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Published: 11/Jul/2018 19:52 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06by Albert Petrosyan
The field of participants is coming to shape for the first event of Fortnite’s newly announced ‘Summer Skirmish’ competitive series.
Although Epic Games have not yet released an official list of those who will be competing in the $250,000 Duos tournament, many have taken to social media to confirm their invitation.
As expected, the first event will feature a mix of community content creators and professional players, or “players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess.”
While some have already named who they will be partnering up with, others have not yet decided who their duo will be.
There are also several notable omissions, as some big names have tweeted out that they had not received an invitation for the first tournament.
However, this was also to be expected, as Epic confirmed that the format and competitors may change from week-to-week.
Here are some of the players who have confirmed that they will be playing in the first event. This article will be updated as more are announced.
OpTic Gaming content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and OpTic pro ‘BaldyKun’
Super excited to announce I'm playing in this week's $250,000 Fortnite Summer Skirmish with @BaldyKun!
Love playing in these intense tournament environments. Hope to make you guys proud 🙂
— OpTic CouRage (@CouRageJD) July 11, 2018
Twitch Streamer ‘Valkyrae’
I was invited to play in this! But I need a duo.. specifically somebody who is okay with losing and can carry LOL tag a streamer that should be in this that is not or if you’re a friend that is interested please say so! https://t.co/986o3ERhTM
— Valkyrae (@Valkyrae) July 11, 2018
YouTubers ‘Typical Gamer’ and ‘Thiefs’
— Typical Gamer (@TypicalGamer) July 11, 2018
— Thief (@Thiefs) July 11, 2018
Luminosity Gaming streamer and pro player ‘SypherPK’
$8,000,000 in 8 Weeks.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 11, 2018
— Tyler (@I_AM_WILDCAT) July 11, 2018
Streamer ‘KittyPlays’ and FaZe Clan pro player ‘Tfue’
— KittyPlays (@KittyPlays) July 11, 2018
100 Thieves streamer ‘NICKMERCS’
— 100T Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) July 11, 2018
Team Liquid pro players ‘Chaps’ and ’72hrs’
@72hrsTV and I will be competing this Saturday GL to all!
— Chap (@LiquidChap) July 11, 2018
Guess who's finally in an official Fortnite Tournament, hosted by Epic Games!
So pumped for this!! https://t.co/EFoRane8E2
— Nick Eh 30 (@NickEh30) July 11, 2018
100 Thieves YouTuber ‘NoahJ456’
Literally cannot wait for this Saturday.
— NoahJ456 (@NoahJ456) July 11, 2018
Unfortunately, there were some big names that were left out. Here are some of the well-known content creators and pro players that have not received an invite.
100 Thieves CEO and YouTuber ‘Nadeshot’
Me watching on Saturday pic.twitter.com/KMSWcK78ol
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) July 11, 2018
FaZe pro team captain ‘Cloak’
Looking forward to this! Excited if me and @TTfue ever get invited for a week to demonstrate our competitive prowess to the community! Good luck to everyone competing!
— FaZe Cloak (@cloakzy) July 11, 2018
assuming my invite was lost in the mail
— Marcel (@BasicallyIDoWrk) July 11, 2018
Team SoloMid pro team captain ‘Myth’ (although this makes it unclear if he got an invite or not)
gimmie gimmie https://t.co/rrdB1blWxG
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) July 11, 2018
100 Thieves pro player and content creator ‘SirDimetrious’
This tournament seems to be very streamer-focused. Hopefully something will be announced soon that is more competition driven https://t.co/xchnkwBsfs
— 100T SirD (@SirDimetrious) July 11, 2018