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PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish Format, Prize Breakdown and How to Register

Published: 22/Aug/2018 17:29

by Calum Patterson


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!

Prize Pool

At the conclusion of the PAX Summer Skirmish, the top players will be rewarded based on the following prize table:

Placement Prize



























How To Play

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:

  • Have a valid ID and PAX Badge for the day. (You may not sign up squad mates)
  • Be 16 or older at the time of the event.
  • Agree to the Summer Skirmish Event Rules and Code of Conduct..
  • Pick an available heat that you can attend for that day.
  • Use the on-site peripherals (mice/keyboard/controllers) provided.

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 Inventory

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:

  • Logitech G502 mice
  • Logitech G-Pro keyboards
  • Standard Xbox One and PS4 controllers (as an exception, players may bring their own officially supported Xbox One or PS4 controllers)
  • Astro A40 headsets
  • Alienware AW2518H monitors (1920×1080 resolution locked)

Source: Epic Games


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.