For the second year in a row, the Fortnite Summer Smash tournament will be held during the 2020 Australian Open on February 1-2. The tournament will be divided into two phases:
- Charity Pro-Am Duo on Saturday, with a $100,000 cash prize.
- A $400,000 Competitive Solos on Sunday.
Players from around the world will be invited to participate in the event. The tournament will take place a few hours before the Grand Slam final. At this time, the distribution of the prize pool and the games' format haven't been communicated.
A few facts about the event
- More than 1,500 Fortnite gamers from around Australia registered within 10 minutes for the chance to take part in qualifying for the competition.
- The top 20 from each heat will earn a place in the finals.
- 50 pro Fortnite gamers and 50 celebrities from Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, Japan, Korea and the United States took part in the Pro-Am charity event.
- The event generated 11.3 million YouTube views as well as more than 100,000 consecutive views across all streamed channels.
We'll keep you informed as soon as we have more information about the tournament.
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