Epic Games' Summer Skirmish Fortnite competitive series has returned for its fifth week, featuring a Duos format called 'King Pin.'
As per usual, this week's competition will be divided into two regional tournaments, Day One in North America and Day Two in Europe, each featuring close to $500K in total prizes. The NA side of the tournament was played on August 10 and was won by the duo of Not Vivid and Liquid Poach. The EU tournament kicks off on August 11 at 1:00PM EST/ 6:00PM BST.
The Fortnite Summer Skirmish is an 8-week series of competitions where Epic Games will be awarding a total of $8 million in prize money.
The competitions feature a variety of content creators, popular pro players, and top performers from previous in-game events.
Secret_Dementos won the Week 4 Summer Skirmish solo tournament and is back for Week 5 with teammate Secret_Sakoner.
Gentside Thevic finished second in Week 4 and will be teaming with Gentside Madzen. Popular streamer Svennoss is also on hand and will be joined by Twitchtinny.
The full list of participants is below.
The scoring for the King Pin Duos tournament format puts an emphasis on eliminations, with Victory Royales and high kill games offering additional point boosts.
The team with the most points at the end of eight matches wins. Eliminations earn players points towards placement at the end of the event. Earning a Victory Royale will provide a team with a 3x Elimination bonus in the next match.
Elimination: +1 Point
Victory Royale: 3x Elimination Bonus Next Match
7+ Eliminations: 2x Elimination Bonus Next Match
* These multipliers do not stack and only last for the next game. For example, an 8 elimination game with a victory royale would only grant a x3 multiplier to points for next game, not a x5 multiplier for next game.
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