‘Fortnite’ World Cup Qualifiers Week 1 – Time, Schedule, Standings & How to Watch


Fortnite ’s World Cup events begin April 13, so we’re here to recap everything we know about the Week 1 Solos qualifiers. Here are the times, rules, standings and stream links to be aware of.

When does the Fortnite World Cup Start?

Here’s the full schedule of start times courtesy of Epic Games. In short, tournaments will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

  • Europe – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. GMT
  • NA West – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT
  • NA East – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. EDT
  • Brazil – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. BRT
  • OCE – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. AET
  • ASIA – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. JST

Where to watch and stream the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers

If the proceedings are being streamed at all, the best place to find them is on Fortnite’s official Twitch and YouTube channels. It’s possible matches may not be streamed due to the large and public nature of this particular opening phase, but Epic has streamed niche online tournaments in the past.

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Fortnite World Cup players

This qualifier is open to anyone who’s attained the Champion League rank for Arena Mode in Solos. That means thousands of the best Fortnite players in the world will be logging in at the same time to fight for ultimate glory. The full roster is far too long to list.

Fortnite World Cup rules and standings

The rules for today’s Fortnite World Cup action are quite simple. Players must try to score as many points as possible in Solos during the three-hour tournament. Points are earned the following ways:

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • Second-Fifth Place: Seven Points
  • Sixth-15th Place: Five Points
  • 16th-25th Place: Three Points
  • Eliminations: One Point each
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Under those rules the top 3,000 players from each region will advance to the Finals on Sunday. Note that this is not the true Fortnite World Cup Finals. There are 10 weeks of Solos and Duos qualifiers leading up to the main event in July.

The latest standings will be available on the official Fortnite World Cup standings page.

There is a $1 million prize pool for the weekend’s events, but it’s not known how the money will be divided. That’s all we know about the Fortnite World Cup for now, but we’ll do our best to add more details as they become available.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What are your thoughts on the Fortnite World Cup format so far? Will any big streamers hit the top of the standings? Tell us in the comments section!

Content courtesy of Newsweek.com published on , original article here.

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