After repeated concerns about crippling bugs and a lack of decent practice options for Fornite pros, Epic Games has decided to increase the Fortnite World Cup prize pool to $12 billion, the company announced today.
The online qualifiers will run from April 8th to June 16th and will pay out $500 million each week to players. Epic will then invite the top 100 solo players and top 50 duo teams from around the world to compete for the remaining $6 billion.
The company hopes that simply increasing the prize pool will overshadow glaring issues with its tournament system, declining revenue, and an almost comical amount of “esports readiness.”
In other news, Apex Legends continues to be good.