Friday’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish had a bit of controversy, but most watchers of competitive play enjoyed the fast action the event brought. Saturday’s tournament looks to be even more high-level competition with half a million dollars at stake.
Week 2 of Epic Games’ Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series has two days of solo tournaments featuring some of the game’s players. Competitors will compete in matches to earn points and the one with the most points at the end of the day will receive $60,000. It’s big money with big stakes, and fans can watch every minute of it.
Week 2 Summer Skirmish Format
The format of the Week 2 Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series is for 100 invited players to compete in public solo matches. Players earn points for their performance during the match: five for winning a match, one point for each elimination, and 10 points for eliminating more than 20 players in a single game. Competitors will be ranked according to the points they received through 10 matches.
Players invited to the Saturday event consists of well-known professional Fortnite gamers. There are also a group of players who won their spot due to their performance in the Showdown events Epic put on in June.
Where to Watch
The official Fortnite Twitch channel is the main place to watch Saturday’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish. Similar to DirecTV’s NFL Red Zone, the action will jump from one player’s match to another when they’re close to winning a game. Most of the competitors will also stream their games via their respective Twitch channels although they have to implement a two-minute stream delay in order to avoid any stream snipers.
How Much Money Is Up for Grabs
Top prize for winning Saturday’s event is $60,000. Players who place in the top 20 will all receive payouts for the event from $48,000 for second place to $6,000 for 16th-20th place. Those who have more than 20 kills in a match will also receive a $10,000 bonus, and the player who had the most kills in one game will receive an additional $50,000. Friday’s controversial winner, iDropz_Bodies, won $130,000 for the day.
Saturday’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series starts at 1 p.m. Eastern. There will be another event of the series next week, which has a total prize pool of $8 million.
Last week’s Fortnite Summer Skirmish duos tournament was the first event of the series and had its own share of issues that frustrated both players and viewers.