Fortnite continues to break records, this time for competitive esports. The Fortnite World Cup, which took place July 26-28 in New York City, reached 2.3 million concurrent viewers on YouTube and Twitch, making it the single most-watched competitive gaming event (outside China) in history. And that doesn’t include fans watching through other social media platforms.
The Fortnite World Cup brought the best players in the world together for championship Solo and Duos matches, a Creative Finals, and a Charity Pro-Am. The World Cup was the culmination of 10 weeks of qualifier matches, including over 40 million players from over 200 countries. The three-day sold-out event hosted over 19,000 fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In case you were wondering, Fortnite is still pretty popular.
Here is the list of all the top winners from each event:
Fortnite World Cup Solos Winner: $3,000,000
Bugha – $3,000,000
Fortnite World Cup Duos Winners: $3,000,000 (split)
Aqua – $1,500,000
Nyhrox – $1,500,000
Fortnite World Cup Creative Winners: $1,345,000 (split)
Cizzorz – $336,250
Hiimtylerh – $336,250
Suezhoo – $336,250
Zand – $336,250
Fortnite World Cup Charity Pro-Am: $1,000,000 (split)
Airwaks – $500,000
RL Grime – $500,000
You can see the full standings here.
Over the weekend Epic Games announced the Fortnite Champion Series, beginning with the next season, Season X. Every week players can compete to become Season X champions, with a prize pool of millions of dollars. A leaderboard will be added to track your own progress and follow your favorite players.
Fortnite Season X begins tomorrow, August 1.
Today kicks off the 14 Days of Summer event for Fortnite Battle Royale. Each day will offer a chance at earning a reward by completing a daily challenge, as well as playing with a daily unlocked weapon and a new Limited Time Mode.
Each of day for the next two weeks will include:
- A weapon unvaulted for that day only.
- A daily challenge and free reward.
- New outfits and more in the Item Shop.
- A new Limited Time Mode (see below).
Fourteen new LTMs will cycle throughout the event. LTMs include Heavy Metal Squads (heavy weapons only), Splashdown Squads (water balloon fight), Wick’s Bounty Duos (eliminate players to earn coins), and Builder’s Paradise Squads (increase structure health and resource gather rate).
Full details of each Limited Time Mode can be found here, though Epic isn’t revealing their exact order.
The co-op Save the World mode of Fortnite won’t be left out either. In Save the World, players can complete a daily quest each day to earn free items in the store and collect Summer Tickets. If you can collect all 14 tickets you’ll unlock a new explosive weapon.
Creative Mode fans will also see a new featured island each day of the event as well.
The Fortnite 14 Days of Summer event lasts through July 7. Fortnite is available on PC (Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and mobile devices.
Epic Games is hosting a Fortnite Summer Block Party next month. The two-day celebration event will take place June 15-16 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Fans can purchase tickets to watch popular streamers and celebrities like Ninja, KittyPlays, and Brendon Urie (Panic! At the Disco) compete in Fortnite tournaments.
The Fortnite Summer Block Party will be operated by sports and entertainment company Endeavor.
“As gaming solidifies its position as one of the fastest-growing consumer trends globally, we are excited to work with Epic Games to provide Fortnite’s 250 million-player fan base the opportunity to get even closer to the action,” said Stuart Saw, SVP of eSports, Endeavor. “The Summer Block Party will demonstrate the collective power of the Fortnite community and the strength of the brand, building on the success of last year’s record-breaking Pro-Am Charity Tournament.”
The first day of the event will feature popular Fortnite streamers competing in the first-ever Fortnite Creative tournament. They’ll compete in new player-made games made specifically for the event. The following day will feature the return of the Celebrity Pro-Am for Fortnite Battle Royale.
Pre-sale registration is available now through Ticketmaster, until Monday, May 13 at 10 pm Pacific/1 am Eastern. Presale tickets will run from May 15 to 16. Tickets will become available to the general public beginning Friday May 17 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern. Tickets start at $35 for both days.