The first 'Fortnite' World Cup kicks off April 13th


Epic will then invite the top 100 solo players and the top 50 duo teams from around the worldto participate in the "Fornite" World Cup Finals in New York City from July 26 until July 28 where a $30 million prize pool will be up for grabs. Each of the players who take part are guaranteed at least $50,000 (£38,380.75) in winnings.

In addition to the World Cup announcement, Epic also confirmed that weekly $1 million tournaments will continue through to the end of 2019.

Epic has revealed the details for its Fortnite World Cup event: it starts on April 13 with 10 weekly Online Open qualifiers followed by the World Cup Finals in July.

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Epic Games told Variety that it registered 7.6 million players simultaneously on 16 February.

The $30 million total for the Fortnite World Cup smashes the record for the largest prize pool for a single esports event, which is now held by Dota 2's The International 2018 at $25,532,177. Epic has now smashed that out of the water, with a staggering $3,000,000 guaranteed to the victor of the solo discipline. Whether you celebrate with us in-person or tune in online to catch all of the action, the Fortnite World Cup will have something for everyone!

Fortnite players have spent over $500 million (roughly Rs. 354 crores) via in-app purchases on iOS alone, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower.