With a $30 million prize pool, and it being hosted in New York City at the 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium—the same venue used for the US Open—the Fortnite World Cup Finals are set to be a spectacle.
The Fortnite World Cup began in April this year and had ten weekly online qualifiers that ran from April 13 to June 16. Out of those players the top 100 solo players and the top 50 duos around the world are travelling to New York for the Fortnite World Cup finals.
Each player will be guaranteed at least $50,000, and the solo champion will be awarded $3 million.
The World Cup will have a Solo, Duos, Creative, and Pro-Am tournament.
The format is the same for both duos and solos, where they will all play in six matches. Points will be earned after each match based on their placing and how many kills they managed to get. After the matches, the player or team with the most points will be crowned the winner.
The duo-team winners will split the $3 million, while the solo player winner will keep it all.
For the Creative tournament, 8 teams of 4 will play multiple Creative games as they compete for the title of Creative Champion. The Pro-Am will consist of 50 celebrities and 50 pro gamers paired-up to play for a $3 million charity prize pool.
Here is the schedule for the tournament. All times are in Central African Time (CAT):
Day 1 - Friday, 26 July
- 18:30 - Creative Finals Preshow
- 19:00 - Creative Finals
- 22:00 - Celebrity Pro-Am
Day 2 - Saturday, 27 July
- 18:30 - Duos Finals Preshow
- 19:00 - Duos Finals
- 22:45 - Duos Finals Winners Ceremony
Day 3 - Sunday, 28 July
- 18:30 - Solos Finals Preshow
- 19:00 - Solos Finals
- 22:45 - Solos Finals Winners Ceremony
Some of the players competing in the tournament are Turner "Tfue" Tenney, Noah "Vivid" Wright, and Timothy "Bizzle" Miller. The long-time favourite Tyler "Ninja" Blevins failed to qualify for the World Cup, but will still be at the event for the celebrity Pro-Am tournament.
You can watch the finals on Twitch:
You can even watch from inside Fortnite itself.
Players who enter the game's lobby during the event will see a window of the livestream.
Epic will also be giving those watching the World Cup some free cosmetics. Fortnite players who link their YouTube accounts to their Epic account can receive YouTube Drops, but you'll have to watch the event for at least 20 minutes to receive the World Cup Spray and Red Line Wrap.
You can also receive a World Cup style outfit for the Fishstick skin if you log in to Fortnite from July 25 to 28.
It looks like it's going to be an exciting weekend. Who do you think are going to take the titles?