Fortress Gala (a sell-out event) RETURNS and you’re invited to party during the biggest weekend of the year at The Home of Games! ⏰ Don’t miss out.
Fortress House Cup
PLAY FOR FUN.
PLAY FOR FREE.
WIN PRIZES & FIGHT FOR YOUR HOUSE.
Prize pools aren’t just for the pros. Play at Fortress Melbourne with the best gear in the Alienware Arena, feature on the broadcast and big screen.
More than just a game, Saturday is a party! Mates can watch from afar, or cheer from near at the bar and enjoy live entertainers – win prizes just for spectating!
First timer? Welcome! Thousands of players in Fortress events had never taken part in a tournament before, and over 90% are eager to participate again.
With prizes to be won, extra hourly challenges & an all-inclusive $20 ticket – don’t miss out on this unique event at The Home of games!
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GAME DAY BEGINS 4:30PM
$1,500 IN CASH PRIZES
Top 4 Winners
1st – $700
2nd – $400
3rd & 4th $200
Awarded to the MVP of the day.
Alienware Peripheral Pack worth over $750
TELSTRA PLAY OF THE DAY
Awarded to the best play captured on broadcast.
200,000 Telstra Plus Bonus Points
Awarded to funniest moment of the day on broadcast.
Fortress Merch pack worth over $120
GAME DAY FORMAT
Play on one Game Day…or two…or more! Each day is a standalone tournament. Only your House Points carry across weeks.
SINGLE ELIMINATION BRACKET
Top 2 teams or players from each Qualifier advance to the Finals.
SINGLE ELIMINATION BRACKET
Finalists win cash/prizes for themselves & points for their chosen House.
Feeling like a challenge? Play on multiple Game Days, we can’t wait to see you flex your skills!
HOW DO THE HOUSES WORK?
Fortress holds social events like Fortress House Cup so everyone can enjoy the best bits of competitive games. You don’t have to be the most skilled player to enjoy yourself or take home a prize!
The finalists of each Game Day will win points for their House. If your House has the most points at the end of the Season, you win a prize pack along with all members of the House!
Bootes, Vela, Carina or Jim? Take the personality quiz now to find out which House suits you!
READ MORE ABOUT HOUSES
Want to find out more about the House Cup? Check out some of these handy links.
READ MORE ABOUT HOUSES
Game titles will change each season of Fortress House Cup.
For Season 2 the game titles feature Rocket League®, Tetris® Effect: Connected, Apex Legends™..
No, the Saturday Game Days can not be played online. All participants must be able to travel to Fortress Melbourne and play in person.
Online registration for each week of Fortress House Cup closes at 2:00 PM on the day of the event.
There is always a chance that there are additional spots or no-shows, so we encourage trying to register in person from 4:30 PM onwards if you missed out online.
Yes, all participants in Fortress House Cup must be 18 years and older.
Doors open at 4:00PM each game day. After you have registered, check your emails for information on check-in times.
Yes, all teams will need to check-in within the allotted check-in times, otherwise they will not be eligible to play. All players from a team need to be present to be able to check-in.
The check-in times are slightly different per game title, please check your confirmation email you received after registering to confirm your check in time.
You are welcome to bring your own controller if it has a USB connection.
No other peripherals are permitted to be brought in. Fortress Melbourne provides premium Alienware peripherals and Xbox controllers for use. These are all sanitised between each use.
You don’t need to own a copy of the game to participate. We have free Fortress accounts that you can use on the day.
For all game titles in season 2 participants can login to their own game account. On the Game Day, please come ready with your login details and a personal device to access your 2FA if the particular game requires that to login.
The map that is played in every match is pre-assigned for each round of the Qualifiers and Finals. Number of rounds in a Qualifier is subject to change based on the number of teams. Where there are less than four rounds in a qualifier, the maps assigned for each available round will start from Round 1.
Round 1 map: Party Crasher
Round 2 map: Overflow
Round 3 map: Encore
Map: Drop Off
Map 1: Habitat
Map 2: Phase Runner
Map 3: Party Crasher
Yes, every week will be streamed on the Fortress Melbourne Twitch from 5:00 PM.
The top 8 players/teams earn points for their House based on their placement in the tournament, with more points earned the further you progress in the tournament.
Points up for grabs each game day are:
If the game is a team based game you will need to arrange a team to play with.
When registering you are required to provide details for your teammates at that point in time.
If you are looking for a teammate join our Discord and post in the #Fortress-House-Cup channel.
Fortress Melbourne will transfer the prize pool to the Team Captain’s bank details provided. It is then the responsibility of the Team Captain to divide the prize pool among their team members.
The weekly prize pool is $1500 and is distributed as below:
1st place: $700
2nd place: $400
3rd place: $200
4th place: $200
Alienware MVP wins:
Alienware Low Profile RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | AW510K
Alienware RGB Gaming Mouse | AW510M
Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset | AW510H
Telstra Play of the Day wins:
200K Telstra Plus Bonus Points Prize Package
FHC Jester wins:
Jester Baseball Cap
$20 Fortress Voucher
Fortress Melbourne 2 Hour PC Pass