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How to Compete in the Fortnite PlayStation Cup

Fortnite fans have the opportunity to take home a slice of a $110,000 cash prize pool in the new PlayStation Cup competition.
Fortnite fans have the opportunity to take home a slice of a $110,000 cash prize pool in the new PlayStation Cup competition. / Epic Games, SONY

Fortnite fans have the opportunity to take home a slice of a $110,000 cash prize pool in the new PlayStation Cup competition.

The tournament was revealed early on Wednesday, Sept. 29, via the verified Fortnite Competitive Twitter account. According to the announcement tweet, Epic Games is "bringing two PlayStation only cups to Fortnite" with a cash prize pool of $113,400 for each one. The first competition kicks off in a few days while the second will take place the month afterward.

Here's what you need to know to participate.

How to Compete in the Fortnite PlayStation Cup

The PlayStation Cup(s) will take place on Oct. 2 and an unspecified date in November 2021. It will only be open to Fortnite account holders on the PlayStation 4/5.

This is a Solo-only competition with two distinct rounds—with the first reliant on the second. In Round 1, competitors will have three hours to complete 10 matches and collect as many points as they can. Only the top 100 with the highest scores will advance to Round 2. Once they've advanced, they'll need to place in the top percentile of those players over the course of six matches.

To enter, players will need to have a PlayStation Fortnite account at level 30 or above. They'll need to have two-factor authentication enabled and have registered for the cup in-game by its start date.

PlayStation Cup Regional Time(s)

According to a post on the official PlayStation blog, the first round of the tournament will run at the following times:

  • North America East: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
  • North America West: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT
  • Europe: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET
  • Brazil: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM BRT
  • Middle East: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM GST
  • Asia: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM JST
  • Oceania: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM AET

PlayStation Cup Point Breakdown

Points will be rewarded as follows:

  • Victory Royale: 30 points
  • 2nd: 25 points
  • 3rd: 22 points
  • 4th: 20 points
  • 5th: 19 points
  • 6th: 17 points
  • 7th: 16 points
  • 8th: 15 points
  • 9th: 14 points
  • 10th: 13 points
  • 11th - 15th: 11 points
  • 16th - 20th: 9 points
  • 21st - 25th: 7 points
  • 26th - 30th: 5 points
  • 31st - 35th: 4 points
  • 36th - 40th: 3 points
  • 41st - 50th: 2 points
  • 51st - 75th: 1 point

An additional point will be awarded per every enemy elimination in Round 1. Round 2 eliminations are worth two points each.

PlayStation Cup Cash Reward Breakdown

Top performers will be awarded a cash prize according to their place and region. There will be 64 awards in the EU, NAE, NAW, and Brazil regional group and 20 in the OCE, ME, and Asia—minus Japan.

EU, NAE, NAW, and Brazil's group's prizes will be awarded according to the following placements:

  • 1st—$1,200
  • 2nd—$1,100
  • 3rd—$1,000
  • 4th—$800
  • 5th—$725
  • 6th—$600
  • 7th—$550
  • 8th—$500
  • 9th—$450
  • 10th - 25th—$400
  • 26th - 50th—$300
  • 51st - 64th—$200

OCE, ME, and Asia's prizes will be awarded accordingly:

  • 1st—$650
  • 2nd—$600
  • 3rd—$550
  • 4th—$500
  • 5th—$450
  • 6th—$400
  • 7th—$350
  • 8th - 9th—$300
  • 10th - 20th—$200