Popular Fortnite pros and streamers, such as Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf will feature at the Twitch Rivals tournament at TwitchCon this weekend.
The trios competition will take place on the opening day, Friday 27 September and see all-star trios take on 18 teams of TwitchCon attendees who qualified through an open selection tournament.
As well as having the prospect of playing against some of the biggest names in Fortnite, teams will also compete for cash, with a massive total prize pot of $1.3 million. The money will be distributed for eliminations and high placings, with the amounts increasing the further into the competition you go. In between each trios match there will also be 1v1 Skill Challenges. This will feature pros and upcoming Fortnite players taking each other on in build battles.
There will be 12 teams invited to the finals to join the 18 teams who came through the open qualifiers. So far, ten teams have been confirmed and include some of the biggest Fortnite streamers and pro players.
The confirmed all-star trios trios are:
But what is the format of the event like, and what will TwitchCon goers have to do to reach the finals and have the chance to play against their favourite streamers and pros?
- Trios will compete in the live Qualifiers for a share of the prize pool and an opportunity to advance to the Grand Finals.
- The live Qualifiers will be comprised of three waves, each with three games.
- Teams will play in only one wave (three games).
- Six teams will advance per wave (victory royales + highest eliminations) to the Grand Finals.
- 12 teams will be directly invited to the Grand Finals. The other 18 teams will come from the live Qualifiers.
- During the changeover between each Qualifier, pre-selected creators will compete in a 1v1 build battle.
All the action will kick off from 11:00 PDT (18:00 GMT). The Grand Finals will start at 18:00 PDT (1:00 GMT). All the action will be available to watch on the Twitch Rivals Twitch channel, or the channel of any of the streamers involved.
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The prize money breakdown for the Fortnite Twitch Rivals event looks like this:
|Position||Elims per game||Placement per game||Elims per wave|
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As well as the Fortnite event on the Friday, TwitchCod Rivals will host a League of Legends event on Saturday, 29 September, and an Apex Legends event on Sunday, 29 September.