With $3 million on the line, the pressure is on. Who will crumble and who will prevail as world champions?
The inaugural Fortnite World Cup kicked off yesterday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, with over 100 competitors dawning upon the bright lights of New York City all with one goal in mind: win their share of the $30 million prize pool.
Without a doubt the Fortnite World Cup has drawn eyes from all across the world, but before the solo and duos portion commence this weekend, there was another segment of the Fortnite World Cup.
Yesterday we witnessed G FUEL-sponsored player and death run master Cizzorz capture the title as the Fortnite World Cup Creative champion along with the rest of his team, the Fish Fam. We also watched as Airwaks and RL GRIMES dominated the Fortnite Pro-Am to become back-to-back Pro-Am champions. Their total donations to charity are now a staggering $2 million.
Now, we are on the cusp of the most anticipated portion of the Fortnite World Cup and that of course is the duos portion. Fifty of the best duos from all across the world are set to launch into six high octane Fortnite matches all with one goal in mind: becoming a world champion and taking home $3 million.
With G FUEL-sponsored players like E11's Stompy and Tschinken, Misfits Clix and Sceptic, Kungarna's Barl and Leno, and the all mighty duo of Nate Hill and Funk from FaZe Clan, the action will for sure be some of the best competitive Fortnite we have ever seen.
We're recapping everything that's happening during day one. So be sure to keep coming back for more updates and results!
Duos Game 1 Results
The matches have finally started, the battle bus has made its first trek across the Fortnite map. Fifty of the best duos in the entire world, from regions all across the world brought some of the most high octane game play in game one.
The beginning of the opening match featured some household names going down sooner than many expected. Lanjok, Punisher, Vinny1x and Zekrow all faltered in game one, but will for sure look to rebound in game two.
The conclusion of the first match saw some of the best duos left towards the end. With only one full duo left at the end, they ultimately prevailed in game one.
The top three duos in game 1 were:1. Zayt and Saf - 15 Points
3. Scarlet and Bell - 14 Points
3. Mongraal and Mitr0 - 13 Points
Duos Game 2 Results
With the powerhouse duo of Zayt and Saf coming away as game one winners, many duos immediately felt the pressure of playing catch up in game two.
G FUEL-sponsored player Mongraal from FaZe Clan and his duo mitr0 put up an outstanding performance in game one and rounded out the top three.
The top two duos in game 2 were:1. Vinny1x and Zexrow
2. itemm and Derox
The updated overall duos standings are:1. Zayt and Saf - 26 Points
2. Megga and Dubs - 18 Points
3. Vinny1x and Zexrow - 17 Points
Duos Game 3 Results
We are now at the halfway point of the duo portion of the Fortnite World Cup, and through two games North America has been dominating the standings.
With FaZe Clan duo and G FUEL-sponsored players Megga and Dubs holding a firm grasp on second place, there is not a lot of room to falter.
The top three duos in game 3 were:
1. Calculator and Mackwood
2. Dubs and Megga
3. Oslo and BadSniper
The updated overall duos standings after three games are:1. Zayt and Saf - 38 Points
2. Dubs and Megga - 31 Points
3. Vinny1x and Zexrow - 28 Points
Duos Game 4 Results
With the standings remaining unchanged for the most part thoughout three games, we are slowly but surely approaching the conclusion of the event.
With many favorites falling short so far, these last three games are indeed the biggest Fortnite matches of their lives.
The top three in the fourth game were:
1. aqua and Nyhrox
2. Chap1x and Skite
3. Arkhram1x and Falconer
The updated overall duos standings after four games are:
1. Zayt and Saf - 40 Points
2. Megga and Dubs - 38 Points
3. Vinny1x and Zexrow - 35 Points
Game 5 Results
With the European region making a resurgence in game 4, the gap between first place and the rest is starting to dwindle. At the end of the remaining two games, we could see Zayt and Saf hold onto to their lead. Or could we see a late push from others?
The top three duos in game 5 were:
1. aqua and Nyhrox
3. Klusia and Th0masHD
3. Wofliez and Rojo
The updated overall Duos standings after five games are:
1. Zayt and Saf - 43 Points
2. aqua and Nyrhox - 40 Points
3. Megga and Dubs - 38 Points
With Europeans aqua and Nyrhox taking home back-to-back victory royales, the spread between first and second is now only three points.
It all comes down to this final game. $3 million is on the line, and it all comes down to one game of Fortnite.
The top three duos in game 6 were:
1. oh4zr and Noward
2. Arkharm1x and Falconer
3. Rojo and Wolfiez
And The Duos Winner Is...
Congratulations to the first ever Fortnite World Cup duos champions: aqua and Nyhrox!
The duo takes home an outstanding $3 million to split between the two of them.
The top five duos at the conclusion of the duos matches are:
1. aqua and Nyhrox - $3,000,000
2. Rojo and Wolfiez - $2,250,000
3. Ceice and Elevate - $1,800,000
4. Saf and Zayt - $1,500,000
5. Arkhram1x and Falconer - $900,000
In case you couldn't tell, some of our most elite pro players (repping FaZe Clan, Kungarna, Misfits, and E11) are competing in the Fortnite World Cup Finals.
Check out the G FUEL World Cup Roster to see who they are, where they're from, and their favorite Fortnite weapon and G FUEL flavor!
Top image via Epic Games
This article was written by Nick Farrell. As an experienced writer in the esports scene, Nick aims to provide insightful yet proactive articles daily to all of his publications.