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PlayStation Cups in Fortnite C5:S1 explained

Compete for your chance to win a share of over $250K!

PlayStation Cups are back in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1. This tournament is open to all players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, boasting a prize pool north of $250K. With a Solo Battle Royale and Zero Build track, the PlayStation Cup has something for everyone.

Today, Esports.gg thoroughly explains the PlayStation Cups, including the format, prize breakdown, how to compete, and more.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 PlayStation Cups: Format, schedule, and scoring system

The PlayStation Cups in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 begin on December 8 and conclude in January. There are two tournament tracks available to players: one for Zero Build and another for Battle Royale. Each track features two Qualifiers, with the top 50 players per Qualifier advancing to the PlayStation Cup Grand Finals.

Battle Royale Format

  • Two Qualifiers open to Bronze I players in Battle Royale Ranked Mode
  • Three-hour sessions
  • Ten-game limit
  • The top 50 players from Qualifiers 1 and 2 advance to the Finals

Zero Build Qualifiers

  • Two Qualifiers open to Bronze I players in Zero Build Ranked Mode
  • Three-hour sessions
  • Ten-game limit
  • The top 50 players from Qualifiers 1 and 2 advance to the Finals

Dates

  • December 8 - Zero Build PlayStation Cup Qualifier 1
  • December 9 - Battle Royale PlayStation Cup Qualifier 1
  • December 15 - Zero Build PlayStation Cup Qualifier 2
  • December 16 - Battle Royale PlayStation Cup Qualifier 2
  • January 13 - Zero Build PlayStation Cup Finals
  • January 14 - Battle Royale PlayStation Cup Finals

PlayStation Cup Scoring System

  • Victory Royale: 30 points
  • 2nd: 25 points
  • 3rd: 22 points
  • 4th: 20 points
  • 5th: 19 points
  • 6th: 17 points
  • 7th: 16 points
  • 8th: 15 points
  • 9th: 14 points
  • 10th: 13 points
  • 11th - 15th: 11 points
  • 16th - 20th: 9 points
  • 21st - 25th: 7 points
  • 26th - 30th: 5 points
  • 31st - 35th: 4 points
  • 36th - 40th: 3 points
  • 41st - 50th: 2 points
  • 51st - 75th: 1 point
  • Each Elimination: 1 point (Qualifiers) and 2 points for the Finals

Mid Match Objectives

  • Team secures a Forecast Tower: 3 points
  • Team captures the Rift Loot Island POI: 15 points

How do I play the PlayStation Cup in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1?

If you want to compete in the Fortnite Chapter 5 PlayStation Cups, you must meet the requirements below:

  • Ensure you have a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
  • Achieve Bronze I in Ranked Zero Build or Battle Royale.
  • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Epic Games/Fortnite account.
  • Possess an account level of 15 or above.

Prize pool distribution and breakdown

Tough Chuggus Loading Screen (Credit: Epic Games)
Tough Chuggus Loading Screen (Credit: Epic Games)

The $250K prize pool covers all six competitive Fortnite regions based on the player base and participation. As a result, Europe tops the list with $3K going to the winning Solo Battle Royale and Zero Build competitor.

All participants can unlock the Tough Chuggus Loading Screen by earning 25 points in one of the Fortnite PlayStation Cup Qualifiers.

Europe

  • 1st: $3,000
  • 2nd: $2,000
  • 3rd: $1,500
  • 4th: $1,200
  • 5th: $1,100
  • 6th: $1,000
  • 7th: $900
  • 8th: $800
  • 9th: $700
  • 10th: $600
  • 11th - 20th: $500
  • 21st - 30th: $400
  • 31st - 60th: $300
  • 61st - 75th: $150
  • 76th - 100th: $100

North America

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,500
  • 3rd: $1,200
  • 4th: $1,000
  • 5th: $900
  • 6th: $700
  • 7th: $650
  • 8th: $600
  • 9th: $500
  • 10th: $400
  • 11th-20th: $300
  • 21st-30th: $250
  • 31st-60th: $200
  • 61st-75th: $150
  • 76th-100th: $100

Asia and Brazil

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $650
  • 3rd: $600
  • 4th: $550
  • 5th: $500
  • 6th: $450
  • 7th: $400
  • 8th: $350
  • 9th: $300
  • 10th: $250
  • 11th-50th: $200
  • 51st-75th: $150
  • 76th-100th: $100

Oceania and Middle East

  • 1st: $650
  • 2nd: $400
  • 3rd: $375
  • 4th: $350
  • 5th: $325
  • 6th: $300
  • 7th: $275
  • 8th: $250
  • 9th: $225
  • 10th: $200
  • 11th-100th: $100

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