Epic has announced its 2019 Fortnite World Cup competition, which is open to all players and includes a not insignificant $100 million USD prize pool.

Fortnite's 2018-2019 competitive season, announced last month, will incorporate community events, online events, and major competitions all over the world. Anyone that wishes to participate is free to do so - but, to earn a spot in the World Cup, players will need to enter official qualifiers, which begin this autumn. The competitive season culminates with the Fortnite World Cup event itself in late 2019.

World Cup play will focus on solos and duos (although there'll apparently be "plenty of opportunities to squad up in competition too"), and Epic stresses that entry is based on merit - it won't be selling teams or franchises, and won't allow third party leagues to do so either.

The $100 million USD prize money pool will be split between many events, at all different levels of competition, and an initial schedule of autumn qualifiers will be released soon - alongside rules, player codes of conduct, and specifics about platforms.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (6)

About the author

Matt Wales

Matt Wales

Reporter

Matt Wales is a freelance writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

More articles by Matt Wales

Comments (6)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Fortnite pitch locations: Where to Score a goal on different pitches

Where to find pitch locations to score goals in Fortnite.

Fortnite Challenges - Week 7 Challenges list, plus Carbide and Blockbuster Challenges, and Challenge reset times explained

Everything you need to know about Blockbuster, Carbide and Weekly Challenges in Fortnite.

Fortnite - Pleasant Park treasure map location

Where to find the treasure map in Pleasant Park and the reward it leads to in Fortnite.

Fortnite poster locations: Where to Spray over different Carbide or Omega posters

Where to find Carbide and Omega poster locations in Fortnite.

Fortnite - Playground, Campsite and a Footprint location explained

Confused by Fortnite's Playground, Campsite and a Footprint instruction? Here's how it works.