Fortnite players who want to test their mettle against some of the biggest names in the game now have an opportunity to prove their worth and collect a cash prize in the process. The folks over at streaming service Twitch have announced a new Twitch Rivals tournament featuring Epic Games' hit battle royale sensation Fortnite, and players will be competing for a piece of a $2 million dollar prize pool. Keep reading to learn all the essential information about the Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournament including dates, times, prizes, and notable contestants.
What is the Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish?
The Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish is the latest Twitch Rivals event, which brings together some of the top competitors across all walks of the gaming and streaming spectrum. The competitions are arranged as part of Epic Games' larger Fortnite Summer Skirmish series, the likes of which sees 49 different teams across North America and Europe competing for individual $260,000 prizes. The Twitch Rivals crossover is only running for the next two weekends, the likes of which will count for weeks 6 and 7 of Epic's Fortnite Summer Skirmish.
Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish dates and times
The latest Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournament is slated to run between August 17-18 as well as August 24-25. The action kicks off for North American players at 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EDT) and for European players at 9 a.m. PDT (12 noon EDT). Two events will be held each day, meaning the tournament should run across eight events total.
Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish guest appearances and live streams
Several high-profile Fortnite players and streamers are slated to participate in the Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish, with teams including the likes of Ninja and Cloakzy, NICKMERCS and SypherPK, Gotaga and Mickalow, and LPMassive and Thaaissa_.
Twitch fans and Fortnite players who want to tune into the action can do so at the Twitch pages for their favorite streamers, or by heading over to the Twitch Rivals Twitch page. There's also more information to be found by heading over to the Epic Games Fortnite Summer Skirmish website.
Shacknews will be paying close attention to the Twitch Rivals x Fortnite Summer Skirmish, so stay tuned for further updates over the coming weekends. To catch up on the latest developments in Epic Games' breakout battle royale title, be sure to stop by our Fortnite walkthrough and guide.