With a $1m prize pool and in game rewards on the line, PS4 players have something to be excited about
We are just a month in 2020 and Fortnite can be seen to be constantly improving its Esports Scene, first with the competitive series and for the first time ever Console-Specific Tournaments.
On February 15th and 16th, eligible PlayStation 4 Fortnite players can drop in and compete in the Fortnite Celebration Cup Solo competitions for an opportunity to earn in-game items and a share of $1,000,000 in cash prizes.
Players must adhere to a number of rules, especially that their Fortnite account is at level 15 and 2-Factor Authentication is enabled on their Epic account, in order to participate in this tournament. Once they have made sure that all rules have been abided by, they have to simply log onto Fortnite, head over to the “Compete” tab and queue up for a match.
On Day 1 the awards will be limited to the in-game exclusive cosmetics which will consist of:
- “Take Cover” Spray for Top 50%
- “Wild Accent” Pickaxe for Top 25%
- “Tango” Outfit for Top 5%
With the conclusion of Second Day the results of the tournament will be finalized and subject to the terms and conditions herein, prizes will be awarded to each player, as applicable, based on his or her placement within the Leaderboard. This tournament will provide the opportunity to 4,000 eligible PlayStation 4 players to win cash prizes globally!
Similar to its counterparts, the tournament is based a point-system and these points will be awarded as follows:
- Scoring Victory Royale +3
- Reach Top 5 +2
- Reach Top 15 +2
- Reach Top 25 +3
- 1 Eliminations +1
The maximum number of matches that a person can enroll in are capped at 10; the maximum points that can be earned per match are 11.
There are two major takeaways from this tournament: Platform-specific tournaments, and increased prize pool. In the Fortnite’s 2019 review article, its depleting trend was highlighted. It is possible that people at Epic are revolutionizing a strategy to revive the game, and distributing money in tournaments might be one of those ways. Secondly, it is to be noted that this tournament is one-of-a-kind since it is platform-specific and only allows PS4 users to compete in it. This suggest that Fortnite might introduce more platform-specific tournaments to gain community’s feedback which is often found complaining about the advantage one platform has over the other, be it aim-assist, high frame-rate etc.
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