So the almighty epic games the makers of the very popular fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing a $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop.
Rejoice cause this year a portion that money would bw awarded to participants of the first ever fortnite worldcup, Each player amongst the 200 who qualify and compete should be walking away with at least $50,000 and the winner should be walking away with a whooping $3 million.
The Fortnite World Cup will take place July 26 – 28 in New York City, offering $30 million total in prizes. One hundred of the top solo players will be invited, along with the top 50 duos teams.
Fortnite is holding weekly open online qualifiers, each worth $1 million, from April 13 to June 16. Eligible players who consistently place well will have a shot at being one of those top 200 players.
Keeping the attention of these streamers is surely a priority for Fortnite, and for a game that pulls in some $300 million a month( did you just hear that, “$300 million a month”) in in-game purchases, spending $100 million a year is a small price to pay(really small price).