Fortnite will give out $100 million in prize money in 2019

The $30 million total for the Fortnite World Cup smashes the record for the largest prize pool for a single esports event, which is now held by Dota 2's The International 2018 at $25,532,177.

The Fortnite World Cup qualifiers will start on April 13 and run through June 16.

The Fortnite World Cup will take place in New York City from July 26-28 and feature a $30M United States dollars prize pool. Eligible Fortnite players will vie for $1 million each week.

The worldwide tournament is open to players aged 13 years old or over, with parental permission required for under-17s, national and local laws notwithstanding.

We will also provide tournament tools and prizing to select partners to better serve competitive Fortnite in more countries and regions around the world on our way to awarding the full $100,000,000 in 2019.

The ESI Spring Forum takes place on March 22nd at the City Football Academy Media Centre and will look at the feasibility of the Battle Royale genre as an esport.

Each participating player will be guaranteed at least $50K. We'll be hosting additional events at the Fortnite World Cup Finals featuring fun custom challenges in different modes and formats.

Epic's $1 million weekly cash tournaments will continue on through the end of the year.

Fortnite was bound to have a thriving esports presence because it's the biggest game in the world.