Ludwig, Epic Games to hold $100,000 Fortnite Mondays tournament
Popular YouTube streamer Ludwig has announced a Fortnite tournament series titled “Ludwig Mondays”. Sponsoring the tournament is Epic Games with a total of $100,000 in sponsorship. The announcement was made on Monday, April 11 during one of his streams and later shared on social media.
Ludwig announced on Twitter, “Ludwig Mondays secured the bag. $100,000 partnership with Epic Games. Next tournament will be for small creators (less than 1,000 avg viewers, no pros). See you there #EPICPARTNER”.
With $100,000 at stake, it is expected that the tournament attract quite a crowd. Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know about the competition.
Ludwig Mondays Fortnite schedule
The tournaments will be held on Mondays, as implied by the title of the series. It is scheduled to start next Monday, April 18. The tournament will run until May 2 when the last event will take place. A specific start time has yet to be announced.
Ludwig Mondays Fortnite rules, participants
Streamers participating in the tournament will play in the popular new Fortnite Zero Build mode. The game will test their gunplay without the aid of building. Some streamers may still compete with their standard strategies, while others may innovate in several creative ways.
Ludwig Mondays Fortnite event format
Ludwig has not revealed much about this Fortnite event format so far. For now, all he has confirmed are the rewards and the game itself.
This tournament aims to give small streamers or creators an opportunity to earn money and kickstart their careers. Streamers will have a chance to gain more popularity and win the $100,000 reward in week one.
Week two will be a creator event in trios featuring streamers from both Twitch and YouTube. Ludwig also announced on the stream that he had not yet planned the final tournament of the series, which will be held in the third week.
Ludwig has already hosted several Fortnite tournaments before, which were attended by several famous streamers including Lazarbeam, xQc, and others. In this event, the focus will be on smaller streamers.
This means there will be no invitations for professional players. Additionally, only streamers with an average of fewer than 1,000 viewers will be considered for invitations. Streamers with even a little more than 1,000 viewers are ineligible to participate. We will update the information about the invited players once Ludwig reveals the list.
Ludwig Mondays Fortnite Reward
Ludwig was able to secure enough money through the partnership with Epic Games to provide a hefty cash price for each game in the tournaments. The three tournaments each have a prize pool of $100,000 for the winners. This means $300,000 in the prize pool will be rewarded across three consecutive tournaments.
How to watch Ludwig Mondays Fortnite Tournament
The tournament will be broadcasted on his YouTube channel. Nonetheless, the streamers participating in the tournament will most likely be permitted to stream their POV as well. Hence, you can watch the game on the participants’ private channels.