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Gamers react to news of Fortnite Xbox Cup with $1m prize pool
By Sam Jones - 17th Jul 2019Games
How to enter and how gamers have reacted to the news
If someone said to you that you could enter a gaming tournament for free and potentially win a share of one million dollars, you'd bite their hand off, right?
Well, we mean that in a figurative manner, not literally biting someone's arm off... anyway, Epic Games has announced that there will be a Fortnite Xbox Cup this weekend, where lucky gamers who can finish strongly in the overall leaderboards will scoop part of the $1m prize money. The free-to-play battle royale shooter currently has over 120 million players dive bombing onto an island to loot, shoot and build their way to victory.
The Xbox Cup event, which is specifically a Solos tournament, will also be a free-to-play event and is due to start on July 20th - with the top 1,500 players progressing into a second round of the cup on Sunday, July 21st. A Trios tournament is also set to launch on the Sunday for those wanting to buddy up with friends.
There has been some confusion over how it will run, what with the brand-new in-game event set to kick in at 2pm ET on Saturday, which will involve a 'giant robot versus monster battle'.
How to enter the Fortnite Xbox Cup
First thing's first, it's an Xbox Cup so (you guessed it) it's for Xbox gamers only. It's free to enter and Epic will be launching more details on the Xbox Cup, as well as the in-game weekend event, in the next few days.
From what we understand, an option will appear in the main menu for players to access to the Xbox Cup option. All skill levels can enter on day one, so don't be panic!
What have gamers said about it
So, as you'd expect, there has been mixed emotions over the announcement of the Fortnite Xbox Cup - predominantly positive though.
Here's what the the wonderful gamers of Twitter have been saying about the announcement. We'll give you a clue, the negative sentiments are coming from people who play the 'other' console.