Epic Games will be organising the biggest esports tournament in the history of esports tournaments with a prize pool of an astonishing US$100 million.
The Fortnite World Cup 2019 begins on April 13 with ten weekly qualifiers. The top 100 solo players and 50 teams of pairs will proceed to finals in New York, July 26-28 to compete for their share of a US$30 million or over RM122 million prize pool.
Epic says, each one of the players that make it to the finals in New York will be guaranteed at least US$50,000 or over RM200,000 and the Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion will walk away with US$3,000,000 or over RM12 million.
The weekly pool, the minimum payout for competitors who make it to the finals and the Solo Champion payout all come together to bring the total prize pool to a whopping US$100 million.
The worldwide tournament is open to players aged 13 years old or over, with parental permission required for under-17s, national and local laws notwithstanding.
The tournament promises “a wider variety of modes and formats to open up the competitive playing field,”. In addition, the Fortnite World Cup Finals event will also feature “fun custom challenges in different modes and formats,” with the aim of widening its appeal beyond Battle Royale players and, it would seem, into territory inhabited by fans of the game’s building and creative modes.
The US$30 million purse for the Fortnite World Cup Final surpasses that for previous record holder, the Dota 2 International final in 2018, whose fan-funded prize pool reached US$25 million, with US$11 million awarded to the winning team and then split between its five players, manager, coach, and organisation.
[via Malay Mail]