"Fortnite Battle Royale" is the most popular video game at the moment and Epic Games has some huge plans for it. Even though the game was released less than a year ago, in September 2017, it has become a worldwide success in a short period. Yesterday at E3, Epic Games announced the competitive "Fortnite Battle Royale" season, which will start this fall.

As it was previously revealed, the prize pool for the competitive play will be $100 million. Additionally, the game developer revealed that the game is played by 125 million players, which is a record-breaking number. This number will become even bigger considering that the game [VIDEO] was recently released for Nintendo Switch and that it's coming to Android mobile devices [VIDEO] within a few months.

2018/19 'Fortnite' season

"Fortnite Battle Royale" competitive season will include many different events. Epic Games announced the plan to support community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions from all over the world. $100 million will be split between many different events around the globe, and everyone will have a chance to win.

Epic Games will also organize the official competition. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin this fall, and the first Fortnite World Cup will be held in 2019. Participants will be able to win big money, and their fans will have a chance to watch them live on streams.

The game developer announced that Fortnite World Cup play will be focused on solo and duo modes, but there will be plenty of opportunities for players who like playing in squads as well.

Finally, qualifications for the world cup will be based on merit and Epic Games will not sell team or franchises. Everyone will have an equal chance of winning, and if you believe you have what it takes, keep an eye on "Fortnite Battle Royale" updates as the developer will soon release more information about the upcoming competitions.

E3 tournament

Epic Games held a "Fortnite Battle Royale" Pro-Am at E3 on May 12. The Pro-Am consisted of 50 professional players and 50 celebrities, and its total prize pool was $3 million which went to charity.

Ninja and Marshmello ended up winning the Pro-Am and $1 million to the charity of their choice. The duo combined for eight eliminations managed to defeat second-placed CouRageJD at the end of the game. CouRageJD's partner was Kenneth Faried, NBA player, and the team won $500,000 for their charity.