Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani has shared his thoughts on the Fortnite Summer Skirmish invites after there was some confusion about the selection process.
The TSM star believes that the weekly $250,000 tournaments are all part of Epic Games’ “master plan” as the game developer tries to figure out how the competitive scene will work.
It came as somewhat of a surprise when the first Summer Skirmish lineup was announced and numerous high profile names were not included on the list, but Myth thinks that each week is a test for potential qualifier tournaments in the future.
“It makes a lot of sense for them not to invite every single pro to these events, or every single streamer to these events, simply because they want to see how exactly qualifiers are going to go down.”
With Epic announcing an incredible $100,000,000 for competitive Fortnite in the 2018 - 2019 season, some major events that involve open qualification stages are bound to appear in the near future.
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) July 15, 2018
The vast majority of Fortnite tournaments that fans have been able to tune into so far have been invite only and featured all of the biggest streaming personalities and best professional players.
However, with competitive Fortnite still being in its infancy, open events with a huge prize pool will be a massive opportunity for unknown players to break out and make a name for themselves.
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With all of this in mind, Myth explains that he does not expect to be invited to ever Summer Skirmish event, and that nobody else should either:
“I don’t actually expect to get invited every weekend, and I understand if I’m not invited every weekend. And I think that it’s important that not everybody is invited every weekend, because they need to see how Fortnite plays out under different controlled environments”