Epic Games have announced the second tournament of their $8 million ‘Summer Skirmish’ competitive series.
The tournament will feature a whopping $1 million prize pool and will be played over two days, with different competitors participating each day.
The first competition will be played on Friday, July 20 at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 21:00 BST and the second will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 17:00 BST, both of which will be live-streamed on Fortnite’s Twitch channel.
The #SummerSkirmish series picks back up this Friday, July 20, at 5PM ET (21:00 GMT) and on Saturday, July 21, at 1PM ET (17:00 GMT).
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 19, 2018
The tournament will once again be invite-only, and presumably involve big-name content creators and pro players.
Although no additional information has been provided by Epic Games as of yet, various insiders and players have reported that the two separate competitions will each feature the same Solos format and a $500K prize pool for each day’s competitors.
According to streamer and participant ‘Valkyrae,’ the format will be based on 10 Solos matches that will be scored on in-game placement and eliminations.
Was invited again for week 2 of Epic's Fortnite Summer Skirmish Tourney!
-This Week the prize pool is $500,000.
-Tourney is at 5 PM EST on Friday, July 20th
-The format is 10 matches of SOLOS. Scoring is based on placements & eliminations!
I hope to place and receive at least $5.
— Valkyrae (@Valkyrae) July 18, 2018
One notable detail that has been confirmed by Epic is that this week’s competition will be played on public servers rather than private matches, presumably to avoid the lag issues that plagued the first tournament, which was held on July 14.
Once Epic provide more information, we will create a dedicated hub that will include the official format, list of participants, and prize pool breakdown.