The Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers are finally over after 10 weeks of bloody combat.
It may be time for a celebration for many, but several major pros are currently contemplating where it all went so wrong.
Let’s face it. Esports competition can be a mind-bending and emotionally tumultuous journey for players. The rewarding feeling after winning is better than anything else in the world, but realizing that you’ve lost is heartbreaking.
It’s the nature of human competitiveness that there must always be a set of winners and a set of losers. Some Fortnite’s greatest stars gave it their all, but came up short in the World Cup qualifiers. Let us remember the fallen.
Kamo – Europe
One of Ghost Gaming’s finest and Germany’s front running Fortnite Star, Kamo, failed to qualify for the World Cup. Kamo found massive success last year during the Summer Skirmish, winning $70,000 worth of cash. However, for Fortnite’s biggest esports, the German star will be forced to watch from the crowd.
Teeqzy – Europe
Speaking of European icons, Teeqzy (Teekzie in-game) also missed out on the World Cup Finals. While this is a sad day for him, he has plenty to be proud of. Teekzie is Belgium’s highest earning Fortnite star and even ranks as number 18 in the world! We’re sure to him in the future of Fortnite esports.
Svennoss – Europe
Svennoss is a pro from the Netherlands and rose to fame during his impressive Fall Skirmish performance. Within that tourney, Sven managed to rake in $80,000…but you can sure that he was itching to the extend that prize money record.
ProximaStar – Europe
ProximaStar is the highest earning Russian player and has placed highly in European Fortnite tournament. Unfortunately, the player’s weren’t quite enough for qualification. In the Week 10 qualifiers, ProximaStar placed 8th with duo Fury Legendary. Only four duos went forward from the week’s teams.
Well, ‘there’s always next year’ as they say. Now, it’s time to move on and await the start of the biggest Fortnite event in history. The Fortnite World Cup finals begin on July 26th and run until the 28th. Hundreds of professional players will compete for the massive $30,000,000 prize pool in New York City!
Ninja – NA
Well it’s Ninja. Pretty self explanatory here, he’s either the biggest or second biggest Fortnite streamer on the planet. If there is any one person Epic absolutely wanted to qualify for the World Cup, it’s him.
Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. With Week 10 wrapped, the biggest Fortnite brand on the planet will not be attending the game’s biggest event.
Cloak – NA
Tfue’s partner in crime and one of the most winningest Fortnite players ever will not be joining his teammate in New York. While Ninja hasn’t had a ton of competitive success, Cloak absolutely has proven himself at the highest level.
72hrs – NA
Another one of the staples of the competitive community who didn’t make the jump. There’s no doubt when looking at Tom’s skill, but that’s the nature of Fortnite. Even the best players won’t have the breaks come their way and he’s going to be watching from the sidelines in a month.
Unfortunately there are a ton of huge names who weren’t able to qualify for the World Cup. This is a unique situation to Fortnite esports, it’s odd to have so many notable names not involved in some way in a big competition.
Even many of the Royales and Skirmishes had a higher percentage of known players than the World Cup. In many Fortnite events there was some section of invitational people who competed alongside the qualifiers.
Here are the well-known players who are in the top 100 Fortnite earners from prize pools who didn’t qualify for the World Cup:
- Ghost Dmo
- Liquid Chap
- Liquid Poach
- Ghost Ghoul.