The biggest Fortnite So far this tournament is taking place and there is $ 30 million at stake. Starting tomorrow, Epic Games will be the first ever Fortnite World Cup, a huge multi-player tournament that brings together the best players in the world at the Arthur Ashe Stadium with 23,000 seats in New York City, best known as the host location of the US Open.
The huge prize pool combined with FortniteThe unrivaled popularity of the mainstream makes this possibly the largest e-sport event in history. Fortnite is a game with bona fide world stars, such as Twitch streamers Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Turner "Tfue" Tenney, who control an audience that rivals that of & # 39; the world's greatest athletes. There have already been a handful of majors Fortnite competitions and the World Cup will be the largest so far.
If you are just catching up with the competition, here's everything you need to know to follow.
How to look
The Fortnite World Cup is streamed … almost everywhere you can imagine. Not only that, but Epic has just unveiled a brand new picture-in-picture feature, so you can watch the world cup in the game while you play Fortnite. But if you want to stream it outside the game, here are your options:
The Fortnite World Cup is more than just a competition. In fact there are four different tournaments spread over three days. The big shows are the duos & solo competitions, but there is also a celebrity tournament and a showcase for the creative mode of the game.
Friday, July 26: creative and celebrities
The first day of the World Cup starts at 12.30 pm ET, with a pre-show leading directly to the Creative Final at 1 pm ET, designed to show some of the wildest player-created creations in the game. Eight teams of four players will compete, with a total of $ 3 million up for grabs. And there are some pretty big names, including Ninja and Faze Cizzorz, who is known for designing some of the most deadly Fortnite levels around.
Then, at 4 p.m. ET, this is the Celebrity Pro-Am. Like previous celebrity competitions, this competition will be famous celebrities a partner. The favorites are probably Ninja and Marshmello, who won the inaugural pro-am at E3 last year, but there are also familiar faces such as Tfue, RL Grime, Alison Wonderland and budding Fortnite star Ewok. The event lasts until 7:00 PM ET.
Saturday, July 27: duos & # 39; s
The real competition starts on Saturday, with the 50 best duos in the competition. Each pair had to go through a fairly tough qualification process that lasted several weeks, and many of the largest e-sports teams are represented, including TSM, Cloud 9, 100 Thieves and Faze Clan. (You can see all qualified players here, but the list in particular does not include some of the most popular players, such as Ninja or Tfue.) The pre-show starts at 12:30 PM ET, before things start at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. The winners ceremony takes place at 4.45 pm ET.
Sunday, July 28: solo
Possibly the biggest draw is saved for the last time, with the solo tournament. This is demonstrably Battle Royale in its purest form: 100 players fall on the island and each has to fight to be the last. The list of qualifications is a mix of well-known names and relative strangers, the most prominent of which is Tfue, who qualified for the solo competition but just missed the qualification for the duos with his partner Dennis "Cloakzy" Lepore.
This means that there is a lot of potential for major disruptions and surprises. Other big names in the solo competition are the young prodigy and routine qualification Danny "Dubs" Walsh from Faze Clan and Timothy "Bizzle" Miller or Ghost Gaming, who are practically a Fortnite e-sport veteran at this point. The schedule is the same as for duo & # 39; s: pre-show at 12.30 pm ET, tournament runs from 1 pm – 4 pm ET, followed by prize giving at 4.45 pm ET.