Epic Games has announced the next event for their popular battle royale Fortnite. The event will offer up $500,000 in prize money across the 2-day event. We’re sure you’re wondering who will be able to compete in this event and don’t worry, Epic has you covered.
“This invitational will include top players from each Open Fortnite competition held so far,” the official announcement states. The event is scheduled to run from February 14th to 15th and Epic uses some teasing language as to just how it will be going down. The post says the event will be “held in a classified, undisclosed testing facility” with matches being stream to the official channel. The post goes on to say that fans can “also expect us to explore additional… operations… during the two days of competition.”
With the update and game changes we’ve seen go live the day of or just before big tournaments, we’re certain this could already set some doubt into the players given the recent announcement that Fortnite would allow what they deem as ample time for players to test items before events.
“we want to provide reasonable time for you to adjust strategies following large gameplay impacting changes, for example prior to official Fortnite competitions. This time window could range from a few days to a week of a release,” the January 17 COMPETITIVE FORTNITE STATE OF DEVELOPMENT – PART 1 stated.
You can find the full post from Epic regarding the $500,000 Secret Skirmish here or below:
COMPETITIVE FORTNITE FANS:
Happy New Year! We’re breaking into 2019 with a special invitational competition called the Secret Skirmish. Don’t tell anyone, but we’ll be awarding $500,000 in prize money for this 2-day event. This invitational will include top players from each Open Fortnite competition held so far.
Rumor has it that the event will be held in a classified, undisclosed testing facility on February 14th and 15th. Each match will be transmitted to our official channels. You can expect the same high-powered matches as TwitchCon and PAX, but also expect us to explore additional… operations… during the two days of competition. Keep a close eye on upcoming announcements as we uncover more details for this event.
This event will covertly be used to better prepare our broadcast team for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup later this year. We’re incredibly excited to share more details soon on how you can participate in the Fortnite World Cup.