OpTic Gaming content creator Davis 'Hitch' Edwards, along with Scuf Gaming online tournament hosts Checkmate Gaming, have organized a $10,000 Fortnite tournament for September 8.
The tournament will be streamed live on Hitch's Twitch channel, which we have included below for your convenience.
This Fortnite 'Showdown Invitational' is a PS4-only Duos competition that features 16 teams made up of several big names from the online gaming community, all of whom will be vying for a larger share of the $10,000 prize pool.
The tournament, which is double elimination, follows the popular 'total of two' format, which means that the two teams in each match will have to queue into two public Squads match together and try to get as many eliminations as possible.
The team with the most eliminations after the two games will win the tournament match and advance in the bracket.
The tournament's $10,000 prize pool will be split among the top three placing teams based on the following breakdown:
- First Place: $6,000
- Second Place: $3,000
- Third Place: $1,000
The bracket for this Showdown Invitational will be live-updated after each round on the CMG website, and can be accessed by clicking the link below:
As for the competitors, eight of the teams (16 players) were personally invited to participate in this Showdown Invitational, while the remaining eight teams had to qualify through a series of qualification tournaments hosted by CMG in the days leading up to this event.
The invited and qualified teams have been placed on opposite sides of the bracket, ensuring that at least one team from each will make it to the Winners Bracket finals.
Some of the invited players include: OpTic Gaming content creators BigTymer and Flamesword, FaZe Clan pro CoD player Attach, YouTuber LEGIQN, Luminosity Gaming streamer LosPollos, and Ghost Gaming pro Fortnite player and Summer Skirmish standout Aydan.
For more information as to the specific rules about the Showdown Invitational and its qualifiers, particularly about sabotage, visit the rules web-page linked below: