Epic Games has announced the first details on the Fortnite World Cup, which will have its finals hosted in New York City from July 26-28.
Players who hope to compete in the World Cup will first have to fight their way in through online qualifiers. Epic will host 10 weeks of in-game online qualifiers from April 13 to June 16, each with a prize pool of $1 million a week. The top qualifiers throughout the 10 weeks will then advance to the Fortnite World Cup Finals.
The tournament finals will include 100 Solo players and 50 Duo teams, all competing for their portion of the remaining $30 million prize pool. Each player that qualifies for the Finals will receive at least $50,000, with $3 million going to the Solo champion.
Epic will also be hosting a variety of weekly tournaments after the conclusion of the World Cup, each with a $1 million prize. These events will be less competitively focused and feature a variety of game modes with more details to come in the next few months. In total, Epic will give out $100 million in prizes for esports competitions in 2019.