Ghost Gaming’s Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales and Rise Nation’s ‘Ronaldo’ have won the $100,000 Fortnite Battle Royale Duos tournament on February 14, becoming champions of day one of the $500,000 Secret Skirmish competitive event.
The pair of pro players were able to earn a total of 16 points, enough to secure them first place and the $27,000 prize, not to mention the glory that comes with winning an official Fortnite event.
The top three were rounded off by the Duo of JTruth and Ghost’s Thwifo in second place and Ghost’s Dmo and FaZe Clan’s Tfue coming in third, earning 12 and 10 points respectively.
In order to best understand the rest of this recap, make sure to brush up on the official scoring format that was used to determine the final placements after six total matches.
To see the entire list of participating players and teams, make sure to visit our Secret Skirmish info hub.
- Victory Royale: 3 Points
2nd-3rd Place: 2 Points
4th-10th Place: 1 Point
- 7+ Eliminations: 3 Points
5-6 Eliminations: 2 Points
3-4 Eliminations: 1 Point
Considering that they were one of the strongest Duos featuring in the competition, it came as no surprise when Tfue and DMO won the first match.
The pair finished with 11 eliminations and nine total points, establishing themselves a considerable lead over the second place Duo of Bowman and Team Liquid’s Vivid.
Ghost Gaming were in the headlines again after match two but it was their star man Bizzle this time taking the Victory Royale with Team Reciprocity’s Triggysoars.
The match win and 10 eliminations got them up to nine points and a slight edge over DMO and Tfue, who had two less eliminations overall (14-12)
Match three saw the emergence of Gankstars pro player Ceice and his teammate Lyricen, whose Victory Royale thrust them into the top three.
However, thanks to some strong work in the eliminations department, DMO and Tfue reclaimed their top spot going into the halftime break.
Coming out of the break, DMO and Tfue managed to get two eliminations in match four while Bizzle and Triggysoars failed to get a single one. This allowed the Ghost-FaZe duo to strengthen their hold on first place.
However, at this point a new Duo had entered the mix for first place as JTruth and Thwifo managed to climb all the way to third place and tied the top two with ten points each.
The match was won by Eleven Gaming’s Anthony and his teammate ClarityG, who were able to climb 21 spots and into sixth after four matches.
Eleven Gaming were at it again in match five, this time with BlooTea and NRG Esports’ Zayt getting the Victory Royale to climb 27 spots all the way up to seventh.
The tight knit group of Duos at the top of the standings was joined by yet another team featuring a Ghost pro as Saf and his teammate Ronaldo also sat at 10 points after five matches.
This meant that there were four different teams with 10 points each heading into the sixth and final match of the tournament.
The sixth and final match lived up to the hype, and then some. An incredible ending saw Saf absolutely dominate the final moments of the match, eliminating five players in a very short period of time.
That insane sequence, along with the subsequent Victory Royale, earned the Duo six points, pushing them into first place and securing them the tournament win.
With all six matches now complete, here are the final placements for the $100,000 Duos tournament, with the top 20 players getting a share of the massive prize pool.
The full standings for all 50 Duos, and their total points and eliminations, can be seen on the official Secret Skirmish website.
Don’t forget that day two of the Secret Skirmish will commence on February 15 with the main event – a $400,000 Solos tournament featuring all of the players that competed in today’s Duos event.
Make sure to monitor @Dexerto and the Dexerto Fortnite page for the pre-tournament buildup, regular updates, and the final results and recap.