If it’s not the most Epic thing ever, to starve us of any competitive Fortnite for nigh on three months, then announce two events on the same day.
If you don’t know, the Contenders and Platform Cups are weekly tournaments held 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 a cross-platform Duo tournament, while the Platform Cup, is as the name suggests, are platform-specific and is played as Solos.
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In the Platform Cash Cup PC players compete in their own group, Xbox and PlayStation 4 compete against each other in the console grouping, and Mobile and Switch players compete to be the best in portable group.
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 Platform Cash Cup starts on Thursday 19th March and runs for five weeks.
Platform Cash Cup Format
The Platform Cash Cup is a Solo 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 - 15th: 5 Points
16th - 25th: 3 Points
Each Elimination: 1 Point
Week 1: 19 March
Week 2: 26 March
Week 3: 2 April
Week 4: 9 April
Week 5: 16 April
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Going off previous Platform 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.
Platform Cash Cup Prize Pool
The prize pools are equal across platforms but not across regions. Europe has the highest prize pool followed by North America East, North America West, Brazil, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East.
For the prize pools of Brazil, Oceania, Asia and the Middle East refer to Epic’s official rules for the Platform Cash Cup.