Thankfully, Epic still has seven more weeks to help make the tournament work. The combination of these factors created a broadcast that relied on highlighting community members that are streaming their point of view for the event. Which team are you rooting for? The good news for Epic, and for viewers, is that it has a few more shots at the Summer Skirmish to figure out how to make things work. Professional Fortnite should really be a little like golf. The one-life survival dynamic creates tough real-time decisions for competitors. This was not a great look for the event, and with a million dollars in prizes this weekend, it seems like there needs to be better oversight to prevent things like cheating, feeding and all other manner of potential trickery, regardless of whatever happens with this particular situation.
But, there are a few other improvements that can help Epic turn around its first official Fortnite tournament. What were the results from Week 3 of the Summer Skirmish? Pre-order my new sci-fi novel , and read my first series, , which is also on. It's a race to see who can bag the most points first. These players are the best in the world and taking down four of them in one game is at least as impressive as somehow managing to luck your way into first place. We also think that this work will improve server performance for other intense modes like 50v50.
Perhaps most unforgivable, on the technical side, was the debilitating lag that every player experienced. I am hesitant about all this, as this could either be A foul play or B a solid player who put on the performance of his life and is now being witch hunted. But Saturday's tournament left more questions than answers for Epic and its players, including where the prize pool is going and what the game developer can do to shore up its online tournaments for the rest of the series. These will be open to the first players to register on site each day. What are the teams for Summer Skirmish? This is going to be controversial to say the least. Rather than trying to show us the position of each and every team, why not try to give us a detailed look at what the southeast corner of the zone looks like? Epic is also teasing the start of its next season with a number of mysterious events, including an in-game and temporal rifts, across Europe, and a hamburger mascot in the desert.
Here's the ruleset: The first players to reach 8 or more points by the end of the competition wins. While we often run tests to learn how the servers will perform, having significant prizes on the line changed gameplay behavior significantly. Chap and 72hrs showcased their potential by winning the first game in Week 1 and being among the last teams alive in the second game. Building Meta Week 1 also illustrated some of the difficult player vs. Tell us in the comments section! At the start of last week, Epic Games announced a major new step for Fortnite's competitive scene with the reveal of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish. This was not the Fortnite Pro-Am.
If no team could win twice and every match resulted in a unique winner, the team with the most kills would take home the top prize. We are curious to see how more elimination heavy incentives influence play, though we want to retain the core values and play experiences that everyone else can relate to in-game. Competitors generally need to expend a lot of resources ammo, health, materials when attempting to eliminate their opponents. They did investigate, and the fan theories appear to have been proved false. This includes the number of players still alive in the later circles, the number of players that stayed connected to spectate until the end, and the amount of dense building that occured late in the matches.
A full week of practice should limit the impact of that change in Friday's matches, though. At the Fortnite Pro-Am event we unveiled our Spectator feature, which is not currently available on the live environment. What do you think of the new rules format? See the longer update below. Since there will be a new format for each installment of the Summer Skirmish, they most likely would have let the tournament go on as planned while admitting the first to two wins is not ideal. Here are the standings from Week 7's two groups which we've separated by all days of play. Even with a less exciting format and massive server issues, the tournament was far and away the most watched thing on Twitch of the day, the viewership far outdoing Riot Games' European and North American League Championship Series and Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch League, which is currently in its playoff stage.
Everything made this look on paper like it would be a strong follow-up to the Fortnite Pro-Am live event Epic Games put on in June at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. You can find a complete list of competitors in this opening weekend by visiting the and scrolling down. There is a serious amount of money on the line and Epic has to be extremely careful how they handle this. Much like the Fortnite Pro-Am at E3, participants in the Summer Skirmish were playing against each other in the same lobby. Neither does a lack of actual gameplay.
The top 32 players at the end of each Heat will move on the the Stage Two Nightly Qualifier for that same date. Each engagement against similarly skilled opponents presents a risk assessment scenario that is typically not apparent for those competitors or viewers when observed in public matches. Fortnite steps into the esports arena today with its first official event since the. Like last week, you could watch one official Epic stream, or you could follow along with streamers of your choice on their personal streams. Instead, the best way to watch was probably just to pick a streamer or two and follow them for the duration of their games. Here are the standings from Week 6, along with the total sums of prize money that was won once things came to a close. Players spent most of each game playing as safely as possible.