    $1,000
31st-40th    $900
41st-50th    $850
51st-75th    $800
76th-100th    $750

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank    Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,500
3rd    $2,300
4th    $2,000
5th    $1,900
6th    $1,800
7th    $1,700
8th    $1,600
9th    $1,500
10th    $1,400
11th-20th    $1,200
21st-30th    $1,000
31st-40th    $900
41st-50th    $850
51st-75th    $800
76th-100th    $750

Event Prizes – Asia

Rank    Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,000
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,700
6th    $1,600
7th    $1,500
8th    $1,400
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,200
11th-20th    $1,000
21st-30th    $900
31st-40th    $700
41st-50th    $500
51st-75th    $400

Event Prizes – OCE

Rank    Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,000
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,700
6th    $1,600
7th    $1,500
8th    $1,400
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,200
11th-20th    $1,000
21st-30th    $900
31st-40th    $700
41st-50th    $500
51st-75th    $400

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank    Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,000
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,700
6th    $1,600
7th    $1,500
8th    $1,400
9th    $1,300
10th    $1,200
11th-20th    $1,000
21st-30th    $900
31st-40th    $700
41st-50th    $500
51st-75th    $400

If you’d rather spectate the event, you can always watch the official Fortnite Twitch or YouTube streams. The broadcast will begin at 1pm EST on November 21 with the European region. NA-East will kick off at 5pm. It looks like these are the only two regions that will be covered on the official broadcast.

Do you think you have what it takes to win the Super Cup? Give it a shot by competing in the Venom Cup this week and Super Cup next week. Good luck!

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Fortnite’s Esports revenue explains why there hasn’t been another World Cup

Epic Games overestimated how much money Fortnite Esports would make which could explain why there hasn’t been a second World Cup.

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Epic Games overestimated how much revenue Fortnite would make from Esports in 2019 by $154 million. This miscalculation could explain why there has only been one Fortnite World Cup.

In 2019, Epic Games dove headfirst into Fortnite’s competitive Esports scene. Following a $100 million prize pool for the year 2018, Epic put up another $100 million in 2019. This insane amount of prize money dwarfed other competitive games in comparison.

2019 was also the year of Fortnite’s first-ever World Cup. The Fortnite World Cup took place from July 26 – 28 in New York City and boasted $30 million in total prizes. One hundred of the best solo players from around the world, and 50 duo teams, competed for a massive amount of money.

Epic Games falls short of revenue goals

While the amount of money up for grabs seems quite impressive, it didn’t net Epic Games with the desired results. During the trial of Epic Games vs Apple, documents were shared that outlined the revenues that Fortnite generated from 2018 to 2019. Epic Games planned to make $4.59 billion during the 2018-2019 fiscal year but actually earned $4.2 billion instead.

The documents stated that Epic Games had anticipated making $154 million more from Fortnite’s Esports scene than it was actually able to generate. While Epic Games is raking in billions of dollars a year, it’s unlikely that it will pour money into something that isn’t as profitable.

This major discrepancy in earnings could explain why there hasn’t been another Fortnite World Cup. After $100 million was awarded in 2019, 2020 saw a massive dip in prize money. The pool for the entire year was only $17 million.

Epic Games stated at the beginning of this year that it would be pledging $20 million in prize money for Fortnite’s 2021 competitive scene. This is $10 million less than the total prize pool for the Fortnite World Cup. Epic also stated that it had no plans for an in-person World Cup event this year.

The lack of prize money has been apparent over the past year as competitive Fortnite players have taken to social media to express their concerns. In 2019, the FNCS qualifier prize pool was $1 million a week for three months. Now, players are competing for a $3 million prize pool over the course of an entire season of FNCS.

The Fortnite World Cup may return in some capacity, but players shouldn’t expect a massive $30 million prize pool. The worldwide pandemic could be to blame for the lack of in-person tournaments, but that doesn’t mean it’s the sole reason there haven’t been any. Epic Games might be focusing on the more profitable aspects of Fortnite to endure the game’s longevity.

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Top 20 Highest Earning Fortnite Players – Updated April 26, 2021

Fortnite’s top 20 highest earning players haven’t changed much since the 2019 World Cup, but a few players have climbed up the ranks.

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The highest-earning Fortnite players are the same as they were in 2019.

After a rather uneventful year for Fortnite’s competitive scene in 2020, it’s no surprise that the top 20 highest-earning players look very similar to those of 2019. With no 2020 World Cup or millions of dollars worth of prize money up for grabs, there wasn’t a lot that could have affected the current standings.

2020 did see a lot of former Fortnite enthusiasts seemingly leave Fortnite for the foreseeable future. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was at one time the most popular Fortnite streamer but has since left the game for other competitive shooters.

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Instead, the same top-ranking competitive players such as Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf and Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson have maintained their places on the 20 top highest-earning Fortnite players.

When looking at a player’s earnings this list will only gauge players on how much they have earned by playing Fortnite. While Bugha and other players have earned money through brand deals, merch sales, and partnerships, earnings are defined as what a player has won strictly by playing competitive Fortnite.

It’s also important to note that, while over half of the top 20 have earned over $1 million, none of the players have earned more than $300,000 since September 23, 2019. Others have earned as little as $20,000 over the past year and a half.

This chart was last updated on April 26, 2021.

Position Name Nationality Earnings
1st Bugha USA $3,159,595.05
2nd Aqua Austria $1,926,974.23
3rd psalm USA $1,873,138.80
4th Nyhrox Norway $1,537,945.69
5th EpikWhale USA $1,351,517.32
6th Wolfiez United Kingdom $1,337,778.07
7th Kreo Hong Kong $1,216,159.74
8th Rojo Netherlands $1,214,476.66
9th Zayt Canada $1,199,456.42
10th Saf USA $1,141,587.02
11th Ceice USA $1,112,055.47
12th kinG Argentina $1,021,000
13th Elevate Canada $991,583.20
14th Skite France $856,764.02
15th Mitr0 Netherlands $783,874.02
16th Crue Sweden $717,150
17th Mongraal United Kingdom $682,454.23
18th Bizzle USA $633,726.39
19th Arkham USA $609,916.68
20th Tfue USA $594,850

When comparing the list above to the highest-earning Fortnite players in 2019, the same 20 players are still on the list. Some players have moved up the ranks while others have maintained their position on the list. The biggest reason there haven’t been any new names added to the list is because of the lack of high-paying competitive events.

A large number of competitive Fortnite events were held in 2018 and 2019 including the Fall Skirmish Series, World Cup Finals, and Winter Royale. These events had multi-million dollar prize pools that rewarded first, second, and third-place winners with large cash prizes.

However, due to COVID-19’s impact on the world in 2020, Epic Games was unable to hold similar events. Competitive Fortnite took a back seat during the pandemic while crossover events and story-driven seasons kept players entertained.

With the pandemic still ensuing, Epic Games has stated it has no plans to conduct in-person tournaments throughout the course of 2021. FNCS tournaments are still taking place, but players won’t see the return of massive prize pools anytime soon.

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Epic to host official Fortnite scrims for EU players

After Epic banned traditional pro scrims in Fortnite, they announced the release of their own official Fortnite scrims for EU.

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Epic Games are set to roll-out official scrims for competitive players, starting with the EU region.

The competitive Fortnite community has taken a few blows to their favorite game modes in the recent past. Epic banned pay-to-play scrimmages and wagers, even contacting Clix directly and threatening a ban for hosting the latter.

While a lot of players participated in wagers, even more were sad to see pro scrimmages get the axe. Most Fortnite streamers at the pro level would routinely broadcast their games; practicing and creating content at the same time.

For a few weeks, the professional Fortnite community seemed lost, with little way to officially practice for upcoming events.

Fortnite Season 6 balance update

On April 22, Epic released a blog post, announcing that they would be hosting the first-ever official Fortnite scrims for EU players. These would be divided into two groups: Open and Aura.

Aura would be the traditional “pro scrims” that would require an initiation. Only the top 500 teams would be eligible to compete.

The Open scrims, as the name suggests, would be open to anyone in Arena Division 3 or higher. The top performers in Open Scrims will be invited to Aura at the end of each week, and poor performers or inactive teams from Aura will be relegated to Open League.

This all seems like an interesting system and one that Epic sorely needs. In fact, one could argue that this system is better than the base Arena system that is considered to be “competitive” Fortnite.

These scrims are only open to EU players at first, but we assume that Epic will bring NA scrims to the game next. Until then, we’ll have to see how the EU pros like these new official Fortnite scrims.

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