Epic pushes back week 10 qualifiers of the Fortnite World Cup for June 20 to 21

Epic Games has rescheduled week 10 of the Fortnite World Cup Open Qualifiers, the company has announced today on a Reddit post.

Week 10, which will be the last opportunity for players to qualify for the Duos finals, will take place a week later than set at first, from June 20 to 21. The start times will also be one hour later than usual in all regions.

Related: All players qualified for the Fortnite World Cup Finals

Epic made no changes to the week nine qualifiers, which are still set to take place this weekend, from June 8 to 9, at the same time as previous weeks.

Some Fortnite: Battle Royale professional players and streamers were worried about a schedule conflict between the qualifiers and the community event Celebrity Pro-Am that Epic is hosting. Both were set to take place from June 15 to 16, which would make all of the professional players unable to participate in the week 10 Duos qualifiers.

Key players like Ninja, Turner “Tfue” Tenney, Dennis “cloak” Lepore, and Ali “SypherPK” Hassan received invites for the Pro-Am but have yet to qualify for the World Cup Duos Finals. Week 10 will be their last chance of doing so.

Epic is also raising the prize pool of both weeks nine and 10 of the qualifiers. Players will now compete for a total of $2 million each week, which probably means the company doubled the prize pool in each region. Players who have already qualified for the Finals can still compete, but their spot in that week is given to the next player with the best placement if they reach a qualification spot.

With the delayed start of the qualifiers, fans can expect these professional players to take part in both Fortnite events. The Fortnite World Cup Finals is set to take place in New York City from July 26 to 28 with both Solo and Duos competitions.

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