According to Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo, console players will not have a chance to qualify for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup due to the advantages PC players have.
The Fortnite World Cup will have a $30 million prize pool, and ten weeks of qualifiers that will add another $10 million to the pot.
Due to Epic Games’ age requirements, the age restriction was lowered to 13 years old with parental permission, which leaves a lot of room for new players to make their mark in the Fortnite competitive community and walk away with thousands.
Most younger players tend to play Fortnite on console since high-end PCs can cost thousands of dollars.
What did Liquid Chap say?
Liquid Chap and his duo team-mate, Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve, were practicing for the first week of Fortnite World Cup qualifiers on April 13 when Chap began to go on a rant over Fortnite console players.
“If you’re on console, you’re not qualifying for Worlds. When has a console player even placed in a top 100 in a qualifier – they’re not going to qualify – get it out of your brain!”
Chap’s chat had a rebuttal, pointing out that Ghost Aydan plays on a controller and began his career as a Fortnite player on console playing on PlayStation 4.
However, he was quick to point out that Aydan now plays Fortnite on PC while using a controller, which isn’t the same as
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“[Console] play on 30 FPS with shadows and motion blur on and you think you can compete?! You’re fucked – just give up.”
The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers begin next week on April 13 and last through June 13, offering $1 million in cash prizes each week of qualifiers.
The final stage of the Fortnite World Cup will be held from July 26-28 in New York City as players compete for their slice of the $30 million main event prize pool.