Fortnite: ‘Epic Games Announce Another Tournament’

Published 08/19/2020, 12:57 PM EDT

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Epic Games suffered a minor setback when both Apple and Google removed Fortnite from their application stores. However, that hasn’t slowed Epic down from conducting an online tournament.

With the Fortnite Champion Series set to conclude this weekend, there is more coming soon enough. Epic has announced that a new tournament called ‘Raise the Cup’ will take place on the 18th of this month.

The winner is set to unlock the ‘Raise the Cup’ emote before it’s available for purchase at a later date. Liverpool were the winners of the English Premier League and the tournament points to a direct relationship between the two. However, Liverpool has not sponsored, endorsed, or administered this tournament.


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Fortnite: ‘Raise the Cup’ Format

The tournament takes place on the 18th of this month. No specific platform has been mentioned yet, but with the game not being available on mobile devices currently, we can assume that they are out of the picture.

This tournament is a one-round event featuring squads that can play up to 10 matches in the time span of three hours. The eligibility criteria require you to rank in the ‘Open League’ that is I, II, III in your respective region.


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The point system for this tournament has been modified. Keeping in mind the tournament will hold squads rather than individual players. So, points will be awarded based on your placement and the number of eliminations you make. However, placement points for this tournament begin at the Top-20.

Victory Royale: 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 point

Each Elimination: 2 points

Winning Prize?

There is no monetary prize. If you place within a particular set of ranks, you get awarded with the ‘Raise the Cup’ emote before your competitors. The threshold of rank is different for every region.

Europe (1st – 1,000th)

NA East (1st – 625th)

NA West (1st – 250th)

Brazil (1st – 250th)

Asia (1st – 125th)


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Oceania (1st – 125th)

Middle East (1st – 125th)

Further Details


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The tournament is cross-platform and open to players from all Arena ranks. The exact time or other details have not been released yet. But, considering FNCS is coming to an end this weekend, we will get further updates very soon. Best of luck!


Written by:

Nakul Ahuja


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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.
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