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

Some of Fortnite’s best players will be competing in February

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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 Fortnite competitions.

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.

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