Fortnite goes strong in 2019

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

Epic Games, maker of the Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another USD 100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing a USD 100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year.

This year, a significant portion of the USD 100 million will be awarded to participants of the first-ever Fortnite World Cup. Each of the 200 players who qualify and compete will walk away with at least USD 50,000, with the winner taking home USD 3 million.

The Fortnite World Cup will take place July 26 – 28 in New York City, offering USD 30 million total in prizes. One hundred of the top solo players will be invited, along with the top 50 duos teams.

Fortnite is holding weekly open online qualifiers, each worth USD 1 million, from April 13 to June 16. Eligible players who consistently place well will have a shot at being one of those top 200 players.

Keeping the attention of these streamers is surely a priority for Fortnite, and for a game that pulls in some USD 300 million a month in in-game purchases, spending USD 100 million a year is a small price to pay.

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