Amazon owned live streaming platform Twitch has announced a Fortnite event in association with the official Summer Skirmish series, boasting a $2 million prize pool split between eight tournaments.
Fortnite and Twitch have been long associated commercially, with exclusive Twitch Prime skins available in game, and Fortnite has been the most watched game on the platform throughout 2018.
Epic Games' first official tournament, the 'Summer Skirmish' series which runs over eight weeks, has all been streamed on Twitch, but now the website is taking a more integral role.
As part of the 'Twitch Rivals' brand - Twitch's own tournament program - the eight tournaments will take place over four days, with the first on August 17.
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Fortnite fans, rejoice! We’re excited to announce Twitch Rivals will be featuring Fortnite as one of its games for this month, with $2 million in tournament prizes at stake.
The events span across four days, two events per day, with the first on August 17. Each will be a part of Epic Games’ ongoing Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series, including 49 duo teams from EU or NA competing for $260,000 in their respective regions.
The first event in the four-event series starts Friday, August 17 with the European tournament at 9 AM PT followed by the North American tournament at 3 PM PT.
You can watch all the action on the Twitch Rivals channel, and the participants, all popular streamers themselves will also be streaming the event on their personal channels.
Confirmed participants for the August 17 tournament:
- Ninja / Cloakzy
- NICKMERCS / SypherPK
- Gotaga / Mickalow
- LPMassive / Thaaissa_
- Friday, August 17
- Saturday, August 18
- Friday, August 24
- Saturday, August 25
- Europe — 9:00 AM PDT (18:00 CEST)
- North America — 2:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM EDT