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Women's Royale: Inside The Milk Cup Women’s Fortnite Trios Series

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The Milk Cup A Womens Series Featuring Fortnite by MELOGRAPHICS #MadeByMELO Blog Article

In the rapidly evolving world of esports, an exciting new chapter is set to unfold with The Milk Cup Women’s Fortnite Trios Series. This ground-breaking event stands as a beacon of progress, aiming not only to showcase the skills of female gamers but to create a nurturing community that champions their achievements in the esports domain.  Raidiant, a women-focused tournament operator, has joined forces with content creator ThePeachCobbler, Women of the eRena (WOTE), and Gonna Need Milk to create a landmark Fortnite tournament, exclusively for women. This groundbreaking initiative, known as The Milk Cup, offers a hefty prize pool of $250,000 USD, creating a major incentive for women gamers.


OVERVIEW

Women's Gaming Scene

Gaming is often seen as a male-dominated sphere, but statistics reveal that nearly half of the gaming community is made up of women. Despite this, women represent a mere 5% of professional gamers, with a glaring absence in the list of top 500 highest overall earners. The disparity is stark, and initiatives like The Milk Cup aim to level the playing field in esports, particularly for women.


The Milk Cup: A Closer Look

The Milk Cup featuring Fortnite is a Battle Royale tournament, consisting of 3 Majors and a LAN Championship, and total prize pool of $250,000 -making it the most competitive experience to date for women in Fortnite! The Milk Cup is brought to you by Gonna Need Milk as part of their initiative to empower women in gaming, alongside partners ThePeachCobbler, WOTE, and Raidiant.


Partnership and Collaboration

The Milk Cup is a unique women's Fortnite tournament series. The main sponsor of the event is Gonna Need Milk, a national advertising and marketing initiative by MilkPEP, the Milk Processor Education Program. Funded by America’s milk companies, MilkPEP is dedicated to educating consumers and increasing the consumption of milk. The Milk Cup is a result of a collaborative effort between Raidiant, WOTE, ThePeachCobbler, and Gonna Need Milk. ThePeachCobbler played a critical role in conceptualizing The Milk Cup and will serve as an advisor on the structure and key points of the tournament. Raidiant, a division of New Meta Entertainment, is producing the tournament in partnership with WOTE, one of the largest and longest-running women-only tournaments in gaming.


The Milk Cup furthers this commitment by empowering women in the realm of esports. "Our commitment goes beyond words; we actively listen to the gaming community and value their ideas and feedback," said MilkPEP CEO Yin Woon Rani. "Gonna Need Milk has a long legacy of supporting and fueling women athletes. We hope to inspire and motivate young girls and women globally and create a gaming industry that supports and rewards talent."


More Than Just Gameplay

The Milk Cup Women’s Fortnite Trios Series invites female gamers worldwide to band together in trios, navigating the exhilarating challenges of Fortnite. This isn’t just another tournament; it's a celebration of skill, teamwork, and the spirit of female empowerment within the competitive gaming scene. Offering a hefty prize pool, the event promises to spotlight the top talents, propelling them into the higher echelons of the esports community. What sets The Milk Cup apart is its focus on fostering a supportive atmosphere that extends beyond the battlefield. It’s a platform for mentorship, networking, and shared growth, bringing together like-minded individuals who aspire to make their mark in esports. Amidst the intense matches and strategic gameplay, there lies a golden opportunity for participants to forge lasting connections, exchange insights, and collectively push the boundaries of what female gamers can achieve. Here are a few reasons why this series will leave an indelible mark on the esports landscape:

  • A Showcase of Unparalleled Talent: Witness some of the best female gamers in the world as they battle it out in Fortnite’s unpredictable arena.

  • Empowerment in Action: The series amplifies the voices of women in esports, challenging the status quo and inspiring the next generation of gamers.

  • Community and Connection: Beyond the competition, The Milk Cup serves as a rallying point for individuals passionate about gaming, offering avenues for mentorship and collaboration.

Tournament Structure and Format

The Milk Cup is open to all women gamers in the United States who are above the age of 13. The tournament will feature regular sessions where players compete in Trios games, each session encompassing six different games in Battle Royale. The leaderboard is determined by placement and kills, and at the end of the season, the leaderboard standings decide the placements for that round. Sign Up>

The Milk Cup Women's Series will feature Fortnite Battle Royale (build) with points awarded for eliminations and placement. Here's a look a the scoring system for all rounds of the event:

Scoring System

  • Victory Royale: 65 Points

  • 2nd: 56 Points

  • 3rd: 50 Points

  • 4th: 46 Points

  • 5th: 42 Points

  • 6th: 37 Points

  • 7th: 33 Points

  • 8th: 30 Points

  • 9th: 27 Points

  • 10th: 24 Points

  • 11th: 21 Points

  • 12th: 18 Points

  • 13th: 15 Points

  • 14th: 12 Points

  • 15th: 9 Points

  • 16th: 7 Points

  • 17th: 5 Points

  • 18th-20th: 3 Points

  • 21st-25th: 1 Point

  • Each Elimination: 2 Points


One of the unique aspects of The Milk Cup is its four major events. These include three separate majors taking place from May through July, culminating in an in-person grand finals LAN event in the fall. The grand final comes with a whopping $250,000 prize pool, making it one of the largest payouts for a women-only tournament in North America.


Prize Pool & Payouts

The Milk Cup features 3 qualifiers and and in-person grand final with a total prize pool of $250,000!

Here's the Milk Cup prize structure breakdown:

Qualifier Prize Pool Structure

3 Qualifiers | $25,000 each | $75,000 QUALIFIERS total

  • 1st-place team: $7,500

  • 2nd-place team: $4,500

  • 3rd-place team: $3,000

  • 4th-place team: $2,250

  • 5th-place team: $1,500

  • 6th-place team: $1,250

  • 7th-11th: $1,000

LAN Championship Prize Pool Structure


The Milk Cup - Event Schedule 2024

The majors, as well as the grand final of this trios-focused competition, will be broadcast on Twitch from the players POV on their livestream channel (e.g. Twitch, YouTube, Facebook) and by eRena on Twitch. This provides an excellent platform for these women gamers to showcase their skills and gain exposure in the esports community. View Leaderboard>

Qualifier 1 / MAJOR

  • Registration Closes - May 5th

  • Pre-Qualifiers 1 - May 16th 4p PT

  • Qualifiers 1 Finals - May 23rd 4p PT

Qualifier 2 / MAJOR

Qualifier 3 / MAJOR

Championship


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More to Come

The Milk Cup is a significant step forward in promoting women in gaming and esports. By offering a large prize pool and a platform for women gamers to compete, it aims to encourage more women to take up professional gaming and help bridge the gender gap in the industry. With such initiatives, the future of women in esports looks promising. Let's gear up for this groundbreaking event and cheer on the women gamers who will be competing in The Milk Cup Fortnite Tournament. It's not just about the competition; it's about making a positive change in the gaming industry and empowering women gamers.



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