Epic Games’ plans for the upcoming year of Fortnite competitive play will all culminate in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, the company announced today during its Fortnite Pro-Am tournament at E3 2018.
Epic said it will use its $100 million esports investment to help sponsor tournaments throughout the 2018-19 season of play. The events will include online tournaments, community-run competitions, and official competitive events.
In addition, Epic will hold specific qualification events for the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, which will have separate competitions for both solo and duo players. These events will allow players of all varieties and skill levels to compete for a chance at an invitation to the World Cup event. Epic was careful to note that no spots in these events would be sold to third parties or established esports franchises, in hopes of giving every player a fair chance.
While Epic didn’t get into any specifics during the announcement, the company did say that it will publish the schedule for the official World Cup qualifier events sometime this fall.