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‘Fortnite’ World Cup Qualifiers Week 2 - Time, Schedule, Standings & How to Watch

Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers continue today with Week 2 Duos action. Want to know when the matches start in your region and what time you should start playing? This article has you covered. We’ve also got a list of ways to access the latest standings, Duos list and more.

 

When does the Fortnite World Cup Start?

Just like last week, the Fortnite World Cup Duos tournament is set to take place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on April 20 and April 21. In other words, people on the east and west coasts of the United States will be playing within different time windows. Check out the full list of global times below.

  • Europe – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. GMT
  • NA West – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT
  • NA East – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. EDT
  • Brazil – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. BRT
  • OCE – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. AET
  • ASIA – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. JST

 

Where to watch and stream the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers

For those who’d rather watch the Fortnite World Cup than play in it, matches will be broadcast on the official Fortnite Twitch and YouTube channels. We’ve embedded the Twitch stream below. While not every global match can be watched there, these links should work for the U.S. matches.

Watch live video from Fortnite on www.twitch.tv

 

Fortnite World Cup Duos

Because this an online qualifier, it’s open to any who attained the Champion League rank in Arena Mode for Duos. So, thousands of the best Fortnite teams will be competing online for their chance to earn a qualifying spot in the larger Fortnite World Cup prize pool in July. Here’s how the slots break down globally for Week 2.

  • NA East: three
  • NA West: one
  • Europe: four
  • Asia, Brazil & Oceania: zero

 

Fortnite World Cup rules and standings

The rules for Week 2 Fortnite action mirror those we saw last week despite the switch to Duos. Duos play 10 matches over the three-hour period and try to accumulate as many points as possible. Points are earned the following ways:

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • Second-Fifth Place: Seven Points
  • Sixth-15th Place: Five Points
  • 16th-25th Place: Three Points
  • Eliminations: One Point each

The top 3,000 Duos that place on April 20 move forward to the finals on April 21 for their chance to earn a spot on the Fortnite World Cup roster. There are 10 weeks of qualifiers heading into the main event. In the case of Duos specifically, players can join different Duo arrangements for the open online events. For the finals in July, however, Duos rosters are fixed.

Just like last week, there are shares of a $1 million prize pool up for grabs. The exact Duos prizing breakdown has not been announced, but we imagine it will be similar to the Solos setup from last week.

  • First: $5,000
  • Second: $4,000
  • Third: $3,000
  • Fourth: $2,500
  • Fifth: $2,250
  • Sixth: $2,000
  • Seventh: $1,750
  • Eighth: $1,500
  • Ninth: $1,250
  • 10th: $1,000
  • 11th-20th: $800
  • 21st-30th: $650
  • 31st-40th: $550
  • 41st-50th: $450
  • 51st-75th: $400
  • 76th-100th: $350

Because there are so many players taking part in the Fortnite World Cup Duos qualifiers, the best way to keep track of the match standings as they unfold is by watching the official Fortnite World Cup Standings page. That’s all we know about the Fortnite World Cup Duos qualifiers for Week 2. We’ll update this page with more info as it becomes available.

Fortnite is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

Will you be watching the Fortnite World Cup Duos qualifiers for Week 2? Are there any high-profile Duos you think will come out on top? Tell us in the comments section!

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