Epic Games has revealed the first competitive Fortnite tournament series, the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series. Posted on their official blog, this series will last for 8-weeks and has $8,000,000 in prize money. Surprisingly, the tournament begins this weekend, shortly after the launch of Season 5.
The full post reads as follows:
We are excited to announce that this summer Epic Games will host the Summer Skirmish series. We’re kicking off an 8-week series of competitions where we’ll be awarding $8,000,000 in prize money. The events start this weekend with a $250,000 Duos competition. Participants will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess. The format and competitors may change from week-to-week, so stay on your toes!
However, it appears the event is not entirely public. As stated on Epic’s blog, invitations for the inaugural matches have already been sent. Further invites, as well as information on how to qualify, are forthcoming.
This is the first tournament unveiled by Epic since their announcement of the Fortnite 2019 World Cup. We will keep this post updated as further information is revealed.