Erena announces $25,000 Fighter’s Cup featuring Fortnite cover image

Erena announces $25,000 Fighter’s Cup featuring Fortnite

Erena and the United States Marine Corps have partnered up to bring a $25,000 event to Fortnite on a brand-new Fortnite Creative map.

Erena and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) have partnered to bring the $25,000 Fighter's Cup to Fortnite on a brand-new Fortnite Creative map. The event has a $15,000 open qualifier stage and a $10,000 bracket stage.

What is the Fighter's Cup?

The Fighter's Cup is a two-part event taking place on a Fortnite Creative map that features skill challenges. The first part, Open Qualifiers, is a two-week period where eligible players can attempt the map as many times as they'd like to achieve their best score. The top players from the Open Qualifiers will advance to the second part of the event which features head-to-head competition and will be broadcasted across multiple event days.

Fighter's Cup format

  • Open Qualifiers
    • Two-week open qualifier period
    • Players register, join the event Discord, and submit scores
    • Only the fastest time per player counts
    • Top 50 players get prizes
    • Top 64 players advance to the head-to-head stage
  • Head-to-Head Stage
    • Knockout Round
      • Features 64 players in 32 matchups
      • 32 winners, 8 with the fastest times go to Finals, 24 to Semifinals
      • 16 fastest losers advance to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
    • Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
      • Top 16 losers from Knockout Round in 8 matchups
      • 8 winners advance to Semifinals
    • Semifinals
      • 32 players start in 16 matchups
      • Winners advance to a second round of 8 matchups
      • Winners of these matchups go to Finals
    • Finals
      • Double-elimination bracket
      • Continues until one champion is determined
Fighter's Cup information (Image via erena)
Fighter's Cup information (Image via erena)

The Fighter's Cup kicks off with a two-week open qualifier period. In this time, players can register, join the event Discord server, and submit as many scores as they'd like. Only a player's fastest time will count towards their final score. The top 50 players will earn prizing from the Open Qualifiers. The top 64 players from Open Qualifiers will then advance to the head-to-head stage for a chance at even more prize money.

After the Open Qualifiers conclude, the Fighter's Cup head-to-head stage will take place over four rounds. First, the Knockout Round will feature all 64 players in 32 head-to-head matchups. Of the 32 winners in this round, the eight fastest times will advance directly to the Finals. The other 24 winners will advance to the Semifinals. However, all hope is not lost for players who lose in the Knockout Round. The 16 fastest losers in the round will advance to the LCQ.

The LCQ will consist of the top 16 losers from the Knockout Round and will feature eight head-to-head matchups. The eight winners will advance to the Semifinals.

The Semifinals will consist of 32 players and start with 16 head-to-head matchups. The winners of each match will advance to the second round of Semifinals where they will play eight head-to-head matches. The winners of each matchup will advance to the Finals, joining the eight players who advanced straight from the Knockout Round.

The Fighter's Cup Finals will be a double-elimination bracket of head-to-head matchups. Players will continue to face off until one champion is determined!

Event schedule

  • Open Qualifiers: March 25 - April 4th
  • Knockout Round: April 10 - April 11
  • Last Chance Qualifier: April 18
  • Semifinals: April 25
  • Finals: May 2

Fighter's Cup prize pool

The total prize pool of the Fighter's Cup is $25,000.

The top 50 players from the Open Qualifiers will earn their share of $15,000.

  • 1st: $5,000
  • 2nd: $1,250
  • 3rd: $1,000
  • 4th: $800
  • 5th: $700
  • 6th: $600
  • 7th: $500
  • 8th: $400
  • 9th: $300
  • 10th: $200
  • 11th-15th: $150
  • 16th-50th: $100

Next, the 64 players in the Main Event stage will compete head-to-head for a share of $10,000.

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,700
  • 3rd: $1,200
  • 4th: $1,000
  • 5th-8th: $500
  • 9th-16th: $200
Prize pools (Image via erena)
Prize pools (Image via erena)

Fighter's Cup Fortnite Creative map

The Fighter's Cup takes place on a Fortnite Creative map built especially for the event. The map puts players to the test in a speedrunning course. Players can play alone to record their best times or play with up to three other players and race to the finish.

The Fortnite Creative map code is: 3139-8715-5529

Fighter's Cup challenge graphic (Image via erena)
Fighter's Cup challenge graphic (Image via erena)

Broadcast

All head-to-head stages of the Fighter's Cup will be broadcasted on erena's Twitch channel!

Registration

Players who are between 17 and 24 years old and are citizens or residents of the U.S. are eligible to compete in the Fighter's Cup. Interested players can register on the Fighter's Cup erena page and join the event Discord server.

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