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Fortnite: PlayStation Cup Resumes January 14 With $107K Prize Pool

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Learn how you can compete for a share of $107K USD in this season’s Fortnite PlayStation Cup.


Tournament season has officially arrived in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. The newest season provided players a new world to explore, and it’s finally time for competitions to begin. Like last season, Epic Games will host console-specific tournaments once again.

Starting January 14, Fortnite players on PlayStation have a chance to win more than $100K USD in prize money across two days. Join ESTNN as we explain everything you need to know about the upcoming PlayStation Cup.

PlayStation Cup Format

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Not much has changed in regards to the PlayStation Cup format or tournament structure. It’s a two-round, Solo format open to players of all Arena Mode ranks. Participants will have three hours to complete up to ten matches while earning points for placement and eliminations. The ultimate goal is to finish top 100 in round one to qualify for round two.

Round two featured set lobbies each of 100 total players. Prize distribution varies per region, so be sure to scroll down this page for that information. Remember, all account levels must be at least 50 and you need 2-Factor Authentication on your Epic Games account to compete.

Here’s a quick recap of the format:

Round One

  • Three-hour session
  • Players compete in ten possible matches
  • Highest point earners advance to the second round
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Round Two

  • Top 100 players in each region
  • Six custom matches
  • The highest point-earning players will win a share of $107K USD

PlayStation Cup Scoring System

The PlayStation Cup’s scoring system offers players a balance between eliminations and placement. A Victory Royale is worth 30 points in both rounds. However, eliminations are worth one point in the first round and two in the second.

Here is the complete scoring breakdown:

  • 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
  • Each Elimination: 1 point
  • Round 2 Eliminations are worth 2 points

Prize Pool

Epic Games offers a $107K USD prize pool for entrants. That figure is divided up between all seven competitive regions. Europe, NA East, NA West and Brazil top the list; each winner will take home $1.2K USD.

Here is the prize distribution per region:

Europe, NA East, NA West & Brazil

  • 1st: $1,200
  • 2nd: $1,100
  • 3rd: $1,000
  • 4th: $800
  • 5th: $725
  • 6th: $600
  • 7th: $550
  • 8th: $500
  • 9th: $450
  • 10th — 25th: $400
  • 26th — 50th: $300
  • 51st — 64th: $200
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Oceania & Middle East

  • 1st: $650
  • 2nd: $600
  • 3rd: $550
  • 4th: $500
  • 5th: $450
  • 6th: $400
  • 7th: $350
  • 8th — 9th: $300
  • 10th — 20th: $200

The action starts January 14, so be sure to get your PlayStation ready for a chance to win thousands of dollars. Check your in-game ‘Compete’ tab for more information!

Source: Epic Games

Feature Image: Epic Games

 

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