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The Fortnite World Cup gets underway this weekend (Picture: Epic Games)

The Fortnite World Cup gets underway later this week as the games best players compete for a share of the $30m prize pool.

Players have been competing over a series of weeks to try and secure a place in the finals, where plenty of prizes are available to win.

The online qualifiers lasted for a total of 10 weeks and the highest ranked players from various regions were able to advance to the finals.

Here is everything that you need to know about the Fortnite World Cup and how you can watch it live.

When is the Fortnite World Cup?

The Fortnite World Cup gets underway with the fan festival opening its doors at 9.30 ET (14.30 BST) on Friday 26 July and it will end on Sunday 28 July.

The event is taking place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, and tickets to attend are sold out.

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The creative finals will get underway at 13.00 ET (18.00 BST) on the Friday, followed by the Duo finals at 12.30 (17.30 BST) on the Saturday, and the Solos at 13.00 on the Sunday.

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Plenty of prizes will be available to the best players in the tournament (Picture: Epic Games)

How to watch the Fortnite World Cup

If you werent able to get tickets to go see the finals take place in New York, there will still be plenty of ways for you to catch all of the action.

Epic Games will be streaming all of the matches on their various social channels including YouTube, Twitch and Facebook.

The games will also be available to watch on the official Fortnite website.

A picture-in-picture feature has also been introduced to Fortnite ahead of the World Cup finals.

This means that players can select the Watch Now button on their screen while waiting in a Fortnite lobby, which will then open up a small video in the corner of your screen so that you can watch the action unfold while youre playing your own Fortnite games.

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What is the Fortnite World Cup prize money?

There is a total prize pool of $30m (£24m) up for grabs at the tournament.

In the Solos competition, the winner will earn $3m (£2.4m), while second place will get $1.8m (£1.4m) and third will get $1.2m(£960,000).

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In the duos the winning team will also get $3m, with second receiving $2.25m (£1.8m) and third getting $1.8m (£1.4m)

Their are prizes being given up until 100th place in Solos, with 21st-100th getting a $50,000 (£40,000) cash prize.

In duos the cap for winning is 50th place, with 11th-50th getting $100,000Read More – Source

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