Looking for some quick cash? You might want to brush up on your Fortnite skills. Earlier today, Epic Games announced their "Summer Skirmish Series" An 8 week competition with an overall prize sum of $8 million. No dates have been reviled, though a Duos event worth $250,000 will be the first to kick things off in the near future.
Interested participants will have to wait just a bit longer to submit an entry form. Epic has already contacted a number of unnamed professional players and "community creators" for the opening competition. Though the company has promised a frequent rotation of "format and competitors" over the coming weeks.
Last May, Epic Games committed $100 million towards future Fortnite eSport competitions. A small investment when compared to the $300 million the game is currently making each month. With a jump to mobile devices proving fruitful and the new Nintendo Switch version pulling in millions of users, Fortnite remains the most popular game of 2018.
Though it's eSports success is still early, the game has already become a hit with viewers. This past March, it became the most uploaded game topic ever on Youtube. That same month, a collection of Spanish speaking video makers live streamed a small competition, pulling in 1.1 million viewers. And perhaps most famously, Twitch streamer Ninja's broadcast with musician Drake broke the platform's record with 628,000 concurrent viewers.