Epic Games just announced that Fortnite has crossed 125 million players.
Fortnite is free to play but this is a massive number and they’ve been fantastic about updates and cross platform play and transferring progress. Today, with the milestone announcement comes competitive details. Epic Games’ statement on the competitive season for 2018-2019 and the world cup is below:
We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Whether you’re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.
What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe. Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.
This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.
The bolded statement above is superb. Epic also committed 100 million dollars to the prize pool for Fortnite competitions this year.
Fortnite is available on iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.