$116K Fortnite PlayStation Cup: Zero Build, Format, Scoring System

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$116K Fortnite PlayStation Cup: Zero Build, Format, Scoring System

Fortnite’s ongoing collaboration with PlayStation continues in April with another platform-exclusive tournament.


The two parties have worked together for several months to host competitions offering more than $100K USD in prize money. Participants have ranged from professionals to casuals and PC players to console loyalists. Recent events have operated under the traditional ruleset and format, but that will not happen this weekend. 

Epic Games and PlayStation announced the April PlayStation Cup would utilize Fortnite’s new Zero Build game mode. Quite simply, Zero Build mode removes the game’s foundational building mechanic. Epic has hosted a few no-build competitions since Chapter 3 Season 2 began; the PlayStation Cup is merely the latest. 

Today, ESTNN breaks down the complete format, scoring system and prize pool ahead of the tournament this weekend. 

Format & How to Play

PlayStation Cup competitors will part ways with their Duos and ride Solo for this go-around. This tournament marks the first Zero Build Solo tournament since Epic introduced the new game mode. It’s a two-round tournament open to players of all skill levels, but only PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 competitors are eligible to participate. 

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If you meet those prerequisites, you’ll need a minimum account level of 30 and have two-factor authentically (2FA) settings applied to your Epic Games account. 

Here is the complete format breakdown:

 

Round One

 

  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten possible matches
  • Top 100 players advance to Round Two

 

Round Two

 

  • Three-hour session 
  • Six custom matches
  • Final placement is determined at the end of game six

 

Scoring System

 

  • Victory Royale: 30 points
  • 2nd: 25 points
  • 3rd: 22 points
  • 4th: 20 points
  • 5th: 19 points
  • 6th: 17 points
  • 7th: 16 points
  • 8th: 15 points
  • 9th: 14 points
  • 10th: 13 points
  • 11th-15th: 11 points
  • 16th-20th: 9 points
  • 21st-25th: 7 points
  • 26th-30th: 5 points
  • 31st-35th: 4 points
  • 36th-40th: 3 points
  • 41st-50th: 2 points
  • 51st-75th: 1 point
  • Eliminations: 1 point in Round One, 2 points in Round Two

 

Prize Pool

Epic Games and PlayStation will distribute the $116K USD prize pool to all seven competitive regions. Europe tops the list with a $2K USD grand prize due to its volume of players. Those that earn at least eight points in the tournament will unlock the PlayStation-exclusive Blue Striker Emoticon. 

Here is the complete prize distribution per region: 

Europe

 

  • 1st: $2,000
  • 2nd: $1,800
  • 3rd: $1,700
  • 4th: $1,600
  • 5th: $1,500
  • 6th: $1,400
  • 7th: $1,300
  • 8th: $1,200
  • 9th: $1,000
  • 10th: $800
  • 11th-20th: $600
  • 21st-30th: $500
  • 31st-50th: $400

 

NA East

 

  • 1st: $1,600
  • 2nd: $1,400
  • 3rd: $1,300
  • 4th: $1,200
  • 5th: $1,100
  • 6th: $1,000
  • 7th: $900
  • 8th: $800
  • 9th: $700
  • 10th: $600
  • 11th-20th: $500
  • 21st-30th: $400
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NA West

 

  • 1st: $1,400
  • 2nd: $1,200
  • 3rd: $1,100
  • 4th: $1,000
  • 5th: $900
  • 6th: $800
  • 7th: $700
  • 8th: $600
  • 9th: $500
  • 10th-15th: $400

 

Brazil

 

  • 1st: $1,500
  • 2nd: $1,300
  • 3rd: $1,200
  • 4th: $1,100
  • 5th: $1,000
  • 6th: $900
  • 7th: $800
  • 8th: $700
  • 9th: $600
  • 10th: $500
  • 11th-25th: $400

 

Asia

 

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $850
  • 3rd: $800
  • 4th: $750
  • 5th: $700
  • 6th: $650
  • 7th: $600
  • 8th: $550
  • 9th: $500
  • 10th: $450
  • 11th-50th: $400

 

Middle East & OCE

 

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $800
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $700
  • 5th: $650
  • 6th: $600
  • 7th: $550
  • 8th: $500
  • 9th: $450
  • 10th: $400

The tournament begins on April 8 and is not region-locked, meaning you can compete in every iteration if you choose that path. Check your in-game “Compete” tab for start times and more information. 

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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.