SIGN UP LOG IN
 

Fortnite World Cup – The Mega Event

Published by

July 26, 2019 12:54 pm

Fortnite World Cup - The Mega Event

The international Fortnite elite meets for the World Cup in New York. The event will set new records with $30 million in prize money and tens of thousands of spectators.

They know legendary tennis matches well enough in Flushing Meadows. At the weekend, however, thousands of eSports fans storm the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, where the US Open will start at the end of August.

The Fortnite World Championship from Friday to Sunday is supposed to surpass everything that has existed in eSports so far.

30 million dollars (26.8 million euros) will be distributed in prize money, and millions worldwide will probably watch the event as a live stream at home.

Game developer Epic Games promised in a message the “biggest tournament of all times”, of the originally “40 million participating players” the “Duo- and Solo-Champions shall be crowned” in New York.

The crowd seems huge, with around 24,000 spectators fitting into the arena.

Fortnite became famous through its “Battle Royale” mode

100 players jump over an island with a glider. There they collect weapons, equipment and raw materials and then try to eliminate their enemies.

The playable area gets smaller and smaller due to the so-called storm – a glowing blue circle, which gets closer and closer and causes damage to the players outside. This drives the opponents to each other. Whoever survives, in the end, wins the round.

In the World Cup, the pros play several rounds in which they collect points. These are available for shooting down and placing. That’s how the qualification went, in which according to Epic Games millions of players tried their hand.

In total, the game has 250 million registered users, Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney said in an interview with the blog network Engadget. Especially for young people, Fortnite is therefore increasingly becoming a social network in which they can play together and talk to each other.

According to Nielsen SuperData analysts, the company earned 203 million dollars with the game on May 2019 alone. Last year’s total earnings were estimated at 2.4 billion dollars.

Epic Games earns money mainly with in-game purchases

Players can buy the virtual currency V-Bucks (9.99 Euro for 1000 V-Bucks) to unlock content – for example, new outfits for game characters or funny dances such as the famous “Floss Dance”, which footballers now also like to perform during goal celebrations.

New content such as outfits, weapons and larger events are added almost weekly. One of these events was a concert by DJ Marshmello, which was (pre-recorded) broadcast in the game.

Marshmello will also be at the World Cup: Before the best players play for the titles in the solo and duo competition on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a kind of show match on Friday, in which well-known streamers and pro players will compete in the team together with stars.

Turner “Tfue” Tenney, one of the most famous Fortnite players along with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, will also be there.

Tfue, who streams his game almost daily on the Twitch platform for between six and eight hours, will compete together with rapper and music producer Nav.

More News

Casino robber confesses EVERYTHING in court

Casino robber confesses EVERYTHING in court

Husam Al-R. (31) did not want to show his face to the public in court, but confessed to the robbery.…

E-Sport News: OG founds its own CS:GO team

E-Sport News: OG founds its own CS:GO team

Finally - OG, the two-time Dota 2 World Champion, unveils his own Counter-Strike team. Two familiar faces from the Dota…

Ronaldo announces new world record

Ronaldo announces new world record

Cristiano Ronaldo was denied his 100th international goal for Portugal once again, but the superstar still had an unusual need…

Six Invitational: SSG takes the title

Six Invitational: SSG takes the title

The Six Invitational, the Rainbow Six Victory World Championship, is over. In the end, Spacestation Gaming triumphed with a remarkable…

Phil Hellmuth: the recipe for success for the WSOP records

Phil Hellmuth: the recipe for success for the WSOP records

15 bracelets, most cashes and top 5 on the all-time money list. Phil Hellmuth is the most successful player in…

Furia, Liquid wins again in ESL One: Road to Rio

Furia, Liquid wins again in ESL One: Road to Rio

Furia Esports and Team Liquid recorded their second consecutive wins in Group B on April 25th in ESL One: Road…

So far 1.138 Entries at the German Poker Masters in the King's!

So far 1.138 Entries at the German Poker Masters in the King's!

At the King's Resort Rozvadov the €200+€30 German Poker Masters record event is running at full speed. After six of…

AOC Gaming and Red Bull announce a partnership

AOC Gaming and Red Bull announce a partnership

The eSport teams and players participating in Red Bull events will be equipped with AOC gaming monitors in the future.…

Germany: Payout ratio in online casinos

Germany: Payout ratio in online casinos

Especially as a new casino visitor, you want to gain experience in online casinos and will you often wonder what…

NBA News - Lakers start with defeat

NBA News - Lakers start with defeat

Basketball superstar LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers have started the new season of the North American professional league NBA…

FIFA 20 Winter Upgrade: All info and Premier League predictions

FIFA 20 Winter Upgrade: All info and Premier League predictions

The next big FIFA 20 update is just around the corner: The Winter Upgrades. Various top stars will be happy…

OWL: Dragons get phase victory

OWL: Dragons get phase victory

Contrary to all expectations, the Shanghai Dragons will win the third phase and defeat the top teams of the league…

The WSOP Global Casino Championship in August at Harrah's Cherokee!

World Series of Poker officials have now announced the date for the 2019/2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship. From August 11th-13th,…

The International prize money exceeds 30 million
The International prize money exceeds 30 million

The prize pool of the Dota 2 World Championship, The International 2019, has exceeded the 30 million mark. This is…

LEC: G2-Roleswap, Misfits course change and fresh wind for Vitality
LEC: G2-Roleswap, Misfits course change and fresh wind for Vitality

LEC title defender G2 Esports wants to become even more successful with the next role swap. Misfits Gaming has changed…

GTA Online gives 1 million GTA$ free of charge for the anniversary
GTA Online gives 1 million GTA$ free of charge for the anniversary

For the 6th anniversary of the online shooter GTA Online, Rockstar Games is once again very generous. All players will…

WSOP International Circuit for the 3rd time at Holland Casino Rotterdam
WSOP International Circuit for the 3rd time at Holland Casino Rotterdam

Holland Casino Rotterdam will once again be the venue for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) International Circuits from 14th…

LEC establishes Berlin as a European eSports Centre
LEC establishes Berlin as a European eSports Centre

The summer season of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) begins in Berlin on Friday. Five years ago, the…

Gambling costs Austrians €1.9 billion
Gambling costs Austrians €1.9 billion

The hope of getting rich through a jackpot or the right tips is still "pulling": the gaming market grew again…

PUBG: Interview with eSports boss
PUBG: Interview with eSports boss

PUBG is trying to establish itself in mainstream eSports this year. SPORT1 interviewed Jake Sin, the PUBG Director of eSports.…

Australia Poker Open - Farid Jattin with monster chiplead at Event #4
Australia Poker Open - Farid Jattin with monster chiplead at Event #4

After already the A$10,000 PLO Event #2 of the Australia Poker Open in The Star Gold Coast Casino was well…

Austrian wins 3 million at Fortnite World Cup
Austrian wins 3 million at Fortnite World Cup

David "aqua" Wang is going home after this weekend as a millionaire. The 17-year-old Austrian won the World Champion title…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!