This week’s format for the Summer Skirmish event was completely changed from the last week’s “Double Victory” format. The format for this week is called the “High Score” format. Around 100 players were invited to the tournament and apart from that, a few players who topped the charts in the Solo Showdown LTM event were also qualified to play this event. The player with the most points after 10 public solo matches is named as the winner. Players could earn points through three different ways listed below:
- Eliminations: +1 point each
- Victory Royale: +5 points
- 20 or more Eliminations in one game: +10 bonus points and $10,000
Since these were public matches, most of the players were playing without too much caution, unlike how they played in Week 1. The prizepool of $400,000 + $10,000 for 20+ kills, was given to the top 20 players and divided as follows:
11th – 15th: $10,000
16th – 20th: $6,000
Apart from this, the player with the most eliminations (in one game) would get $50,000.
As mentioned by one of the casters at the beginning of the tournament, Epic was not happy with how the players decided to play in Week 1. Everyone was playing too cautiously and tried to camp for the entire game as they didn’t want to take any risks. Apparently, they are coming up with solutions to resolve this issue and make the game more interesting, and they will be back to hosting private lobbies for Week 3.
After 6 hours of intense action, the event finally ended with player iDropz_Bodies getting first place. He also won the bonus $50,000 by getting 24 eliminations in one single game. He was one of the players who qualified through the Showdown LTM event. Here’s the standings for the tournament:
This time around, Epic seemed to have learned from their mistakes from Week 1 and came out with a lot of improvements. They had a proper team working on what was being shown on the stream and they were communicating properly with the casters. The broadcast team were showing many replays and intense moments live instead of forcing the viewers to watch players that were just camping. They decided to get rid of all the casters from the previous event. For week 2, the casters were TSM_Hamlinz and Zeke and it goes without saying how much better the casting was this time, compared to the last time.
The Summer Skirmish isn’t completely finished, as there is going to be another round today, with the same prize-pool but with completely different players. More information on today’s event can be found here. The event starts at 10:30 PM IST, don’t forget to tune in. You can watch it live on Fortnite’s Twitch channel or their YouTube channel.