Following last weekend’s conclusion of Chapter 2 Season 2 of the Fortnite Champion Series, Epic Games has announced a new online invitational tournament.
The Fortnite Champion Series Invitational will feature up to 600 players per region, and award a total of $2 million (£1.62 million) in prize money across all areas. Epic Games will invite up to 500 players in each of the seven competitive regions: Europe, NA East, NA West, Middle East, Brazil, Asia, and Oceania. Up to 400 of those players per region will be invited based on performance in past events, with another 100 invited at Epic’s discretion.
Another 100 players per region can qualify for the competition via open qualifying events. Unlike the Duos (two-player) format of the previous Fortnite Champion Series stage, the Invitational will be a Solos tournament with every player competing individually.
Fortnite competitions have awarded more than $85.1 million (£69 million) to date, putting it third all-time behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive according to reports by Esports Earnings.