For the past month and a half, the best and most popular Fortnite: Battle Royale players have shown off their skills in the weekly Summer Skirmish events.
This weekend’s Skirmish tournament, which will begin on Friday, Aug. 31 and continue until Monday, Sept. 3, will be the conclusion to the eight-week series. While the first seven weeks were conducted entirely online, the final week’s competitions will take place at PAX West in Seattle.
Some of the best players in the world will be competing in the event, including FaZe Clan’s Turner “Tfue” Tenney and Ali “Myth” Kabbani of TSM. Former Call of Duty World League commentator Jack “CouRage” Dunlop will serve as one of the event’s commentators alongside popular streamer Ben “DrLupo” Lupo.
Daily qualifiers will not be broadcast, but nightly qualifiers are set to be streamed at 8pm CT each of the first three days. The grand finals on Monday, Sept. 3 will begin at 1pm CT.
The PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish will be broadcast via several platforms. Starting at 8pm CT on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and 1pm CT on Monday the games will be live via:
The Summer Skirmish has acted as a trial period for Epic Games, with the developers trying out different formats nearly every week in an attempt to find the best competitive system. The final week’s structure is no different.
The PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish event will be a Solo tournament and it will take Victory Royales, top placings, and eliminations all into account.
|Victory Royale||3 Points|
|7+ Eliminations||3 Points|
|2nd or 3rd Placing||2 Points|
|5 or 6 Eliminations||2 Points|
|4th-10th Placing||1 Point|
|3 or 4 Eliminations||1 Point|
Broken up into three stages, there will be daily qualifiers on Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2 that will determine who will wind up in the nightly qualifiers. The top 33 players from each of the three days’ nightly qualifiers will advance to the six-game grand finals on Monday, Sept. 3.
Epic intends to close the Summer Skirmish with its biggest prize pool yet. There will be $1.5 million at stake at the PAX West event—and everyone that finishes in the top 100 will get a piece of the prize. There will also be a $25,000 bonus for any player that captures a Victory Royale in the six-game grand finals.