Matt Pryor
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Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.

$10K EpikWhale Cup Format, Scoring System, Start Date & How To Register

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Professional Fortnite player EpikWhale is getting a competition.


Shane “EpikWhale'' Cotton, who won two Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) events and placed third at the Fortnite World Cup, is the scene’s latest player to have a tournament in his name. He follows Mongraal, MrSavage, benjyfishy and several others who have earned the same honor. Each creator worked directly with Epic Games to create an online competition featuring a monetary prize pool and customized scoring system. Last month, Ali “SypherPK” Hassan hosted and competed in one as well, and EpikWhale is next in line. Let’s take a look at what his tournament entails.

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EpikWhale Cup Format & Dates

This tournament utilizes the squads format, meaning only teams of four are eligible to compete. It’ll occur on NA West servers across three rounds from March 10 to March 12. Here is the round-by-round breakdown of the EpikWhale Cup:

Round One (March 10 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST)

  • Open Format
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 150 teams advance to round two

Round Two (March 11 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST)

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • Top 25 teams advance to round three

Round Three (March 12 from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM PST)

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of six matches
  • Top four teams earn money

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EpikWhale Cup Scoring System

Placement points for the EpikWhale Cup start at 20th, and each game winner nets 30 points. Eliminations are worth one point throughout the entire competition. Here is the full scoring system breakdown:

  • Victory Royale     30 points
  • 2nd       24 points
  • 3rd        21 points
  • 4th        19 points
  • 5th        17 points
  • 6th        15 points
  • 7th        14 points
  • 8th        13 points
  • 9th        12 points
  • 10th        11 points
  • 11th        10 points
  • 12th        9 points
  • 13th        8 points
  • 14th        7 points
  • 15th        6 points
  • 16th        5 points
  • 17th        4 points
  • 18th        3 points
  • 19th        2 points
  • 20th        1 point
  • Each Elimination: 1 point

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EpikWhale Cup Prize Pool

Like the SypherPK Cup, EpikWhale’s tournament features a $10k prize pool spread across the top-ten finishers. First place will split $6k amongst all four players. Here is the complete prize pool:

  • 1st - $6,000
  • 2nd - $2,000
  • 3rd - $1,200
  • 4th - $800

How to Register

Those looking to squad up and compete in this tournament must first visit this link to register. All four members of each team must do so to be eligible. Once that’s done, you’re good to go and the EpikWhale Cup should populate on March 10!

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