Epic Games has announced that they will be moving the tenth week of the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers due to its conflicting scheduling. The event was in conflict with the upcoming Celebrity Pro-Am event.
The Fortnite Summer Block Party will take place on June 15th and June 16th. This event includes the highly anticipated Celebrity Pro-Am Duo event, but several pros and community members have been calling for a rescheduling of another conflicting event.
The last duo World Cup qualifier had been scheduled for the same weekend by Epic! This led the power duo of Cloakzy and Tfue to request for a rescheduling…and Epic actually listened!
Week 10 of FWC Qualifiers rescheduled
Epic Games announced that they will be moving the date of the Week 10 duos qualifiers as requested by prominent community members.
The qualifier was scheduled to be played on the same weekend as the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am. Tfue & Cloakzy will both be attending the Pro-Am, but they have not qualified as a duo…this would’ve meant they’d have to choose between the two events.
Epic noticed the error of their ways and changed the schedule via a Reddit explanation of the matter. Week 10 qualifiers will now be played on Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st. The start times will be one hour later than normal to allow for players to get out of school and work.
Via Epic Games:
‘Hey Fortnite World Cup Competitors,
We are rescheduling the Week 10 Fortnite World Cup Online Open.
The Semi-Finals will now take place on Thursday, June 20th. The Finals will take place on Friday, June 21st. The start time for each region will begin one hour later than the regular scheduled tournaments of previous weeks. You can expect to see the new dates and times listed in the game later this week.
We will also be doubling the prize pool for Week 9 and Week 10, for a new total of $2,000,000 for each tournament. The schedule and timing for Week 9 will remain the same.
Remember this is your last chance to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York City. Best of luck!‘
You saw that right! Not only is Epic Games rescheduling the event, they are also doubling the prize pools for the Week 9 and Week 10 qualifiers!
Epic Games has had some problems with community engagement and response in past months, but this move goes a long way to remedy those issues. We hope to see Epic continue this tact in the future.