Fortnite World Cup: Start date and all you need to know

From the format to the layout of the venue all details have finally been announced in the leadup to the World Cup.

Photo via Epic Games

The $30 million festival of competitive Fortnite is slowly approaching us, with the Fortnite World Cup Online Open Qualifiers officially over we now know all participating players set to attend the Finals this month. The Fortnite World Cup is to become the biggest esports tournament ever, with its massive prize pool to the sold-out stadium, Epic Games has gone all out in preparation for this event.

Where and When?

Photo via US Open Tennis

The Fortnite World Cup is set to be held in the Arthur Ashe Stadium located at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City. Part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It is the main stadium for the US Open Tennis event and has a capacity of approximately 23,000. Epic Games will be using a centered themed stage for this event much like what they displayed at the Fortnite Pro-Am last month. This stage set up was viewed as a great success as with a 360-degree view, all spectators can view a portion of the stage without the compromise of seats in the venue. 

The Fortnite World Cup will run through July 26-28 with the first day allocated for the Fortnite Creative World Cup portion and the remaining two days split into solo and duo days. 

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Epic Games has picked a rather unique format for the Finals. To qualify for the Finals players had to endure 10 matches over a tight time restriction of three hours but now Epic has decided to push this number back. The Finals will consist of six games rather than the qualifiers version of 10 games, this decision has come with some backlash as expected. With winner of solo and duo set to take home 3 million dollars, six matches does not seem like enough to get a grasp of who the best player is. 

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With 100 of the world’s best Fortnite players set to drop into each game the matches are expected to take around 30 minutes each so after three hours of matches, there could be multiple new millionaires with many of them potentially being under 18. Of course, the duo portion has the same allocated prize budget with the prize money being split between the two players, so rather than earning the 3 million dollars for winning the event players will earn 1.5 million each. 

The Fortnite World Cup is about to change many players’ lives, for many attending they cannot even drive a car yet but they could leave New York City has esports newest millionaire. With viewership expected to break Twitch’s viewership record with star players such as Turner “Tfue” Tenney in attendance, it will be one of the biggest and best esports tournaments ever. 

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