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Fortnite PlayStation Cup January 2023: $230k prize pool, format, & more

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Fortnite fans on PlayStation have the chance to win a share of over $230K in the January PlayStation Cup tournament.

PlayStation’s partnership with Epic Games and Fortnite is back. Fortnite has unveiled the next PlayStation Cup set for later this month. With over $230K up for grabs, this PlayStation-exclusive tournament is one you won’t want to miss. 
Here’s everything you need to know about the January Fortnite PlayStation Cup. 

Fortnite PlayStation Cup January 2022: format & dates

Grab yourself a controller and head to your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 on January 20 and 21 for the Solo PlayStation Cup qualifying rounds. These two days are imperative for participants to perform well, as only the top 50 players from each qualifier will reach the PlayStation Cup Finals on January 22. Once the top 100 is set, those players will compete for a share of $230,200. 
The first qualifier is under the traditional Battle Royale mode, whereas the second utilizes the Wild Storm Solo mode. This game mode features faster early Storm Circles and “new Storm behavior in the mid-game.”
Let’s look at the complete scoring system and format breakdown to help you better understand the Fortnite PlayStation Cup. 

Scoring system & format breakdown

Qualifiers

  • January 20 & 21
  • Three-hour session
  • Players compete in a maximum of ten matches
  • The top 50 players per qualifier advance to the Finals

PlayStation Cup Finals

  • January 22
  • 100 players
  • Three-hour session
  • Six custom matches

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 point
  • 21st-25th: 7 points
  • 26th-30th: 5 points
  • 31st-35th: 4 points
  • 36th-40th: 3 points
  • 41st-50th: 2 points
  • 51st-75th: 1 point
  • Eliminations: 1 point (Qualifiers) 2 points (Finals)

Finals prize pool & unlockable cosmetic item

"GG Iced" Emoticon
"GG Iced" Emoticon
Competitors who reach the PlayStation Cup Finals will hope to earn a sizable portion of $230,200. This prize pool covers all seven competitive Fortnite regions; Europe, NA East, NA West, Brazil, Oceania, Asia, and Middle East. Aside from the monetary prize pool, players that earn at least eight points in the qualifiers will unlock the “GG Iced” Emoticon.
Here’s a complete breakdown of the prize pool distribution:

Europe

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

NA East

  • 1st: $1,600
  • 2nd: $1,400
  • 3rd: $1,300
  • 4th: $1,200
  • 5th: $1,100
  • 6th: $1,000
  • 7th: $900
  • 8th: $800
  • 9th: $700
  • 10th: $600
  • 11th-20th: $500
  • 21st-50th: $400
  • 51st-100th: $200

NA West, Brazil, & Asia

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $850
  • 3rd: $800
  • 4th: $750
  • 5th: $700
  • 6th: $650
  • 7th: $600
  • 8th: $550
  • 9th: $500
  • 10th: $450
  • 11th-50th: $400
  • 51st-100th: $200

Middle East & Oceania

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $800
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $700
  • 5th: $650
  • 6th: $600
  • 7th: $550
  • 8th: $500
  • 9th: $450
  • 10th: $400
  • 11th-90th: $200
Remember, you must apply two-factor authentication (2FA) to your Fortnite account to compete in this tournament. For more details, refer to the PlayStation Cup ruleset.
Stay tuned to esports.gg for more Fortnite news and updates!
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Matthew "MJP" Pryor
Matthew "MJP" Pryor
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Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.