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Epic Games, creators of Fortnite, have just announced the first ever "World Cup", scheduled to take place in NY this July.

The top 100 solo players and the top 50 duos teams worldwide will come to NY for the Fortnite World Cup finals from July 26-28 with a prize pool of $30 million. But Epic is making an investment to ensure competitive Fortnite players don't wander off to new games anytime soon.

The worldwide tournament is open to players aged 13 years old or over, with parental permission required for under-17s, national and local laws notwithstanding. Back in November 2018, Epic stated that Fortnite had a worldwide concurrent player base of 8.3 million.

This is quite a big deal, as the Fortnite Battle Pass enables players to unlock a huge variety of cosmetics that can be used to customize their character. The final champion will walk away with $3.9 million.

Epic games - the software developer behind the battle royale game - has announced its "Fortnite World Cup".

The approach to the World Cup will consist of ten weekly open qualifiers online that will be held from April 13th to June 16th.

As for the rest of the cash, it will be distributed among more $1 million weekly tournaments that will continue through the end of the year. $50,000 can genuinely alter peoples' lives for the better and that's the minimum winnings from the World Cup - incredible!