Fortnite World Cup 2019 Has $30 Million In Cash Up For Grabs This Weekend: All the gamers who have been waiting for this remarkable “Fortnite World Cup”, there is a good news for you as the game is on from Friday onwards and will carry on till Sunday. This three day tournament is now considering to be one of the most popular gaming attractions as it is offering a prize pool of $30 million for its competitors. Isn’t that great!
This great event, which starts on Friday and will go on till Sunday, comprises of a competition that combines celebrities with pro gamers; a Fortnite Fan Festival with a small theme park, zipline as well as additional activities; and the much anticipated as well as much-discussed duos and solo finals, set against YouTube favourites with virtual unknowns. The event is being hosted by Fortnite creator Epic Games and is taking place at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens.
Compare that to the prize pool for the Super Bowl: the winning players are going to get $118,000, while the one losing the game will gets $59,000.
There were about 40 million players from all around the world who have tried their best for more than 10 weeks in order to qualify for the finals, a field which was sorted down to 100 solo finalists who have got a shot to win at the cash prizes.
On the other hand, Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite is going to post the contests online. The top 50 teams for the duo finals as well as the total of 100 players for the solo finals were decided over weeks of competitions preceding to the World Cup.
The winners of the event in the solo as well as duo categories can receive $3 million each before taxes. Duo partners will further divide the prize. The Duos prize is going to be awarded on Saturday, while the solo champ is then going to be honoured on Sunday.
Talking about the game, Fortnite is an online video game which is developed by Epic Games and was released in the year 2017. In Fortnite, there are around 100 players who can land on an island with nothing. They search for weapons and various additional items to live and survive till the end by taking down each other out along with avoiding a killer storm up till there is just one person standing in the island, who is also the ultimate winner.
Fortnite has an estimated 125 million players all around the world and has been downloaded for more than 40 million times.
While the first two games have been very successful for Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale turns out to be a definite success, drawing in over 125 million players in just less than a year as well as earning hundreds of millions of dollars every single month, and since then it has grown into a cultural phenomenon.