Fortnite World Cup Creative is a community-made competition for $3 million

The Fortnite World Cup Online Qualifiers kicked off last weekend and at least one guy was kicked out as a result, but that's not the only kicking going on. Today Epic Games announced the Fortnite World Cup Creative, a series of five events built by community Creators that will culminate in a showdown for a piece of a $3 million prize pool at the Fortnite World Cup Finals. 

Each week, from April 29 to June 7, players will have the opportunity to take a shot at a new Creative trial and submit their best gameplay clip on YouTube. "Fortnite captains" will select the winners for each event, 15 of whom will trek to New York City to take part in the Fortnite World Cup Creative Finals.   

The first Creative trial was built, and will be judged, by Cizzorz, the creator of a brain-breaking "deathrun" obstacle course that even pros struggled to finish. That's what promises to make the Creative competition interesting: Conventionally-skilled Fortnite players may not have a significant edge over casual players in some of these events, because there's no way to know what's coming. Maybe you'll have an hour to compose your best Adagio for Keyboard and Mouse? Who knows? 

The full Fortnite World Cup Creative rules are available here, while more information about the captains who will guide you on your journey will be revealed later. To get a taste of what might be in store, take a look at our ongoing rundown of the best Fortnite Creative codes for custom maps. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.