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Epic Games 8-week Summer Skirmish event reached week 3 on Friday and introduced a whole new set of competition.
And of course there was plenty of money.
The 20 best duo took all home money, ranging from $ 60,000 to $ 6,000. Here is a look at breakthroughs for the best teams, via Epic Games:
- First place: $ 60,000 (NRG Zayt and SKT Saf, 1
- Other place: $ 48,000 (iHesi TTV and Ghost Bizzle, 14 points ) 19659007] Third place: $ 40,000 (LiquidChap and Liquid72hrs, 10 points)
- Fourth place: $ 36,000 (Ghost Dmo and SKT Ghoul, 10 points)
- Fifth place: $ 32,000 (Liquid POACH and FaZe Tennp0, 8 points)
] In addition, the team that registers most in a match receives a $ 6,500 bonus.
This week's format contained a run of 13 points. Duos managed to pick up two points to throw five-plus eliminations and four points to win a match.
While each team had the eyes on the top prize that entered the tournament, strategies could have changed as the matches continued and the positions took shape. Instead of trying to make a big splash by going for the win, some teams may have been more likely to prioritize eliminations to try to throw their score and money that way.
The Duo of Heart and Twitch Snood Jumped to Early Leadership with Victory Royale in First Match:
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Game 1 of #SummerSkirmish Week 3 ends in a 1v1 with @SnoodFN & amp; @heyyimHEART takes Victory Royale! https://t.co/P0ehdpOuSl
LiquidChap and Liquid72hrs would soon take control of the tournament, but by winning victories in Matches 3 and 5, he also took $ 6,500 elimination bonus in fifth match. However, they could not close the competition and iHesi TTV-Ghost Bizzle duo increased the top class and found only one point from being crowned champs.
They also struggle to complete the tournament. As a result, Week 3 went distance and needed all 10 games to decide things. A handful of teams got the chance to claim victory into the final match and it came down to the shrinking final circle.
Finally, NRG Zayt and SKT Saf came from behind and retreated with Royale Flush (win plus elimination bonus).
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And the victories in week 3 #SummerSkirmish day one is … @zayt and @safarooni!
Congratulations on this amazing duo, and be sure to set tomorrow at 13:00 GMT for more duo action. https://t.co/kgNuNZXa1lSaf @safarooni
LETS GOOOOOO !!!!
NRG Zayt and SKT Saf were overlooked for most of the tournament because they were buried on the top of the board – partly due to factors that were not in their control:
They did not get their first win for the seventh game but they set up the hill in a hurry with two wins in the last four matches and with the help of the elimination bonus.
It was an incredible day at Fortnite and fans will not have to wait too long for more action. Saturday's event starts at 1 ET.