The creators of popular battle royale title, Fortnite, are starting a World Cup series for the game, boasting a staggeringly huge prize pool of US $100 million, which converts to around $141 million AUD. Strewth.

Epic Games ran a three-part blog series on competitive Fortnite and to round things off, they’ve announced the enormous World Cup, which will begin with ten weekly Online Open qualifiers, each with a $1 million prize pool. These will run from April 13 to June 16.

“The top 100 Solo players and the top 50 Duos teams from around the world will join us for the Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York City July 26-28 with a $30,000,000 prize pool up for grabs,” Epic said in a release. “Each one of those players will be guaranteed at least $50,000 and the Fortnite World Cup Solo Champion will walk away with $3,000,000.”

Before Fortnite, the top prize pool was offered by the Dota 2 International, which was close to US $25 million ($35 million).

Epic will also be hosting additional events for Fortnite players who aren’t necessarily into its battle royale mode.

“Our $1,000,000 weekly cash tournaments will continue through the end of this year,” the release continues. “These tournaments will feature a wider variety of modes and formats to open up the competitive playing field. We will also provide tournament tools and prizing to select partners to better serve competitive Fortnite in more countries and regions around the world on our way to awarding the full $100,000,000 in 2019.”

There’s no denying it, folks. That is an absurd amount of money, but if anyone can get away with offering it, it’s Epic Games.

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