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Fortnite: J Balvin Cup — Free Skin, Scoring System, Format & How To Register

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Learn everything you need to know about the J Balvin Cup for a chance to win a free skin, pickaxe and back bling.


Colombian singer José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, better known as J Balvin, is the newest addition to Fortnite’s growing ICON Series. Several high-profile celebrities; including Fortnite icon Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, and more, have already etched themselves in the ICON Series over the last few years. We can safely add another marquee name to the list.

J Balvin’s in-game appearance leaked last week and Epic has made the collaboration official. The Colombian superstar’s Fortnite will hit the Item Shop on August 26. However, the developers are hosting the J Balvin Cup, where players can win the singer’s cosmetic outfit and back bling for free. Let’s take a look at the tournament’s format, schedule, scoring system and explain the registration process to get you prepared.

Format & Schedule

Epic Games will continue the trend of free skin tournaments under the duo format. That means teams of two are eligible to play for a chance to win free in-game prizes. The overall goal for competitors is to earn points based on eliminations and placement points.

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Here is the complete J Balvin Cup format:

  • The tournament begins on August 26
  • Three-hour session
  • A maximum of ten matches
  • The highest point-earning duos per region will win the J Balvin base outfit, pickaxe and back bling

How to Register

Players must apply two-factor authentication (2FA) and have a level 30 or above account to qualify for this tournament. There are no required Arena Mode ranks to compete, so it’s essentially open to competitors of all skill levels.

Scoring System

The free skin tournament scoring system remains unchanged from the last two. Players will earn one point per eliminations and 42 points in total for completing a Victory Royale.

Here is the complete scoring system breakdown:

  • Victory Royale: 42 Points
  • 2nd: 36 Points
  • 3rd: 32 Points
  • 4th: 30 Points
  • 5th: 29 Points
  • 6th: 28 Points
  • 7th: 27 Points
  • 8th: 26 Points
  • 9th: 25 Points
  • 10th: 24 Points
  • 11th: 23 Points
  • 12th: 22 Points
  • 13th: 21 Points
  • 14th: 20 Points
  • 15th: 19 Points
  • 16th: 18 Points
  • 17th: 17 Points
  • 18th: 16 Points
  • 19th: 15 Points
  • 20th: 14 Points
  • 21st: 13 Points
  • 22nd: 12 Points
  • 23rd: 11 Points
  • 24th: 10 Points
  • 25th-29th: 9 Points
  • 30th-34th: 6 Points
  • 35th-39th: 3 Points
  • 40th-44th: 2 Points
  • 45th-50th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Prize Distribution

The Fortnite Icon version of Colombian singer J Balvin stands with his hands raised as if in prayer. Behind him appears alternate version of his skin with a bright and dark theme. Rainbow samurai swords appear at the edges of the image

Epic will hand thousands of free J Balvin cosmetic outfits and accessories to competitors in each of Fortnite’s seven competitive regions. Europe leads the way, where 2.5K prizes in total are up for grabs.

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Here is the complete prize distribution per region:

Europe
1st - 2,500th: "J Balvin" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

NA East
1st - 1,250th: "J Balvin" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

NA West
1st - 500th: "J Balvin" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

Brazil
1st - 1,000th: "J Balvin" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

Asia, Oceania, Middle East
1st - 250th: "J Balvin" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

As always, these tournaments are enjoyable and more laid back than Fortnite’s Cash Cups and Champion Series. It’s also a fair introduction to the competitive landscape for those interested in learning more. Be sure to compete if you have the time on August 24!

Feature Images: Epic Games

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