Week 10 Qualifiers, Competitive Rulings and Payments Update
For this week’s competitive update we’re jumping into recent competitive rulings and an update on payment status. Last week we wrapped up our competitive AMA and if you missed any of the questions or answers you can see all the info we dropped in this blog. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Week 10 World Cup QualifierWe announced earlier this week that we’re moving the dates for the Week 10 Fortnite World Cup Online Open. The Semi-Finals will now take place on Thursday, June 20th, while the Finals will take place on Friday, June 21st. We will also be doubling the prize pool for Week 9 and Week 10, for a new total of $2,000,000 for each tournament. The schedule and timing for Week 9 will remain the same.
For Week 10, the start time for each region will begin one hour later than the previous weeks’ scheduled tournaments. When in doubt, consult the in-game tournament times.
Remember, this is your last chance to qualify for the Finals in New York City. Best of luck!
PaymentsBack in early May, we posted our Competitive Payments blog to give you better visibility into our payment process for Fortnite competitive play. Since then, we’ve been regularly updating the blog with the latest payment status for each of our previous tournaments. As we’ve continued to process payments each week for confirmed winners, we’ve also been working on a scalable payments solution to handle cash prize payments for the Fortnite World Cup Online Open winners, Creative Trials winners and beyond. While we’ve made significant progress towards this new payment solution, we still have a few more administrative pieces to finalize before we can launch it publicly. In the meantime, we will continue to process our payment backlog and issue payments as quickly and efficiently as possible using our more manual solution. For the latest on payment progress updates, be sure to continue to check our competitive payments blog.
We assess penalties for teaming scenarios based on our penalty matrix. Initial infractions and first time offenses include disqualification and forfeiture of prizes from a given event and a 14-day competitive ban. Repeated infractions or increased severity, such as evident teaming across multiple matches or coordinating against an opponent, results in a more severe penalty.
Competitive Teaming Rulings
For more information on our previous teaming rulings, check out our Week 3 competitive update blog.