Epic Games announces Fortnite World Cup

Fortnite World Cup
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Epic Games, the developer, and publisher behind Fortnite, announced that they will distribute the recently announced $100,000,000 USD prize pool between community organized events and major organized events accumulated under the Fortnite World Cup starting in fall 2018 and continuing throughout 2019.

Other than most other Battle Royale titles, the competitive play in Fortnite will focus on solo and duo competitions while there will be some squad competitions hosted on the side. Epic Games also made clear that they will not go down the same road like Activision Blizzard with the Overwatch League or Riot Games with the League of Legends Championship Series in North America and Europe and “selling teams or franchises” will not be a thing in Fortnite’s competitive landscape.

More details will be revealed in Fall 2018.

Alexander Hugo
Alexander studied Media and Communication Management in Berlin and London with additional two years of legal studies in Osnabrück, Germany. The Shotcaller is his second esports related project after founding PENTA Sports in 2014.