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.
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
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.
Victory Royale: 10 Points
2nd - 5th: 7 Points
6th - 10th: 5 Points
11th - 15th: 3 Points
Each Elimination: 1 Point
Week 1: 18 March
Week 2: 25 March
Week 3: 1 April
Week 4: 8 April
Week 5: 15 April
Week 6: 22 April
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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.
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.