The format for the $1.5 million Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournament being held at PAX West has officially been released by developer and organizer Epic Games.
The tournament, starting on Friday, August 31, will have four days of competitive Fortnite action, and is open to anyone who turns up and registers, on a first come first serve basis.
Registration for the event being will take place on site each day, starting at 08:00 local time at PAX Lot 73 on 8th and Pine. The first three days will begin with three rounds of qualifiers which will be followed by final qualifiers each night.
The final tournament, once all the qualifiers are complete, will take place on Monday, September 3. See below for full format and prizing information.
The final Summer Skirmish competition will be a 3-Stage Solo event held Friday to Monday. At each Stage, players will earn points based on the following scoring system:
*These points can only be earned once per match. For example, 10 eliminations would only earn you +3 points and any additional eliminations will not add points to your score.
We’re kicking things off with three Stage one heats every day, running Friday to Sunday. These will be open to the first players to register on site each day. Each heat will play a mini-series of two matches to determine placements. The top 32 players at the end of each Heat will move on the the Stage Two Nightly Qualifier for that same date.
Each evening, the Stage Two: Nightly Qualifiers will begin for all the players who advanced from that day’s Heats. The top 33 players at the end of the Nightly Qualifier will advance to Monday’s Stage Three Grand Finals.
During the Grand Finals, all players who qualified during each evening’s Nightly Qualifiers will come together in a series of matches. By the end of the six match brawl, the ultimate victor of the PAX Summer Skirmish will be Royale-ly crowned!
At the conclusion of the PAX Summer Skirmish, the top players will be rewarded based on the following prize table:
Registration each day is a first-come-first-serve basis beginning at 8:00AM PDT at PAX Lot 73 on 8th and Pine. Interested players must complete the following challenges in order to register:
It’s also important to note that registration must be done separately each day if you would like multiple chances to make the Nightly Qualifiers.
The competition will play out on dedicated, high-end PC machines. Peripherals that will be available for all participants during this event are as follows:
Source: Epic Games