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Epic Games held the first Fortnite World Cup with $30 million up for grabs

Farming simulator fans who were unable to attend this year's FarmCon were able to enjoy a competitive final series played out between eight teams of three players. With a prize pool of around €12,000, it wasn't a huge event as we've grown accustomed to millions up for grabs, but it does show that even more niche-orientated titles like Farming Simulator cannot only attract a dedicated following, but also make some waves in the professional scene too.

The full final series at FarmCon19.

Trelleborg took away the victory, beating Landwirtschaft3.0 in the grand final. The squad, formed of Lukas Bauer, Felix Hasenberger, and Simon Hollweck, took maximum circuit points from FarmCon2019, putting Trelleborg in a strong position for future tournaments. Giants Software is taking esports seriously, as can be seen with the official Farming Simulator competitive website, which houses all the teams, tournaments, Farming Simulator League standings, and more.

Fortnite

Billed as the "greatest tournament of all time," the Fortnite World Cup was held this weekend. British Jaden "Wolfiez" Ashman and Dutch teammate Dave "Rojo" Jong came second overall in the duo series, taking home $2.25 million between them. Splitting their earnings down the middle, they earned a respectable $1 million. Not bad for the duo who managed to knock out some big names throughout the tournament.

First place was awarded to Norwegian Emil "Nyhrox" Bergquist Pedersen and Austrian David "Aqua" W, which secured the team $3 million. The solo games are being played out right now and you'll be able to tune in to see who will take home $3 million. Epic Games is going all out with professional Fortnite gaming and this year's world cup is but a taste of what I reckon the company has planned for the future.

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Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

2 Comments
  • 30 MegaBucks? That's a looooooooot of skins.
  • This is stupid. Many sports where you need to train whole life dont offer prize pool like that. Kid was playing 2yrs fortnite he went onto this cup and won 3mln....