Fortnite’s new trophy was made by Swarovski

Another major esports event is getting a fashionable trophy. Epic Games has revealed the trophy for the next major Fortnite tournament — the FNCS Invitational in Raleigh, which also happens to be the first in-person competition in years — and it’s a sleek number crafted by Swarovski. It weighs 15 pounds, is 18 inches tall, and naturally, features “bespoke heliotrope crystals.” The whole thing is designed to look like the FNCS shield.

It’s a big departure from the previous major trophy, which looked like the Fortnite battle bus and was handed out to the winner of the inaugural Fortnite World Cup in 2019.

The reveal comes just a few days after League of Legends developer Riot handed out its newly designed Summoner’s Cup at the game’s 2022 world championship, which was similarly crafted by a jewelry company; in this case, it was Tiffany & Co.

The FNCS Invitational will take place on November 12th and 13th, with a total prize pool of $1 million.