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Epic Games Announce $8 Million Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series

Published: 11/Jul/2018 18:30 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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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

7.11.2018

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.

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Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry

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YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.