After months of qualifying rounds, we are now into the final stages of the Fortnite World Cup. The Fortnite World Cup finals start today in New York at Arthur Ashe Stadium as players compete for the $30 million prize pool. Several Fortnite-related tournaments have already taken place, but this world cup is the biggest of all.
The Fortnite World Cup brought together 40 million players who attempted to qualify for the finals in over 10 weeks of online competition. Of these, only a few players qualified for the finals. The $30 million prize pool is the biggest ever for an e-sports event. Each finalist is expected to take home at least $50,000, while the top four players will become millionaires.
The two main events of the Fortnite World Cup finals will be solos and duos. The duos competition is scheduled for June 27, while the Solos event will take place on July 28.
In the Solos event, which will be a pure battle royale contest, 100 players will drop onto the island, and the last person standing will be the winner. The most prominent name in the Solos is Tfue, who missed qualifying for the duos competition with his partner, Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore. Other big names in the solo competition include Danny “Dubs” Walsh of Faze Clan and Timothy “Bizzle” Miller of Ghost Gaming.
There are two events scheduled for July 26 as well. The first event is the Creative World Cup, in which eight teams of four players each will compete in several Fortnite Creative game modes. The more anticipated event will be the Celebrity Pro-Am duos tournament. In this event, about 50 celebrities will team up with 50 pro players to compete for a $3 million charity prize pool. Some of the celebrities taking part in the event are Motif, Marshmello, Alison Wonderland.
The Creative Finals Preshow will be held at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, while the Creative Finals are set for 1 p.m. Eastern, and the Celebrity Pro-Am are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Eastern.
On Saturday, the Duos Finals Preshow is set for 12:30 p.m. Eastern, while the Duos Finals will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern. The Duos Finals Winners Ceremony is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Eastern.
On Sunday, the Solo Finals Preshow is set for 12:30 p.m. Eastern, while the Solo Finals are scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern. The Solo Finals Winners Ceremony will begin at 4:45 p.m. Eastern.
You can watch all the action live from the comfort of your home. So you can continue playing Fortnite without missing the action, Epic Games has introduced a new picture-in-picture feature. The feature allows you to watch Fortnite World Cup inside the game. If you want to stream the event outside the game, there are several options available.
You can watch every second of action on Fortnite’s own YouTube channel. Epic also has a Twitch channel where you can stream all the matches. You can view both streams via a web browser or the YouTube app. If you are planning to enjoy the event with your friends, then you can download the YouTube or Twitch app on your smart TV and enjoy all the action on the big screen. Other streaming options to watch the Fortnite World Cup finals include Facebook, Mixer and Caffeine.
To enable the picture-in-picture option, first launch the game and enter the game lobby. You will now see a little window in the upper right inviting you to view the live-stream. You can close picture-in-picture mode anytime by closing the live-stream window. To reopen the PIP window, go to the main menu where you will see the option for “Watch In Match Start Video” at the bottom. Selecting it will re-launch the PIP window.
The Fortnite World Cup finals feature individuals and teams from 30 nations, including 70 from the U.S., 14 from France and 11 from the U.K. Players got a tour of the arena where the event will be held yesterday. There is a two-tiered stage with circles of computers. Players will be able to use their home setup with the same keyboard, controller and mouse.
There are no female finalists, and the majority of the finalists are boys younger than 16.
“It will be a bit different when I’m on the stage because I’ve never been on a huge stage like that before,” 15-year-old Benjy Fish, who qualified for the finals, told the BBC.
According to the boy, he has been practicing eight hours every day for the past five months. The boy plans to buy a house for the family if he wins.
“For the last two weeks, I’ve put in about 12 hours of training every day,” Fish said.
The Fortnite World Cup finals mark the second anniversary of the battle royale game.