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Epic Games has announced that it will be kicking off the Summer Skirmish series for Fortnite Battle Royale this weekend.

The series will last eight weeks and offer a total of $8 million in prize money split across a number of events. The first of these events will be on Saturday, July 14th and is a duos competition with $250,000 on the line.

Participants in each tournament will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players “who have demonstrated their competitive prowess,” according to the developer. Invitations to the first event have already been sent out to players.

Epic added that the format and competitors may change from week-to-week.

Earlier today, Epic released update 5.0 for Fortnite that introduced Season 5, the All Terrain Kart, an updated map, and much more.

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Source: Epic Games


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Fortnite $8 million Summer Skirmish series announced

A lot of money will be on the line in Fortnite Battle Royale's Summer Skirmish series.

By Matthew Bennett | 07/12/2018 06:44 AM PT

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Epic Games has announced that it will be kicking off the Summer Skirmish series for Fortnite Battle Royale this weekend.

The series will last eight weeks and offer a total of $8 million in prize money split across a number of events. The first of these events will be on Saturday, July 14th and is a duos competition with $250,000 on the line.

Participants in each tournament will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players “who have demonstrated their competitive prowess,” according to the developer. Invitations to the first event have already been sent out to players.

Epic added that the format and competitors may change from week-to-week.

Earlier today, Epic released update 5.0 for Fortnite that introduced Season 5, the All Terrain Kart, an updated map, and much more.

Read More

Source: Epic Games



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89