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E3 2018: Fortnite World Cup Event Announced, Dev Explains Why It's Different Than Overwatch League
Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced more details on the $100 million that it is pouring into competitive Fortnite tournaments and seemingly called out the Overwatch League. In a blog post , Epic said the $100 million will be spread across community-organised events, online events, and "major" organized tournaments in the United States and abroad. According to Epic, "anyone can participate, and anyone can win."
One of the big tournaments is the Fortnite World Cup. Qualifiers for this event start in Fall 2018 and continue thereafter until the finals in late 2019. There are no specifics available as of yet regarding where the tournaments will take place or how you can participate, however.
In the Fortnite World Cup, not to be confused with the Pro-Am , Epic will focus on Solo and Duos, though the studio stressed that people who enjoy Squads will be able to take part in the competition as well.
Also in its blog post, Epic made a point to talk about how its investment in eSports differs from what others are doing in the space. Though Epic never mentions Activision Blizzard or the Overwatch League by name, it is pretty clear that the comparison is aimed at Overwatch League.
Here's what Epic said: "This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won't allow third-party leagues to do so either."
More details on all the specifics about the Fortnite's eSports tournaments--including rules, details on platforms, and a player code of conduct--will be announced in due time, Epic said.
Activision Blizzard charges Overwatch League teams substantial fees in the millions of dollars just to create a franchise. There are currently 12 teams in the Overwatch League. Activision Blizzard also makes money by via broadcasting rights; Twitch reportedly paid $90 million for the opportunity to broadcast Overwatch League matches.
In other Fortnite news, Epic announced at E3 2018 this week that the game has reached an astonishing 125 million players in under a year . Additionally, the game is out now on Nintendo Switch--with some frame rate issues .
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Fortnite hits 125M users ahead of first World Cup in 2019 - CNET
Qualifiers for the competition begin later this year.
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97 d ago
Fortnite now boasts 125 million users - teases $100 million Fortnite World Cup
It's not even a year old yet but Fortnite has amassed quite the following since launch. According to latest figures, it now has 125 million registered players and to celebrate this fact, it has released more details about its Fortnite World Cup, which comes with the massive total prize fund of $100 million .
Over the course of this year, Fortnite will be holding Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers and the idea is that this will culminate in the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. 
The good thing about this tournament, is how much Epic Games is making it inclusive - everyone will be given a chance and everything will be determined on merit. 
“This is for you, the players,” explains the blog post . “Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.”
Charity battle
At E3 2018 , there was a little preview of what’s to come with the tournament. It hosted a ProAm event in the Banc of California stadium, pairing 50 Twitch and YouTube personalities with 50 celebrities - all battling it out for a $3 million dollar charity prize pool.
This was all shown on a Twitch livestream (as well as to people in the full stadium). The stream was three hours long and, at points, there were over 700,00 people watching at once which is an impressive number. The tournament was eventually won by Fortnite superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
Epic Games finally revealed this week that Fortnite is being made available for the Nintendo Switch . Unfortunately, though, crossplay has been blocked between the PS4 and Switch which has disappointed a number of users.  
Quite rightly, Xbox has been capitalizing on this situation on Twitter. 
Now, all we have to do is wait patiently for the game to be released on Android - once this happens, expect Fortnite’s numbers to balloon even more.
E3 is the world's largest exhibition for the games industry, stuffed full of the latest and greatest games, consoles, and gaming hardware. TechRadar is reporting live from Los Angeles all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated E3 2018 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about the next year in gaming.  
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The Verge
97 d ago
The first Fortnite World Cup with $100 million in prize money is happening in 2019
Epic Games announced more details about its e-sports plans for Fortnite, revealing today during its live celebrity-streamer ProAm tournament in Los Angeles during E3 that the competitions will all be part of what’s called the Fortnite World Cup. The prize pool, first announced earlier this year , will be $100 million. It will be spread out over a number of different “organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world,” reads the developer’s blog post .
Crucially, Epic is taking a far different approach than other e-sports leagues, like Blizzard’s Overwatch League . (Though Blizzard does operate an annual Overwatch World Cup as well.) “This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup...
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Polygon
97 d ago
Epic announces the 2019 Fortnite World Cup event
Epic is giving everyone a chance at competitive Fortnite glory
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98 d ago
Fortnite has introduced a soccer arena to the map ahead of the World Cup
Ahead of the World Cup kicking off this week in Russia, "Fortnite: Battle Royale" developers have added a full-fledged soccer arena to the map.
The arena is already swarming with players eager explore the map's newest addition, but if you could manage to stay alive long enough to explore the stadium, this is what you'd see.
Take a look:
The arena is located just north of Pleasant Park, and can be seen on the map. Screenshot / Business Insider
There are even a few soccer balls sitting in the goals on the pitch, for those who want to get in a few goals between shoot-outs. Screenshot / Business Insider
Leaks and data-mining have also revealed upcoming World Cup-themed cosmetics ...
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