How to watch Twitch Rivals Fortnite tournament at TwitchCon 2019
Fortnite is coming back to TwitchCon with another tournament and it’s featuring a whopping $1.3 million prize pool. Here’s how you can tune in.
The first time Fortnite came to TwitchCon it was for the culmination of the Fall Skirmish back in 2018. Now, Fortnite returns to the Twitch Rivals arena with a much wider pool of entrants.
Unlike most Twitch Rivals events, this event is open to all partners and affiliates, rather than an invited list of high caliber streamers. This means that most people attending TwitchCon will be able to participate, so long as they meet Twitch’s requirements to be an affiliate.
How to watch Fortnite Twitch Rivals at TwitchCon
The tournament will take place on September 27 and you’ll be able to watch along with the official Twitch Rivals broadcast.
It remains to be seen if the streamers will be able to stream from their own channels. Since the event is being held in person at TwitchCon, the best we’ll probably get is the streamers hosting the broadcast from their channel.
It’ll be an all-day event so if you plan on watching it all, you’ll need to put aside pretty much the whole day as the action begins at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST / 7 PM BST on September 27 and the Grand Finals kick off six hours after that.
What’s the format?
This event will be in the trios format, which is something viewers should be familiar with given the Fortnite Champion Series.
What’s different about Twitch Rivals is it won’t all be pros competing but instead you’ll be getting a mix of content creators in here as well.
Here’s a look at the full format as explained by Twitch Rivals.
- Game Mode: Arena Trios
- Teams of three (trios) will compete in the live Qualifiers for a share of the prize pool and an opportunity to advance to the Grand Finals.
- The live Qualifiers will be comprised of three waves, each with three games.
- Teams will play in only one wave (three games).
- Six teams will advance per wave (victory royales + highest eliminations) to the Grand Finals.
- Twelve teams will be directly invited to the Grand Finals. The other eighteen teams will come from the live Qualifiers.
- During the changeover between each Qualifier, pre-selected creators will compete in a 1v1 build battle.
It’ll be an action-packed weekend so make sure you stick around and watch your favorite streamers battle it out against each other.