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Fortnite World Cup begins April 13; $30M finals set for July

The $30 million Fortnite World Cup runs from April 13 through July 28. Courtesy Epic Games

Featuring 10 weekly tournaments and the World Cup Finals in New York, Fortnite World Cup will begin April 13, Epic Games announced Monday.

Every Sunday for 10 weeks, 3,000 players will compete for a $1 million prize pool in an Online Open final, a three-hour window where entrants can play up to 10 matches. The 3,000 players will be chosen every Saturday, from the top scorers during a three-hour, 10-match maximum Online Open semifinals.

Any player can earn a spot in a semifinal while playing on his or her own, by progressing to the Champion League in the new Arena game mode.

Action will begin April 13 with solo competition, then move to duo competition in Week 2, and alternate back and forth for 10 weeks through June 16.

The highest-ranked players each week will be invited to the Fortnite World Cup Finals, which will be held July 26-28 in New York City with a $30 million prize pool. Epic Games previously announced the solo champion of the finals will take home $3 million, with all qualifiers guaranteed at least $50,000.

Up to 21 players will qualify for the World Cup Finals each week in solo competition, and up to 11 duo pairings each week, with most spots allocated to the European and North American regions.

Epic Games also announced in late February that there will be $100 million in prizes offered throughout the year.