Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced its first official developer-supported esports tournament 'Summer Skirmish' - with $8 Million in prize money up for grabs.
It comes as $100 million in total is to be invested for Fortnite esports prize pools direct from Epic Games, for the 2018-19 season, and the previous announcement of the Fortnite World Cup 2019.
The Summer Skirmish will begin with a $250,000 duos tournament on the weekend of July 13 - 15, and will be an invitational for community creators and "players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess.
Full details can be found below or on the official Epic Games website. Invitations have already been sent out, so expect some of your favorite Fortnite players to be announcing their participation soon.
$8,000,000 FORTNITE SUMMER SKIRMISH SERIES
By The Fortnite Team
We are excited to announce that this summer Epic Games will host the Summer Skirmish series. We’re kicking off an 8-week series of competitions where we’ll be awarding $8,000,000 in prize money. The events start this weekend with a $250,000 Duos competition. Participants will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess. The format and competitors may change from week-to-week, so stay on your toes!
PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO JUMPSTART THE COMPETITION, INVITATIONS FOR THE INAUGURAL SUMMER SKIRMISH MATCHES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN QUALIFY FOR AN EVENT.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 11, 2018