At E3 2018 during the big Fortnite Pro Am, Epic Games announced the start of its big esports push, the Fortnite 2019 World Cup.
Epic previously announced that it’d set aside $100 million in prize money for future Fortnite esports events. At the time the details of how they plan to dish out this prize money was under wraps, but now we know a little more.
Fortnite now has over 125 million players, according to Epic, and when the Fortnite 2019 World Cup begins, every one of these players can take part, regardless of skill. Of course there will be official qualifiers so you’ll likely have to “git gud” to actually be in with a chance of actually competing.
The prize money will be split between each of these competitions with the World Cup itself focusing on solo and duos. Events specifically to squads will also be announced.
Qualifying for the Fortnite 2019 World Cup will be determined on players efforts and merits. What’s more, there’ll be no way for teams or companies to buy their way in, the developer has announced. This will allow any player to join, even if they haven’t joined a team.
More details are to come at a later date including how to sign up for qualifications.