The Extreme Prize Pools on Fortnite Tournaments
It’s likely for non-players to know the name ‘Fortnite’ and understand that it’s ‘some sort of video game.’ Most people who aren't familiar with the world of gaming are unaware of the massively popular battle royale that's called Fortnite.
With the immense popularity surrounding this battle royale game, Fortnite tournaments are known to break some serious bank. The game is played by both amateurs and professionals while generally consisting of up to 100 players who fight against each other to the death.
One shocking revelation that not many people fully comprehend is that the cumulative prize pool for Fortnite competitions and tournaments was placed at a whopping $7.88 million in 2020. This makes Fortnite prize pools one of the most cumulative eSports prizes in contrast to other tournaments for online games in the same year.
From the research we have conducted, there are many examples of extreme price pools relating to Fortnite tournaments that are bound to leave you flawed. Here is one of the most jaw-dropping extreme prize pools:
Fortnite World Cup 2019
The Fortnite World Cup was hosted at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York where a total of $30 million was up for grabs. This prize money was available across various prize pools in the Fortnite World Cup Tournament.
The Solos of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Tournament
The format for this tournament is split into two events, which are the solo players and the duos or two-player teams. Both of these different tournament pools consist of six matches. The 2019 solo even finals took place on July 28th, 2019. The title for the solo event was taken by a 16-year-old American named Kyle Giersdorf, who is more commonly known in the online gaming world as Bugha. Kyle came home with a whopping $3 million, as the grand prize for winning this title.
The Duos of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Tournament
The duo of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Tournament was held on July 27th with David Wang, commonly known as ‘Aqua,’ and Emil Bergquist Pedersen, commonly known as ‘Nyhrox,’ sharing the prize money of an incredible $3 million.
In addition to these main titles, players can also win a part of the prize pool by winning the Creative Cup. This Creative Cup title consists of eight teams, where each is led by one popular Fortnite icon. Team leaders are required to hold some form of qualification. During this activity, team members have to attempt to qualify while participating in a challenge in creative mode.