Epic Games officially announced the 2018-2019 competitive season for Fortnite: Battle Royale, including the 2019 World Cup Event.
On Tuesday, June 12th, Epic Games announced how the previously revealed $100 million prize pool for the 2018-2019 season will be used for competitions around the world.
The developer will be supporting 'community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions' that will focus on Solos and Duos, however, it is stated that opportunites for 'squad' competition may be coming soon.
Epic Games also announced the 2019 Fortnite 'World Cup,' with qualifiers beginning in Fall of 2018. The 'World Cup' will be based on merit, and the developer will not be selling teams or franchises.
More information can be found below from the official Epic Games announcement, along with a video breaking down the 2018-2019 season.
"We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Whether you’re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.
What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe. Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.
This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.
Rules, Player Code of Conduct, specifics about platforms and Fall 2018 schedule are on the way. If you’re interested in learning more about Fortnite competitive play sign up here. Stay tuned for more!"
Source: Epic Games