esports • Jan 18, 2019
Fortnite Secret Skirmish Announcement
TL;DR: Epic has announced a new 2-day invitational event to take place on February 14th and 15th called the Secret Skirmish. The event will have a $500,000 prize pool and is hinted to be a LAN event with more announcements coming out in the next little while.
Here's the text from the official announcement:
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.