Epic Games has today announced in an official blog post that its smash hit game Fortnite has surpassed the 125 million registered players mark in less than one year since its debut in July 2017 (via The Verge). Only yesterday, the game was released on Nintendo Switch as a free download, offering cross-play with players on Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS.
The developers, who also detailed the game’s $100 million e-sports competition today, revealed that 40 million people play Fortnite at once every month.
Epic Games also announced that Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers will begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. 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!
A release date for an Android version of Fortnite has still not be revealed.