Fortnite Reaches A Peak Of 7.6 Million Players At The Same Time

Sheri Evans
February 25, 2019

The news comes from an esports update from Epic Games, where it also explained how it planned on giving away much of its pledged $100 million prize pot for the 2019 season.

Information about this tournament began to emerge midway through previous year, starting with Epic unveiling its initial ideas for a Fortnite World Cup.

"These proceedings by Epic Games has had a catastrophic impact on the company's ability to trade, which has forced Exciting Events Limited to cease all trading activities immediately and the director of Exciting Events will now seek to limit the losses to third parties as far as possible", company director Shaun Lord said in an alleged email to customers. But Epic is making an investment to ensure competitive Fortnite players don't wander off to new games anytime soon. Clearly Fortnite has made Epic's bank account fit to burst, as it plans on doling out $100,000,000 in prize money across 2019.

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Some US$30 million is going into the World Cup Finals prize pool, with US$50,000 the minimum payout and the World Cup Solo Champion in line to receive US$3 million. The Fortnite World Cup Finals will consist of the top 100 solo players and the top 50 two-player teams from around the world.

The developer has announced that the proceedings will kick off with the "Online Open" qualifiers from April 13 to June 16.

We will continue to award $1,000,000 in cash tournaments weekly through the end of this year.

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