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Epic Games have revealed a new event in the form of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish. The new dual-format event series will boast a $10 million prize pool and run across six weeks of competitive play with the final event taking place at TwitchCon. TwitchCon is scheduled to take place from October 26 to 28 at the San Jose Convention Center.

The first event will start next weekend and feature both competitive and entertainment play. The entertainment portion of the event will consist of games like “white-knuckle ATK races, masterful golf outings, mini-games.”

Another blog should follow over the next few days according to the announcement which will list the upcoming week’s format and teams.

In addition, “Showdown Royale” will begin in October and provide an opportunity for all players to compete and earn prizes.

You can find the full announcement from Epic Games below.

“Heya folks,

We’re kicking off our Fall Skirmish next weekend awarding $10,000,000 in prize money across a 6-week series concluding at Twitchcon, October 26-28. 

The new approach for Fall Skirmish will include both Competitive and Entertainment play formats. We’re looking to incorporate some of these new formats into our large-scale events in 2019. During Fall Skirmish, players will proudly represent themed teams and earn points based on their performances in both play formats. Each week will pose new challenges like white-knuckle ATK races, masterful golf outings, mini-games, and of course high skill competition every weekend.

Nearly 500 Fortnite community members earned cash prizes during the Summer Skirmish and we can’t wait to grow that number during Fall Skirmish. Keep an eye out for a follow-up blog next week for our week 1 format and team announcements. When we’re closer to TwitchCon we’ll drop all the details on the finale’s competitive format, as well as a way to pre-register on a first-come first-served basis, so stay tuned for more info!

You’ll have plenty of opportunities beyond Fall Skirmish to win prizes. Showdown Royale kicks off near the beginning of October which gives an in-game tournament system where our entire community will have an opportunity to compete and earn prizes in future competitive events.

GLHF!”

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