The biggest game on the planet is getting it's own esports competition with one enormous pool of money.
$100,000,000 sort of money. Yes. That's a whopping eight zeros.
That's right. Epic Games have announced The Fortnite World Cup 2019, which will have a variety of events including: “community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win.”
Anyone can win.
Qualifying matches will begin later this year, and the World Cup itself will kick off late 2019. But morst importantly, this world cup is not just for those fancy gaming competitors who already get paid. Literally anyone can win. That's you mate.
The Epic Games blog post states. “Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.”
This is for you, the players.
So tell your Missus, your Mum or whoever else is on your back about your Fortnite addiction to put that in their pipe and smoke it.