Fortnite World Cup to Include $3M Creative Competition
23 Apr, 2019
Epic Games will host a $3M USD competition based in Fortnite‘s Creative mode at the World Cup event in July.
Qualifiers will span five different challenges created in the mode, with 15 players competing at the World Cup finals.
The World Cup’s primary battle royale competition will award $30M to players.
Qualifiers are currently underway for July’s Fortnite World Cup competition, but the event won’t solely be focused on the popular battle royale mode—it will also have a Creative mode competition with its own significant prize pool.
Epic Games has announced the Fortnite World Cup – Creative competition, which is focused on the game’s Minecraft-esque Creative building mode. Content creators have used the mode to devise challenges for other players to attempt, and now Epic Games has built a large-scale competition out of it with $3M at stake.
Fortnite will offer up five different Creative mode challenges between April 29 and June 7, each built by a different content creator. The first trial was built by FaZe Clan player “Cizzorz” (real name unknown), who will also judge this stage of the competition. Cizzorz is already well-known for his Creative mode obstacle courses, for which he provides prizes for the best recorded times.
All told, 15 total players will qualify across the five challenges and earn a trip to the Fortnite World Cup in New York City from July 26-28 to compete for a share of the $3M prize pool.
The Fortnite World Cup – Creative prize pool pales in comparison to the $30M that will be awarded through the event’s battle royale competition, but is still a huge amount of money for an esports tournament. It also shows that Epic Games is finding additional ways to build competition around its game—and additional ways to award that $100M that the publisher committed to the first year of Fortnite esports.