THE FORTNITE World Cup Final is taking place on July 26, 27 and 28 in New York City and gamers will be battling for $30million (£24million) worth of prizes.
Tickets for the highly anticipated event have already sold out but if you’re a big fan then there’s no need to miss out as you’ll still be able to watch online.
A list of all the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers can be found here.
The free battle royale game from developer Epic Games is officially a world wide phenomenon and generates billions of pounds.
Epic says that more then 40 million players from all over the world participated in the qualifying events which started in April.
There are multiple cash prizes up for grabs with the top prize in the different tournaments being $3 million(£2.4million).
Each day of the tournament will be for different events.
Friday is the Creative Finals which will see teams of players compete in user created maps and the team with the fastest time wins.
On the same day, celebrities will team up with pro players to play for a $3 million(£2.4million) charity prize.
The duos tournament will happen on Saturday and the solos tournament is on Sunday.
All of the tournaments start at 17:30 BST apart from the Celebrity Pro-Am Finals which start at 4pm on Friday.
In the duo and solo events players/teams will compete in six matches.
The duos have to split the prize money and the solo players get to keep it all for themselves.
A total of 50 duos and 100 solos will be playing this weekend.
Notable competitors include Noah “Vivid” Wright and Timothy “Bizzle” Miller.
The UK will be well represented by the likes of Benjy “Benjyfishy” David Fish and 14 year old Kyle “Mongraal” Johnson from Kent.
What is Fortnite, anyway?
FORTNITE is an online video game played by up to 250 million people across the world.
In it, 100 players compete on their own or with a small group of pals to grab weapons, gather resources and build defences, before fighting it out to be the last man (or team) standing.
Matches take about 20 minutes, and you can drop into a new game within seconds of your previous one finishing.
It’s bright, it’s cartoony and it’s fiendishly compelling.
Skill is rewarded but luck also plays a huge role, meaning no two games are ever the same and everyone feels like they have a chance of winning.
Fortnite has also made its developer billions.
In Europe it’s rated 12+, meaning it’s suitable for those aged 12 and up.
The battle royale mode is free to play, but there is also a story-driven single player and co-op mode called Save The World that players have to pay for.
Pop culture crossover events are very common because of the game’s huge audience.
These involve players being able to buy themed outfits for the movie, TV show or brand, as well as getting some themed activities in-game to do too.
These might be new places to explore, new challenges to complete to win themed accessories, or new game modes that are loosely related to the theme of whatever is being crossed over with.
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