Epic Games announced today that the Fortnite World Cup Finals will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, NY from July 26-28. Pre-registration is now available via Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan for a chance to purchase tickets.
To pre-register, fans should visit Fortnite’s Ticketmaster Verified Fan website, enter their information and when tickets go on-sale they will be among the first to be notified. Fortnite partnered with Ticketmaster and its Verified Fan program to help remove scalpers and bots from the ticketing process to better ensure tickets get directly into the hands of fans. All ticketed fans who attend the three day event will receive V-Bucks and a Season 10 Battle Pass.
Endeavor is overseeing operations and logistics for the event on the heels of the Fortnite E3 Pro-Am in Los Angeles last June, which was the highest viewed western esports tournament with over two million concurrent viewers across seven online platforms and 30 different channels.
“We are excited to work with Epic Games, leveraging the success of the Fortnite pro-am to create another first-of-its-kind experience for Fortnite fans,” said Endeavor’s SVP of sports Stuart Saw in a release. “The Fortnite World Cup marks a landmark moment in esports, bringing together a truly global mass participation tournament, a one-of-a kind world final and a phenomenal live broadcast experience.”
The World Cup Final will be held in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest tennis stadium in the world. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center recently completed a five-year $650 million renovation that upgraded more than 90% of the overall site.
Plans call for the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the US Open Tennis Championships, to be transformed into a Fortnite environment for the massive crowds of global players in attendance.
“The teams at Epic Games and Endeavor are incredibly creative, and we are pleased to collaborate with them,” said USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center COO Danny Zausner in a release. “Fortnite has a fan base that numbers nearly 250 million players worldwide. We look forward to playing a role in this cultural sensation, with the chance to showcase the National Tennis Center in an entirely new way.”
Ticketholders will also gain access to the Fortnite Fan Festival, bringing the world of Fortnite to life. The Festival will include the opportunity to take a photo with Tomatohead and Brite Bomber, visit Blackheart’s Pirate Ship, or grab a Slurp Juice at the Durrr Burger. There is a maximum of four tickets per person, and tickets are non-transferrable.
For more details on the Fortnite World Cup, check out the website here.