Fortnite’s first tournament of 2019 is the Secret Skirmish invitational

Fortnite’s first competitive event of the year will be called the Secret Skirmish, and Epic is already letting the event live up to its name. The developer’s post announcing the tournament is sparse on details, but does give us a bit of an idea on what we can expect.

The tournament will include two days of competition, as players compete for their portion of the $500,000 prize pool. The competitors themselves will be made up of players from the community that Epic has invited, including professional players and competitive streamers. It will also include players who performed particularly well during previous events and other Open Fortnitecompetitions.

The event will take place at an “undisclosed testing facility” on Feb. 14-15. The good news is that, no matter where the players are and the game is hosted, everyone will be able to watch on Fortnite’s Twitch channel, just like with previous tournaments.

The announcement also mentions that players can expect Epic to “explore additional … operations … during the two days of competition.” There’s no real sign of what that means just yet, but Epic is sure to release more information as the tournament gets closer — unless they’re going to keep leaning hard into the “secret” part of the event.


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.

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