This Summer and Autumn see World Cups for a number of fine and storied sports with cricket and rugby tournaments taking place for the men, and football and netball World Cups for women. But there is a newcomer to the World Cup scene. Epic Games is holding its inaugural Fortnite World Cup later this month and it is serious business with a $100 million prize pool up for grabs.
The prize pool includes $30 million for the Finals alone, taking place at New York’s famous Flushing Meadow, and contested by the world’s top 100 solo players and top 50 duos. The winning solo player will take home a cool $3 million.
I want to look just a little bit more closely at how Epic Games is approaching its inaugural World Cup and compare the event with how World Cups are approached in traditional sports. Hop over to LinkedIn to read the full article.
As with sporting World Cups, the Fortnite World Cup has a qualifying mechanic that ensures that the participants in the Finals are globally spread.