Over 40 million players participated. Only the Fortnite World Cup Champions remain standing. The best Fortnite players in the world met in New York City July 26 – 28 to compete in the $30 million Fortnite World Cup Solo and Duos Finals, $3 million Creative Finals and $3 million Charity Pro-Am. This event was the culmination of 10 weeks of $1 million Online Open Qualifiers with more than 200 countries participating.
Over 19,000 fans attended the three-day Fortnite World Cup Finals in person at the sold-out Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Sunday during the Solo Finals, concurrent viewers peaked at over 2.3 million across YouTube and Twitch, making the Fortnite World Cup the most-watched competitive gaming event (excluding China) of all time. These numbers do not include fans watching in-game and on other streaming and social media platforms.
Fortnite World Cup Solos Winner: $3,000,000
Fortnite World Cup Duos Winners: $3,000,000 (split)
Aqua (@aquaa) – $1,500,000
Nyhrox” (@nyhrox) – $1,500,000
Fortnite World Cup Creative Winners: $1,345,000 (split)
Cizzorz (@cizzorz) – $336,250
Hiimtylerh (@hiimtylerh) – $336,250
Suezhoo (@suezhoo) – $336,250
Zand (@zandOfficial) – $336,250
Fortnite World Cup Charity Pro-Am: $1,000,000 (split)
Airwaks (@airwaks) – $500,000
RL Grime (@RLGRIME) – $500,000
What’s next for Competitive Fortnite?
This weekend, Epic Games announced the Fortnite Champion Series! Starting with Fortnite’s upcoming Season X, players will compete weekly with the goal of becoming Fortnite Season X Champions with millions of dollars at stake. Epic is also adding a leaderboard so players can track their progress and follow their favourite players in the quest to become Season Champs.