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Epic Games’ Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series already awarded more than $1 million in prize money in just the first two weeks. For Week 3, the tournament will be somewhat familiar, but there will be one big change.

The Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series continues Friday and Saturday for its third week. Both days, 100 players will compete for big money in duos with a new tournament format that will really ramp up the action.

Summer Skirmish Week 3: Race to the Crown Format

In its first week, the Summer Skirmish event was a duos tournament, but had to be cut short due to laggy games. One of the reasons why the games were full of lag was due to players being defensive and building more structures than in a normal game. In order to get competitors more active, Epic implemented a format it calls Race to the Crown.

The 50 teams will play in matches and receive points based on their performance. Those who win a match and get a Victory Royale will get four points while teams that have more than five eliminations will receive two points. The first team with 13 points wins. This new format means dios will have to be more active as eliminations play a much bigger role and could technically win the event without earning a Victory Royale.

Summer Skirmish Week 3: Who’s Competing?

Epic invited 100 players to compete on Friday and Saturday. The players are a mix of professional Fortnite players, well-known streamers of the game, and players who placed high at the Showdown event in June. A list of players is available on the Summer Skirmish Series site.

Summer Skirmish Week 3: Prize Money

Friday and Saturday will both have a $500,000 prize pool. The top 20 teams will be paid with the top spot earning $60,000. There will also be a $6,500 bonus per match for the team with the most eliminations.

Week 3 of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series starts on Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern and then on Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Viewers can watch all the action on the official Fortnite Twitch channel. Fans of streamers competing can also watch the action on their respective streams if they’re competing as most will livestream the tournament.

Last weeks, Summer Skirmish singles event had a surprising winner whose win was met with skepticism requiring Epic to step in.

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