New York Fortnite players will have a chance to win big money in a regional online tournament series!
Competitive Fortnite continues to heat up after recent competitive announcements involving DreamHack, a season three competition update and Daily Trios Cups. Epic Games’ partnerships continue with esports organization Andbox. The New York-based franchise made a huge announcement today, which focuses on Fortnite players in the New York metro area.
The tournament, dubbed Battle of the Boroughs, welcomes competitors from eight New York sub-regions to represent their specific area in an online competition. Battle of the Boroughs will feature a $50K USD prize, which players can earn in various ways.
What to expect
Andbox’s Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Rohit Gupta, released a statement in coordinance with this massive announcement for New York-area Fortnite competitors:
“New York is home to some of the most fiercely competitive people in the world, and they’re never shy about letting others know their neighborhood is the greatest.”
“We created Battle of the Boroughs as a new platform to give local communities across the New York area a way to showcase their skills and ultimately see them propelled to greater heights as a representative of the greatest city in the world. We’re incredibly excited to be kicking this off with Fortnite.”
Andbox’s website features a description of what the tournament entails, as well as what’s at stake for both players and viewers:
- Regional Qualifiers pit teams from each region against each other.
- Top 33 teams from each region compete in the Regional Finals, which will determine the winners of each borough and their share of the $10,000 Regional Finals Grand Prize.
- Those top 33 teams, selected across all regions from the Regional Finals winners, will compete in the Grand Finals for the lion’s share of the $35,000 grand prize.
- We’ll also be giving away $5,000 worth of “airdrops” that anyone competing or viewing can win throughout the tournament.
Battle of the Boroughs Format
Teams of three will form from eight sub-regions within the New York metro area. These areas include players living in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, Long Island, Upstate New York and New Jersey. Battle of the Boroughs includes three separate stages, which will lead up to the Grand Finals.
Stage 1 – Regional Qualifiers
- Teams will be able to qualify for the next stage (Regional Finals) by competing against other teams in their particular Region to earn one of the 33 qualification spots into the Regional Finals (Stage 2)
Stage 2 – Regional Finals
- 8 total Regional Finals (1 for each eight defined competitive regions)
- Top 33 teams in each competitive region compete to score the most points across 2 Arena matches.
- Top teams awarded entry into Grand Finals (Stage 3)
Stage 3 – Grand Finals
- Top 33 teams across each of the Regions compete to score the most points across 8 matches to crown the Champion.
- Each Region guaranteed to qualify a minimum of 2 teams for the Grand Finals
- Number of finalists from each Region will be proportionate to the number of registered participants in their Region.
Battle of the Boroughs Scoring System
Fans of competitive Fortnite should be familiar with the multitude of different scoring systems. We’ve seen eliminations worth anywhere from one to five points and placement points are often all over the map. Battle of the Boroughs will feature another unique scoring system for the New York-centric online tournament.
- Each elimination: 5 points
- Final Placement (points):
- 1st: 60
- 2nd: 53
- 3rd: 47
- 4th: 40
- 5th: 35
- 6th: 30
- 7th: 27
- 8th: 24
- 9th: 21
- 10th: 18
- 11th: 15
- 12th: 12
- 13th: 9
- 14th: 6
- 15th: 3
Battle of the Boroughs Prize Pool Breakdown
With $50K USD on the line across the entire competition, the online tournament series will offer prizes to successful teams in each of the three stages. Stage one will dole out $5K USD in total. The second leg of the competition offers $10K USD. The Grand Finals feature a $35K USD prize pool. Champions of the Battle of the Boroughs will take home $7.5K USD and ultimate bragging rights.
Self Run MVP – top score across all boroughs:
- 1st $1,000
Last Chance Qualifiers – top score across all boroughs:
- 1st: $2,000
- 2nd: $1,250
- 3rd: $750
State/Borough Finals ($1,250 Per State/Borough; $10,000 Total)
- 1st: $575
- 2nd: $375
- 3rd: $225
- 4th: $75
Grand Finals ($35,000 Total)
- 1st: $7,500
- 2nd: $4,000
- 3rd: $3,500
- 4th: $3,000
- 5th: $2,750
- 6th: $2,400
- 7th: $2,150
- 8th: $1,700
- 9th: $1,400
- 10th: $1,100
- 11th: $1,000
- 12th: $915
- 13th: $810
- 14th: $675
- 15th: $600
- 16th – 20th: $300
Battle of the Boroughs Schedule
The tournament series will commence on June 27 with the first round of qualifiers. Players will no longer be able to qualify after July 11. The Battle of the Boroughs Regional Finals and Grand Finals will take place respectively on July 17 and July 24. See the full schedule of tournament dates below:
- June 15, 2020: Registration Method #1 & #2 Opens
- June 27, 2020: Qualification Method #1 Starts
- July 6, 2020: Registration Method #2 Closes
- July 10, 2020: Registration Method #1 Close
- July 10, 2020: Qualification Method #1 Ends
- July 10, 2020: Qualification Method #2 Starts
- July 11, 2020: Qualification Method #2 Ends
- July 17, 2020: Regional Finals Competition and Broadcast
- July 24, 2020: Grand Finals Competition and Broadcast
Where You Can Watch
The Andbox Battle of the Boroughs tournament will force one player from each team to stream for verification purposes. An official broadcast will go live at twitch.tv/andbox. No streaming schedule is available at this time, but Andbox will broadcast the Regional Finals and Grand Finals on July 17 and July 24.
Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 continues to impress with endless tournaments surfacing of all shapes and sizes. New York players have a prime opportunity to showcase their skills and earn some money in the process. The Andbox Battle of the Boroughs is an example of how vital third-party tournaments are in competitive Fortnite.
Stay tuned to ESTNN for more information on this tournament and other Fortnite news and updates!