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.