Competitive Player 'Morgausse' Wins Fortnite Summer Skirmish 1.5 Million PAX West Tournament - Recap, Highlights, and Final Placements - Dexerto

Competitive Player ‘Morgausse’ Wins Fortnite Summer Skirmish 1.5 Million PAX West Tournament – Recap, Highlights, and Final Placements

Published: 3/Sep/2018 23:19 Updated: 3/Sep/2018 23:24

by Albert Petrosyan


Competitive player ‘Morgausse’ has won the $1.5 million Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ tournament at PAX West, the eight and final event of the eight-week long competition series. 

Morgausse accumulated a total of 11 points, good enough to lead the field of 100 players. Ghost Gaming pro player ‘Bizzle’ came in second with eight points, which was also how much Team Liquid pro ‘POACH’ got as he came in third.

The points and placements of this week’s Summer Skirmish competition was based on a score system that prioritized both in-match placements and eliminations over a course of seven matches. 

*These points can only be earned once per match. For example, 10 eliminations would only earn you +3 points and any additional eliminations will not add points to your score.

Morgausse took full advantage of the format as he got the maximum six points possible in his Match 3 Victory Royale, as he was able to accumulate 7+ eliminations.

He maintained his consistent performance throughout the finals, taking points left and right thanks to strong placements and good elimination totals.

In second place, Ghost Bizzle was able to clutch out a key Victory Royale in the seventh and final match, securing the points necessary to boost him into the top three.

Despite also getting eight points, Liquid’s POACH came in third due to losing the eliminations tie-breaker with Bizzle, which ultimately proved to be a $35,000 difference. 

POACH was the only player in the top three to not secure a Victory Royale, however, his eliminations did earn him a tie-breaker against FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill, who also had eight points but came in fourth.

The final top-20 placements list can be viewed below, along with their base share of the $1.5 million prize pool.

The full and finalized list of placements can also be viewed on the Summer Skirmish standings page down below. All players who placed 21st-100th earned $5,000 for qualifying for the final stage of this event. 

Summer Skirmish Week 8 Grand Final Final Standings

In addition to their base share of the prize pool, the following players also earned a $25,000 prize for winning at least one of the seven matches in the Grand Final.

Here are highlights of some of the top plays from the Grand Finals, featuring players that finished in the top-10, including Liquid pro ’72HRS,’ competitive player ‘tendons,’ and streamer ‘Lanjok.’

The conclusion of this tournament brings the end of the Summer Skirmish competition series, in which Epic Games awarded a total of $8 million in prize money.

While the entirety of Week 8’s $1.5 million prize pool was awarded in this final stage, this weekend’s tournament featured a long and extensive qualification process from August 31 – September 2, with the event open to all PAX West attendees who managed to register and met the eligibility requirements.

For general information about the rest of the event, including the qualification process, requirements, and more, visit our information hub here.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.