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Top Fortnite players will battle for $500,000 in the 'Secret Skirmish'

After saying yesterday that it hoped to bring more stability to Fortnite competitive tournaments in 2019, Epic Games announced today that the first big event of the year will be the Secret Skirmish, a two-day invitational event featuring the top players from each previous Open Fortnite competition doing battle for $500,000 in prize money. 

Details are light—it's secret, remember—but the word on the street is that the tourney will run February 14-15, and will be streamed to "official channels." In fact, Epic said that the event will be used to help prep its broadcast team for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup. That's the one with the $100 million prize pool, so you can imagine that Epic wants to get it right. 

"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," Epic said. More information will be announced sometime between now and the start of the tournament.

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Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.