Numerous stars of the competitive Fortnite scene are turning out for the $10K Elite Cup on Saturday, February 14. It was announced a day prior that Epic would officially fund and sponsor the tournament.
Formerly known as the Gameflip Advance Cup featuring Fortnite, the now referred to as Elite Cup is being run by Practice Server, a European and North American community that hosts a competitive Fortnite hub servicing those regions.
While players from both of the game's major regions will be playing, with competitors from North America and Europe, the tournament intself will take place on the NA East servers. The exact tournament format has not yet been announced, but we'll be sure to update this article with any new information as it becomes available.
When is the Fortnite $10k Elite Cup
The Fortnite Elite Cup takes place on Saturday, February 14, with the action set to kick off at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 10PM CET.
The tournament will be hosted on the PracticeServer Twitch channel.
Likely there will be individual streamers who will stream the event on their channels as well. We will add them here as they are announced or when they begin broadcasting.
Some big names in Fortnite are participating in the tournament. Turner 'Tfue' Tenney, Dmitri ‘Mitr0’ Van de Vrie, Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson, and the reigning solos world champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf are all slated to compete.
PracticeServer provided a full list of participants and their corresponding regions, revealing a fully stacked card of pro players:
$10,000 is on the line for all participants. Players will earn $300 per victory, and the money distribution based on results is as follows:
- 1st: $3000
- 2nd: $1600
- 3rd: $1000
- 4th: $800
- 5th: $600
- 6th: $450
- 7th: $300
- 8th: $200
- 9th: $150
- 10th: $100
For many of these players, the Elite Cup isn’t about the money, as bigger events with larger prize pools loom on the horizon, like DreamHack Anaheim that takes place a week later with a $250,000 pool.
For them, it’s about supporting a Fortnite community that is run and managed by the community itself, and celebrating the official recognition it’s receiving from Epic. And it’s about getting wins, can’t forget that.