To say that Fortnite is a popular game among current Gamers is an understatement. The game has had huge success after it came out and quickly traveled to the top and became the most played game beating other very big titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It has become so successful that Epic has decided to set an insane competitive prize pool budget of $100,000,000 for 2019.
The Fortnite World Cup
There will be ten weekly Online Open Qualifiers for eligible* Fortnite players. $1,000,000 will be winnable each week starting April 13th till June 16th. The top 100 Solo players and the Top 50 Duos teams from all over the globe shall qualify for the World Cup Finals that is going to be held in New York City on July 26th-28th with a $30,000,000 prize pool for the winning teams. Each player will get at least $50,000 and the Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion shall walk away with $3,000,000 in his pockets.
Perhaps you are not a Battle Royale player, or you were not eligible for the main event, maybe you will be supporting the World Cup by tuning in online to watch: there is something for you! The World Cup Finals shall have a plethora of different events in different modes and formats with custom challenges where you will have an amazing time participating in.
After the World Cup
Epic will continue to award players with $1,000,000 in weekly cash tournaments until the end of this year. Unlike the World Cup, These weekly tournaments shall have a more vast variety of modes and formats for players to play on. Epic seems pretty determined to awarding away the full $100,000,000 to its players in 2019.
Why the Insane Prize Pool?
Despite being Free to Play, Epic made $3 Billion in 2018 which is all thanks to Fortnite’s rising success of course. Epic would be foolish not to nurture and support the game and it’s community. It is quite simple really, Epic takes care of it’s community and the community gives back in the form of growing even more loyal and larger in player base. Fortnite itself is Free to Play which attracts a lot of players on all sorts of platforms but, it makes its revenue by micro transactions. Players can spend money on an in-game currency called ‘V-Bucks’ which is then used to buy in-game items. The different thing they did here is that you can only buy Cosmetic items with the In-Game currency. They made this viable by making it so that any game changing items are provided to all players by default so they can not be bought using V-Bucks. So, Take care of the game itself and it’s player base, and the game shall take care of the company in return.