Epic Outlines Fortnite World Cup Details, $100 Million Prize Pool For 2019

by Jeff Cork on Feb 22, 2019 at 09:48 AM

Epic is giving players another reason to perform those Fortnite dances that seem to make old people so upset. The company announced that Fortnite players will have a crack at a prize pool of $100 million during 2019, which includes the Fortnite World Cup.

Open qualifiers begin April 13 and run through June 16, with weekly pools of $1 million getting paid out to eligible battle-royale players. From there, the top 100 solo players and top 50 duos teams will be able to participate in the finals in New York City from July 26-28 – competing for a chunk of a $30 million prize. Everyone who makes it that far is guaranteed $50,000, with the top solo champ taking home $3 million.

In addition to the world cup, Epic says it will be hosting weekly $1 million tournaments throughout the rest of the year, with different modes and formats.