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Games publisher Epic Games has announced that the Fortnite Collegiate Cup will be held in January 2023.
The tournament, which is open to students in the United States and Canada, will feature a total prize pool of $50,000 (⁓40,800).
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College students compete in two rounds in Fortnite’s solo battle royale mode. The first round starts on January 26th and the top 100 players will then compete against each other on January 31st. A month later there will also be two rounds of Zero Builds for Trios teams, with the first taking place on February 23rd and the second on February 28th.
In addition, Epic Games has also announced that it will offer more competitive scrimmage opportunities during the Spring Term; third party tournaments; and competitions organized by the school.
The Fortnite Collge Cup was created in partnership with the College Carball Association (CCA) and esports platform eFuse, which is expected to return as the event’s main sponsor. Through a deal earlier this year, entertainment platform Fandom was granted exclusive advertising sales rights to eFuse’s collegiate events: Collegiate Call Of Duty League (CCL), College Carball Association (CCA), and Collegiate Fortnite.
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Additionally, Epic Games recently revealed what Fortnite’s competitive season will look like over the next few months as the game enters a new chapter.
Tournaments like the Fortnite Divisional Cup weekly offerings as well as the FNCS online competition will continue as normal ahead of some new starts. Competitive Fortnite will also launch entirely new offerings like Victory Cups, Fill Cups, and Zero Build Cups – Collegiate Cups are included in this list of innovations.
Radina has been a freelance journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When she’s not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality, and education in esports.