By Cody Perez
February 14, 2020
Fortnite battle royale is in a weird state currently with no major esports events officially announced by developer Epic Games and the second season coming just next week. However, even with the next season of the game, we don’t know anything about it.
Somehow, Epic Games has avoided spoilers, leaks and more for the second season of battle royale in Chapter 2. We don’t expect to hear about any new official esports event for the game until Season 2 begins, but that hasn’t stopped other companies from hosting competitive tournaments.
One such event was just announced and will be starting very soon: the Fortnite Elite Cup. The Elite Cup was announced by Gameflip and will be hosted this upcoming weekend, despite just being announced shortly before the date of the event.
Sometimes with events like these, a surprisingly announced will seem thrown together at the last second and, therefore, not have much to it. However, the Fortnite Elite Cup is different as it has some real star power behind it and will be quite interesting to watch.
With pros like Tfue and Bugha competing in the Fortnite Elite Cup, it is an exciting event that players interested should check out if they have the chance to. The event will begin Saturday, February 15, at 1 PM PT (4 PM ET) and only take place on that day.
If you are interested in checking out the event as it happens live or after the fact, you can watch it on the Practice Server Twitch channel when the tournament goes live at that time. In addition to that, players will have the chance to watch it on their favorite streamer’s Twitch channel.
If you have a favorite player who will be competing in the upcoming Fortnite Elite Cup, feel free to watch them on their channel per usual. This is the best way to see them live as the main Practice Server Twitch channel will likely move around between all of the contestants.
At this time, we still don’t know too much about the format of the Elite Cup, even though it will be happening tomorrow. We do know, though, that it will be a traditional battle royale tournament, unlike the recent Search and Destroy PS4-exclusive event.
The tournament will consist of North America East, West and European players who are some of the best around. All of the players will be playing on the North American East server for some reason to try and keep everyone on the same page.
While we don’t know if the tournament will have the players playing solo or in squads or duos, there will be six matches that will happen throughout the entire event.
Thankfully, we do know the roster of players who will be competing in the Fortnite Elite Cup this weekend. Gameflip has confirmed the full list of competitors who will be part of the event. There are quite a few players from the three regions taking part in the tournament.
That is just the North American East players with plenty more coming from Europe and North America West. As you can see, there are real pros here like the always fan favorite Tfue and the current Fortnite World Champion Bugha. If you’re interested in the full list of the players, be sure to check out the complete list here at Ginx.
The likes of Tfue, Saf, Bugha and the rest will be competing in the $10,000 tournament this weekend. While not the biggest tournament around in terms of prize pool, it will offer the top players at the event some solid monetary rewards.
The total prize pool offered is $10,000 and will be based on the placement of the players during the one-day event. Unfortunately, it looks like only the top 10 players from the event will be walking away with some cash from the tournament, despite there being quite a lot more competitors than just 10.
It all starts with the 10th place player who will walk away with the lowest amount of money at $100. The prize money will increase with each place from there with the player who comes in ninth place will get $150 and eighth place will get $200.
From there, seventh, sixth and fifth places will get $300, $450 and $600, respectively. Fourth place will get even more at $800 while third place will get $1,000. It increases significantly from there for the final two players with the second-place runner up getting $1,600 and the first place winner getting $3,000.
However, that isn’t the only way that the players will be able to earn money during the event. With the six matches offered, there will be six winners during those matches. If someone wins a match, they will automatically earn an additional $300 to go along with whatever placement they get.