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Prepare for the J Balvin Cup and get his skin for free, all you need to know

Join the party and be part of the J Balvin Cup, where you can get the chance to win his exclusive new skin for free.
Fortnite is set for another crossover event, this time featuring Colombian reggaeton singer and five-time Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, who after his first appearance during Fortnitemares 2020, will make his debut in the game bringing all his style to the island.

So to celebrate this, Epic Games has revealed a new special Cup where players will have the chance to get the new skin and its custom accessories at no cost.

If you want to know all about the upcoming J Balvin Cup -- including how to enter -- then you have come to the right place as we have all the details here.

Fortnite J Balvin Cup: How to join

Fortnite’s J Balvin Cup will be restricted to only duos, while all participants must be ranked in the Arena. According to their current rank, players will be divided in different lobbies to maintain balance at all matches.

Fortnite J Balvin Cup
Registers for the J Balvin Cup will open soon. (Picture: Epic Games)

Only players with Epic accounts levelled thirty or above will be eligible to compete, and must also have Two-Factor Authentication (“2FA”) enabled on their Epic account and their account must be in good standing.

Eligible players include any player that is aged 13 years or older. If a player is under 18 years then they will need to have permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Once the tournament becomes active, you will be able to register in-game.

Fortnite J Balvin Cup: Format and scoring

The J Balvin Cup will run for a three-hour window and players will have the opportunity to complete ten duo’s matches in that time period.

Fortnite latest collab features Colombian music star J Balvin
Fortnite's latest collab features Colombian music star J Balvin. (Picture: Epic Games)

This tournament will work the same as most tournaments, in which players with the most points accumulated across all viable matches they play are given the rewards. The list below details the Scoring System for each match.

  • Victory Royale: 42 Points
  • 2nd: 36 Points
  • 3rd: 32 Points
  • 4th: 30 Points
  • 5th: 29 Points
  • 6th: 28 Points
  • 7th: 27 Points
  • 8th: 26 Points
  • 9th: 25 Points
  • 10th: 24 Points
  • 11th: 23 Points
  • 12th: 22 Points
  • 13th: 21 Points
  • 14th: 20 Points
  • 15th: 19 Points
  • 16th: 18 Points
  • 17th: 17 Points
  • 18th: 16 Points
  • 19th: 15 Points
  • 20th: 14 Points
  • 21st: 13 Points
  • 22nd: 12 Points
  • 23rd: 11 Points
  • 24th: 10 Points
  • 25th-29th: 9 Points
  • 30th-34th: 6 Points
  • 35th-39th: 3 Points
  • 40th-44th: 2 Points
  • 45th-50th: 1 Point

Each Elimination made by any of the players in the team will award 1 Point.

Fortnite J Balvin Cup: Prizes and schedule

Duos who manage to reach the following placements listed below will receive the "J Balvin" In-Game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe.

  • Europe: 1st - 2,500th
  • NA East: 1st - 1,250th
  • Brazil: 1st - 1,000th
  • NA West: 1st - 500th
  • Asia, Oceania and Middle East: 1st - 250th

This event will be hosted in one round on 24th August, 2021, with all final times already available in-game.

Fortnite J Balvin skin accessories
Finish among the best in your region and get J Balvin's skin for free. (Picture: Epic Games)

You can find the full ruleset of the J Balvin Cup on Fortnite's website.

And remember, if you don’t manage to finish at any of the placements above, don’t worry, as the new skins and accessories will be available in the in-game store on 26th August, at 8 pm ET (1 am BST).

For more on all things Fortnite, check out our dedicated section filled with news, guides, and tier lists.

Header image via Epic Games.