Epic Video games introduced that it’s going to host the brand new Fortnite Summer season Skirmish sequence, a match with a mixed prize pool of $eight million, which shall be awarded throughout eight weeks of competitors.
In keeping with Epic’s announcement of the sequence, it’s designed to convey collectively neighborhood members, content material creators and Fortnite gamers who’ve “demonstrated their aggressive prowess.” The precise format of every competitors and the opponents will change week to week and have a wide range of prize swimming pools connected to them.
The primary of those competitions goes to be a Duos mode occasion this weekend that may have a prize pool of $250,000. The opponents for this primary occasion have already been chosen by Epic and notified through invitation. Whereas that is the way in which contributors have been chosen this time, Epic’s announcement made it clear that there shall be methods to qualify for future occasions. This primary competitors will start this Saturday, July 14, although we don’t have any additional particulars past that.
That is the primary phrase we’ve got heard from Epic on a selected competitors, however we did know that esports have been within the firm’s plans for Fortnite for some time. Again in Might, Epic introduced that it could be beginning its esports enterprise with Fortnite in 2018 by placing collectively a sequence of tournaments with a complete prize pool of $100 million. Then, on the E3 Professional-Am, the corporate introduced that it could be internet hosting a Fortnite World Cup competitors that may have open qualifying. Whereas this match sequence doesn’t appear to be particularly linked to the World Cup, it’s possible that it’s part of Epic’s 2018 match plans and that the $eight million is part of Epic’s bigger aggressive Fortnite prize pool.