Epic Games drop Fortnite World Cup-themed merch

Ross Houston
July 28, 2019

More than 100 finalists were set to take part in the event's various competitions, having been whittled down from around 40 million who attempted to qualify for the tournament and compete for the 3 million U.S. dollar (£2.4 million) top prize.

Then Saturday, July 27, the competitive tournament will start with the Duos Finals.

The best celebrity Fortnite player has been crowned, and it's definitely not Drake.

This is the first Fortnite World Cup ever so the players at the top of the Fortnite World Cup Duos standings will, without a doubt, be leaving their mark on history and walking away with millions of dollars.

About 40 million players worldwide tried to qualify over 10 weeks for the finals, a field which was winnowed down to 100 solo finalists who have a shot at the cash prizes.

Former FaZe Clan member, Tfue, also played in the tournament, but was only able to lock down a 5th place finish with his partner, which awarded them $85,000.

"I don't know what to say".

A spokesman said: 'It's always been our intention that Fortnite competition be open and inclusive to players from all over the world, and we offered an open platform for anyone to prove themselves'.

Jaden Ashman, who goes by the gamer name Wolfiez, will share the cash with his Dutch gaming partner David "Rojo" Jong after the duos event in NY.

Teenager Daniel Walsh claims he earns a staggering $80,000 each year from playing video games.

More than 250 million people have played the game since it launched two years ago, generating $2.4bn (£1.9bn) in revenue in 2018.

Doctors in Boston claimed they are were seeing children addicted to Fortnite with health problems that are typically only seen in adults.

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