The biggest event yet in the world of competitive Fortnite is nearly upon us. Just over two years after the game initially launched, pros from all over the world will descend on the Arthur Ashe stadium in New York to duke it out over a whopping $30 million prize pool. Fortnite is still pretty quixotic as far as a full-scale esport goes, but there’s nothing like a giant pile of cash to get the best players in the world jumping onto your game. The whole thing gets started Friday, July 26, and it will run for three days as we build to the final solos competition.
As usual, the best way to watch the complete action at once will be on Epic’s official streaming channels. But you’ll also be able to watch the action in-game this time around, even while you’re playing your own match via the game’s new picture-in-picture option. So it might be a good time to grab some kills while everyone else is distracted, I don’t know.
Here’s when everything goes down. If you want the full event schedule, check out Epic. But I’ve removed some of the stuff that really only applies to in-person attendees to make it easier to read. All times are Eastern.
Day 1, July 26:
- 12:30 PM: Creative World Cup Preshow begins
- 1:00 PM: Creative World Cup Final begins
- 4:00 PM: Celebrity Pro-AM begins
- 7:00 PM: Show Ends
Day 2, July 27:
- 12:30 PM: Duos Finals Preshow begins
- 1:00 PM: Duos Finals games begin
- 4:45 PM: Duos Final winners ceremony
Day 3, July 28:
- 12:30 PM: Solos Finals Preshow Begins
- 1:00 PM: Solos Finals Games begin
- 4:45 PM: Solos Finals winners ceremony
And that’s really what you need to know: there’s also going to be a big fanfest going on at the grounds, and you’ll be seeing a bunch of that on social media as well as likely some on the official streams. But these are the highlights for the big, competitive event, and this is what you’ll want to watch to see who’s walking home with prize money. We’ll be on the ground reporting, so let’s see how it goes. Tune in later in the week for more.