Home Of U.S. Tennis Open To Host Fortnite Gaming World Cup Finals
April 9, 2019
The home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament will host the first Fortnite World Cup Finals from July 26-28, 2019.
The esport event will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center’s Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest tennis venue, with a capacity of nearly 24,000.
The event’s operations and logistics will be overseen by Endeavor.
Last October, Fortnite parent group Epic Games a $1.25 billion investment round from a coalition that included KKR & Co., Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins and esports Axiomatic Gaming. The deal valued the gaming company at $15 billion, according to Bloomberg.
The road to the Fortnite World Cup begins with ten weekly Online Open qualifiers running from April 13 to June 16. Each week $1,000,000 will be on the line for eligible Fortnite players, with payouts distributed broadly.
The top 100 Solo players and the top 50 Duos teams from around the world will join us for the Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York City July 26-28 with a $30,000,000 prize pool up for grabs. Each one of those players will be guaranteed at least $50,000 and the Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion will walk away with $3,000,000.