Fortnite solos cash cup starts today, delayed in Asia

A look at the rules and rewards for the latest series of competitive Fortnite.

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Epic Games has made it their mission to offer Fortnite players across the world the chance to participate in competitive modes and play for cash. With the World Cup in the rear view mirror, players are on the hunt for new opportunities to put their skills to the test and earn rewards. The solos cash cup will pit the best of the best against each other for a number of money rewards. It all starts today when the first solos cash cup kicks off in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The solos cash cups differs from previous Fortnite competitive events in that each round only lasts for a day, rather than being drawn out over several days/weeks. Because of this, the prizes are also lower compared to other tournaments and events.

Contenders prizes

Top 10: $200

4th: $250

3rd: $350

2nd: $450

1st: $750

This makes the solos cash cup less of a grindy time commitment, and something you can just dedicate one evening of playing towards. Once you’re in game, points are distributed based on placement and eliminations. 

Elimination: 1 point

Top 25: 3 points

Top 15: 2 points

Top 5: 2 points

Victory Royale: 3 points

Epic Games took to social media today to announce that the solos cash cup will be delayed on Asian and Oceanic servers while they investigate an ongoing issue. Prizes for these matches will be moved to next week's solo contenders cash cup

There will be a round of solos cash cup ran every wednesday and thursday starting this week all the way through the first week of October. To be eligible to play on Wednesdays, you will have to have reached the contenders league in arena mode. Meanwhile, Thursday’s tournament requires entrants to be in the champions league. 

Champions prizes

Top 20: $200

Top 10: $300

9th: $375

8th: $450

7th: $550 

Top 6: $800

4th: $1,250

3rd: $1,500

2nd: $2,000

1st: $2,500

The first contenders solos cash cup will be held today from 7-11pm est. Tomorrow will see the beginning of the champions solo cash cup, also from 7-11pm. For more on the solos cash cup, you can read Fortnite’s blog post about it here. 

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. Donovan is currently studying broadcast journalism at Bowie State University with hopes to join the Shacknews team full time after graduation. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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