Fortnite's Winter Royale series starts this morning and there's a whopping $ 1 million in contention.
But the best news? This is the FIRST Fortnite event open to ALL players. That means you, me and everyone else.
Unlike being set up in a place on the other side of the world, the Winter Royale event will be made in-game.
It is open to all players in Europe and North America, with the top 200 eligible players from each region advancing to the Finals, which take place next week.
Keep reading and you'll find all the important information you need to know, including full schedule, scoring format, Epic Games rules, prize pool and more.
Winter Royale Punctuation
There will be three qualifying sessions per region per day during the qualifying period of the Winter Royale. The highest score achieved during a single session will be counted, and the highest scores will be listed in the ranking table of the best scores. The top 200 ranked participants for each region will receive an eligibility survey to determine eligibility for the Royale Winter Finals.
As part of our ongoing competitive testing to prepare for the Fortnite World Cup, Winter Royale will use the same game settings as the available Pop-Up Cup.
Players will be scored in the following scoring system:
- Victory Royale: +3 points
- Top 3: +1 point
- Top 10: +1 point
- 7 eliminations: +1 point
- 5 eliminations: +1 point
- 3 eliminations: +1 point
A total of 5 points per game can be won per placement.
A total of 3 points per game can be won by eliminations.
Royale Winter Time
- Stage one: The Winter Royale Qualifier is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM GMT and finish at approximately 21:00 GMT on November 24 and 25, 2018 (the "Europe Qualifier Period").
- Stage Two: The Winter Royale Finals: Day 1 is scheduled to start at 16:00 GMT on November 30, 2018 and finish at approximately 23:00 GMT.
- Third Phase: The Winter Royale Finals: Day 2 is scheduled to start at 17:00 GMT on December 1, 2018 and finish at approximately 21:00 GMT.
- Stage one: The Winter Royale Qualifier is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM EST and finish at approximately 12:00 AM EST on November 24 and 25, 2018 (the "NA Qualification Period").
- Stage Two: The Winter Royale Finals: Day 1 is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM EST on December 11, 2018 and finish at approximately 10:00 PM EST.
- Third Phase: The Winter Royale Finals: Day 2 is scheduled to start at 5:00 PM EST on December 12, 2018 and finish at approximately 9:00 PM EST.
Winter Royale Award Collapse
Epic Games has announced that Winter Royale will donate a total of $ 1 billion in total.
First it will be split with $ 500K going to winners in Europe and another $ 500,000 for Americans.
However, for now, Epic has not stated how it intends to US $ 500 thousand for each region. Although we imagine this will be announced on the day of the tournament.
Winter rules Royale
As with any Fortnite e-sports event, there are guidelines and rules established by Epic Games to manage the tournament. Here's a quick look at the rules, as provided by Epic Games –
To be eligible for the Winter Royale Final Event, you ("Participant") must:
- Be 16 or older;
- Be a licensed Fortnite valid under the Fortnite End User License Agreement ("EULA") (https: //www.epicgames.com/fort … an eligibility survey and be invited by Epic (or a guest of Epic ) to attend the event;
- Agree to be bound by and comply with the Fortnite Code of Conduct (as updated, revised, amended or modified from time to time by Epic, the "Code").
The event is open to invited participants worldwide, but is void where restricted or prohibited by law.
Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives of Epic (including Epic legal, advocacy and advertising agencies) and their close relatives (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, , regardless of where they live) and those living at home (related or not), and each person or entity involved in the production or administration of the Event, and each parent, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of Epic are not eligible.
Epic reserves the right to disqualify any Participant in its sole discretion for any reason, including, without limitation, if Epic determines that the Participant is cheating, invading, harassing, using abusive or offensive language, collusion, account sharing, teams, sabotage, spamming. engineering, scamming, or otherwise violate the Fortnite EULA or the Code.