Epic Games Officially Reveals Fortnite’s In-Game Tournaments

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This in-game tournament system was leaked this weekend. It will be followed by a duo tournament, and then a squad competition. In the future, earning a pin may advance you to the next round of a tournament or qualify you to win prizes.

Another new feature added - which is flawless for those with a competitive edge - is the new Tournament events added into the game! Players will be awarded points based on how long they survive, and how many players they eliminate during each battle royale. There will be a target score for players to work toward, and anyone who successfully reaches that mark will earn a shiny pin.

Tournaments can be found inside of the new "Events" tab available in game.

Epic Games will not be separating payers across different platforms, meaning players armed with controllers will be pitted against players with keyboards and mice. By playing well, competitors will be matched with others close to their ability level.

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Epic says you can smash opposing players into the air by smashing into them, and that you can also boost off ramps or cliffs "to catch sick air", should that be your cup of tea. This will be the first time Fortnite players get in-game tournaments for multiple playlists. Epic invited 500 "Fortnite" players to compete in the event, dividing them into five different teams for the six-week skirmish season.

Players will battle against opponents who have a similar amount of points in the standings for that specific event. The first will be an open duos competition with a prize pool of more than $1.1 million split between the top 50 teams; the winning team will receive $400,000.

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