Sony unveiled a brand new Fortnite esports tournament called the Playstation Cup. Exclusive to PS4 and PS5, this event offers a $110 thousand prize pool, separated into different regions.
The reveal was made in a blog post on PlayStation’s official website. The PlayStation Cup uses the Solo Fortnite competitions’ format instead of relying on special modes. So, contestants will drop in the classic battle royale mode to fight their way up to victory royale.
From there, it is up to them to decide what kind of playstyle is more suited to their profile. End-game placements reward players with a definite amount of points while a point is attributed for each elimination. All players, regardless of stats and ranks, start with zero points. The first round spans over three hours, in which contestants will play a total of ten games.
PlayStation players get ready! We’re bringing two PlayStation only cups to Fortnite with a $113,400 prize pool for each cup, and it starts on October 2. More info below.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) September 29, 2021
Only the top 100 of each region, depending on their score, qualify for Round 2. A total of six games will decide the seven players taking home their region’s crown. However, there is a catch as eliminations are now worth double the points, making for a more entertaining experience. From 1st place all the way to 64th, players will go home with part of the global prize pool.
Although exclusive to PlayStation consoles, everyone can enter this esports tournament via the Fortnite in-game Compete tab. There are some requirements like enabling two-factor authentification or reaching level 30, but nothing too difficult. Here is the list of the seven regions, in which players can compete, alongside the schedule.
- North America East: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
- North America West: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT
- Europe: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET
- Brazil: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM BRT
- Middle East: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM GST
- Asia: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM JST
- Oceania: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM AET
Players have up until October 2 to sign-up for the Playstation Cup. A full breakdown of the rules is available here.
Written by Charles Fuster
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