Sunday, July 28, 2019 ended the first Fornite World Cup in history. Fornite is a historic event for the world of e-sports for all fans and players of one of the most popular games of recent years. Let’s go back to the incredible figures of this Fornite World Cup.
$ 15 BILLION: The estimated value of Epic Games has passed after a $ 1.25 billion fund.
$ 3 BILLION: Profits from Epic Games in 2018, according to TechCrunch. Who do we thank? Thanks Fortnite!
$ 1 BILLION: According to marketing company Newzoo, the E-Sport industry will earn $ 1 billion this year.
250 MILLION: The number of Fornite players since its release in 2017.
$ 100 MILLION: Everything Epic Games is planning to spend on awards in 2019.
40 MILLION PLAYERS: This is the number of players participating in the World Cup qualifiers.
$ 30 MILLION AWARD: The sum of all prizes awarded to players during the World Cup.
$ 3 MILLION: During the World Cup solo and duo ranked first price. This is also the winner of the Pro-Am tournament, where the most popular Fortnite player Ninja will participate. Indeed, it has 22 million subscribers.
What happens if we make a comparison in tennis because the world cup takes place at the same Arthur Ashe stadium as in the US Open? If Roger Federer wins the US Open, he leaves $ 3.85 million. In Wimbledon, the winner would have a pocket of just under $ 3M, which is still higher than Tiger Woods and $ 2M.
$ 50,000: The amount paid to those qualified for the World Cup.
23 000: The number of seats at the Arthur Ashe stadium.
1221: The number of players expelled from the cheating contest. These include those who work with competitors to win, use cheat software, and play in various parts of the world to qualify.
16: Age of the winner of the World Cup final in the Solo category.
13: Mongraal, the youngest professional player in e-sports history
Minimum age to participate in the World Cup. The two youngest qualifiers are 14 years old: Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson from England and Martin “MrSavage” Foss Anderson from Norway.