Whereas we look ahead to the occasions resulting in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, anticipated to start this fall, Epic Video games introduced immediately it should host a summer time collection referred to as Summer time Skirmish.
The eight-week collection will award a complete of $8m (£6.05m) in prize cash starting with a $250,000 (£190,000) competitors this weekend centered solely on duos. Contributors will likely be content material creators and outstanding aggressive gamers however the announcement additionally states the format for future Summer time Skirmish competitions will change week-to-week. No different bulletins had been made as to the specifics of the format i.e. all duos in a customized server, rankings primarily based on kills, placements in a match or each.
$8,000,000 in Eight Weeks.
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Throughout E3 in June Epic announced will probably be investing $100m (£74m) into Fortnite esports within the coming 12 months together with a World Cup in 2019. Whereas no additional particulars of the World Cup have been launched but, aside from it should start someday within the fall, the Summer time Skirmish will most certainly not feed into the World Cup as it’s stated to be open to rivals of each talent degree.
With no entry to public customized lobbies but and the starvation for aggressive Fortnite rising, match organizers have been compelled to create their very own match constructions reminiscent of UMG’s Friday Fornite. Friday Fortnite is held each Friday in a double-elimination format with placements primarily based on kills in a publicly queued match.
Whatever the lack of esports construction, main organisations have been placing their religion in gamers with groups like Crew SoloMid, FaZe Clan and Crew Liquid signing gamers in preparation for Fortnite esports.
Esports Insider says: We feared we must wait till after summer time for Fortnite esports however it appears to be coming to us earlier than anticipated. This can most certainly be a check for Epic as the primary weekend will focus totally on content material creators whereas qualifiers for the World Cup will likely be inclusive to gamers of all talent degree. Regardless, it should definitely be thrilling to see the precise first iteration of official Fortnite esports this weekend.