Fortnite players could win $1 million jackpot if they enter huge new competition

Ultra-keen Fortnite players could be in with a chance of winning a huge cash jackpot, thanks to Epic Games' first in-person Fortnite competition since 2019.

The FNCS Invitational 2022 will take place in November and give competitive Duos players the chance to win a share of a $1,000,000 prize (£795,000).

Seasoned Battle Royale players just have to nab a winning spot in a series of matches to claim the top prize.

The catch is that the event is not open to any old Fortnite enthusiast. Instead, the contestants are being hand-picked for the contest based on their global rank in the game.

The competition will be the first of its kind since the Fortnite World Cup in 2019.

That contest was won by 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf, aka Bugha, who took home a $3 million (£2.4 million) cash prize after qualifying from a field of more than 40 million contestants.

The teen was later appointed by Hollister as the brand's Chief Gaming Scout and now has more than 1.2 million followers on the streaming site, Twitch.

Kyle only started his gaming career in 2019, but has also won two PC Gamer of the Year awards and multiple other tournaments.

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When he won the Fortnite World Cup, he said he was going to be sensible with his cash. "I'm just going to save the money and invest it. I'm not going to do anything dumb with it really," he told ESPN.

Fortnite is one of the world's most popular battle royale games.

It sees dozens of players fight to the death on an 'island' through a process of elimination.

Recently the game has seen the introduction of big brand tie-ins, such as the addition of Star Wars unlockables and characters.

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