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Contender Cash Cup Chapter 2 Season 2: Schedule, Format, Prize Pool & How-To Watch

The Contender Cash Cup is back for Chapter 2 Season 2 and it will be Duos! Find out everything you need to know ahead of its start including the schedule, format, prize pool and how you can watch your favourite players compete.

If it’s not the most Epic thing ever, to starve us of any competitive Fortnite for nigh on three months, then announce three events on the same day. 

For now, we have the return of the FNCS - more on that here - and a brand new round of both the Contender Cash Cups & Platform Cash Cups for Chapter 2 Season 2.

If you don’t know the Contenders and Platform Cups are two events held weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays, respectively. 

It gives players the chance to compete against the best in their region for the chance to win cash prizes. The Contender Cash Cup is cross-platform Duo event, while the Platform Cup, is as the name suggests, are platform-specific and is a Solo event. 

 

Players will need to be in the Champion League Division I which means having 6,000+ Hype.

Players will play as Ghost or Shadow agents against other Ghost and Shadow agents meaning there are effectively two tournaments running simultaneously.

The Contender Cash Cup starts on Wednesday 18th March and runs for six weeks.

EDIT: Epic have announced that there will no longer be a Ghost and Shadow variant of each cup and the prize pools from both have been effectively combined. The new prize pools can be viewed below.

Contender Cash Cup Format

Contender Cash Cup Chapter 2 Season 2 Fortnite Schedule, Format, Rules, How To Watch Prize Pool

The Contender Cash Cup is a duo event.


Each session will last approximately three hours. Players can play as many as 10 matches. Players will earn points based on the scoring system listed below.
Players will be ranked on a leaderboard with the highest performing players in the region eligible for cash prizes.

 

Scoring Format

Victory Royale: 10 Points
2nd - 5th: 7 Points
6th - 10th: 5 Points
11th - 15th: 3 Points

Each Elimination: 1 Point

 

Schedule

Week 1: 18 March
Week 2: 25 March
Week 3: 1 April
Week 4: 8 April
Week 5: 15 April
Week 6: 22 April

 

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 2: How-To Watch

Going off previous Contender Cash Cups we can assume that Epic will not be providing a live stream or broadcast so your best bet is tuning into your favourite player. 
 
Here are some suggestions.


EU:

NAE:

NAW:

 

Contender Cash Cup Prize Pool

Europe has the highest prize pool followed by North America East, North America West, Brazil, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East.

Europe

Rank        Prize
1st    $3,000
2nd    $2,600
3rd    $2,200
4th    $1,900
5th    $1,600
6th    $1,300
7th    $1,200
8th    $1,100
9th    $1,060
10th-14th    $960
15th-25th    $840
26th-50th    $800

NA East

Rank        Prize
1st    $2,700
2nd    $2,400
3rd    $2,000
4th    $1,600
5th    $1,400
6th    $1,300
7th    $1,200
8th    $1,100
9th    $1,000
10th-14th    $900
15th-25th    $800

NA West

Rank        Prize
1st    $2,500
2nd    $2,200
3rd    $1,900
4th    $1,800
5th    $1,600

For the prize pools of Brazil, Oceania, Asia and the Middle East refer to Epic’s official rules for the Contender Cash Cup.
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