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Epic Games announced a new tournament mode for Fortnite’s competitive scene. The tournament mode is called the Lightning Cup, which differs from their other competitions.

What is the Lightning Cup?

In a series of tweets, Fortnite Competitive detailed what the Lightning Cup is all about. According to them, the game will feature two Lightning Cup events by next week. The first one will be on March 15th, while the second is on March 17th.
However, the Lightning Cup will not have the usual prize pool. It seems Epic Games wants to test the waters out on this mode first.
On the other hand, the tournaments scheduled for Chapter 3, Season 2 will still follow their original schedule.

Formats of the new tournament mode

Players can expect new formats to be introduced in the Lightning Cup. The two formats, “Best Of” and “High Score” are new concepts to competitive Fortnite. Their Twitter account broke the concepts down and what it essentially means is the number of eliminations are significant.

  • “Best Of” – Your best 5 matches out of 7 will be the only matches that count towards the Leaderboard.
  • “High Score” – Your best match in 2 hours will be the only match that counts towards the Leaderboard.

So teams can secure a spot on the Leaderboard, they must get a Victory Royale and a good amount of eliminations. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that matches in this competition will be intense and grueling for the participants.

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