Epic Announces the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Event

Epic Games’ plans for the upcoming year of Fortnite competitive play will all culminate in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, the company announced...
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    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.

    Source: Polygon

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  1. goss34
    I just don't understand why these games go competitive. PUBG and Fortnite are beginning to sprout a competitive following. As Battle Royale game modes, it is impossible to have a baseline because every map is randomized with the way loot is spread out. This makes it easier and/or harder for players to get items that are actually useful against opponents. I do see opportunity for something like this to go competitive with the building aspect which is entertaining, but really only towards the ends of these types of games where everyone pretty much has the same amount and type of loot after killing other players and gaining a significant inventory to use. Personally, I just think competitive battle royale games are just childish, pointless and just another way to bring more money in and not a true test of "skill".
  2. Harry
    Great to see that they're willing to get to so involved in these events!