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EpikWhale Cup: Schedule, Format, Scoring, Prizes, and How to Register

The EpikWhale cup will take place from March 10-12.
The EpikWhale cup will take place from March 10-12. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Fortnite's EpikWhale Cup is finally set to take place. The event is named after Shane “EpikWhale'' Cotton, a pro player for NRG Esports who has achieved success across several Fortnite tournaments.

EpikWhale came third in the solo category of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals. He has also found success in the Fortnite Champion Series (NA West), placing first several times. To honor EpikWhale's accomplishments, Epic Games has decided to name their upcoming tournament after the player.

EpikWhale Cup: Everything You Need to Know

Epic Games released specific details regarding the tournament on their website. The following is a guide on everything you need to know regarding the EpikWhale Cup.

Schedule

The event will take place from March 10 (7 PM) to March 12 (2 AM). According to the EpikWhale Cup Official Rules post on Epic Games' website, Round 1 will be played on March 11, while Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on March 12.

Format

The tournament will be made up of squads, and players on a team are not allowed to play Solo, Duos, or Trios.

Round 1 sessions will last approximately three hours. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in a maximum of ten matches during each session. The top 250 teams will advance to Round 2 of the Event.

Round 2 follows the exact same format as Round 1, but only the top 25 teams will advance to Round 3.

Round 3 sessions will also last approximately three hours, but teams will only be able to participate in a maximum of six matches during each session. The top four teams will earn prizes.

Scoring

The scoring system allots points to the top 20 teams in each match, in addition to providing 1 point per elimination, and is broken down as follows:

  • 1st: 30 points
  • 2nd: 24 points
  • 3rd: 21 points
  • 4th: 19 points
  • 5th: 17 points
  • 6th: 15 points
  • 7th: 14 points
  • 8th: 13 points
  • 9th : 12 points
  • 10th: 11 points
  • 11th: 10 points
  • 12th: 9 points
  • 13th: 8 points
  • 14th: 7 points
  • 15th: 6 points
  • 16th: 5 points
  • 17th: 4 points
  • 18th: 3 points
  • 19th: 2 points
  • 20th: 1 points

Prizes

The prize pool is $10,000 and the rewards will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st: $6,000
  • 2nd: $2,000
  • 3rd: $1,200
  • 4th: $800

How to Register

To register for the tournament, players can head over to the Epic Games website and click the register button. There are currently around 16,000 players registered for the tournament.