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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:32 PM on Thursday, August 16th, 2018
  • Twitch will host a $2M Fortnite tournament series, featuring Ninja, on its Twitch Rivals channel.
  • Four tournaments will take place over the next two weeks—two for North American players, and two for Europe.
  • The event is part of Epic Games’ $8M Summer Skirmish Series, which kicked off in July.

Trent Murray

Amazon’s livestreaming platform Twitch  has launched a $2M Fortnite  tournament series. The event will be part of the Summer Skirmish Series—a collection of Fortnite tournaments each with its own rules and prize pool. Twitch’s series will be streamed live via its Twitch Rivals esports channel.

The prize pool will be spread across four events, two for North America and two for Europe, each with a $260K share of the total pot. Popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is listed among the competitors for the first event, which will take place on August 17.

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The prize pool will be spread across four events, each with a $260K share of the total pot.

Twitch Rivals has hosted multiple PLAYERUNKOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS  and Starcraft II  tournaments this year, including a PUBG invitational in February with a $100K prize pool. The competitor list for events like these will often include some of the most popular streamers for the game being showcased.

The Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series is an eight-week series of tournaments with a combined $8M prize pool. Its inaugural event was the first tournament officially organized and operated by the game’s developer Epic Games . Unlike PUBG’s Global Invitational, which focused on high level competition from the best esports teams in the world, the focus of the Summer Skirmish thus far has been on invitational events featuring some the game’s most popular streamers and personalities.


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