Fortnite Million Dollar Summer Skirmish Week 5: Stream, Power Rankings, and Schedule

King Pin duos featuring Ninja, TFUE, Myth and more.

Week five of the Summer Skirmish brings back duo competition. This time, the format is actually really interesting and could lead to some high kill games. Before we discuss how it could actually play out, here is the rule list from Epic Games.

The team with the most points at the end of eight matches wins. Eliminations earn players points towards placement at the end of the event. Earning a Victory Royale will provide a team with a 3x Elimination bonus in the next match.

Elimination: +1 Point
Victory Royale: 3x Elimination Bonus Next Match
7+ Eliminations: 2x Elimination Bonus Next Match

Epic Games

At first glance this leads me to believe that the play is to try and get as many kills as possible each game and don’t worry about the Victory Royale bonus, for most teams. Just try and rack up as many points as possible each game instead of banking on that Victory Royale or 7X elimination bonus. Just bank on three or four points each game and play the long game.

The other play, which most competitive teams will probably take, is playing it slow for those bonus points then trying to increase aggressiveness as a result.

The NA tournament will start on Friday August 10th, 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET and the EU tournament will begin on Saturday, August 11th, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. These will be live streamed on their official Twitch channel, but the individual streamers will be showing off their game play as well on their respective channels.

First place will grab $75,000, second place will take home $60,000, and the money keeps flowing all the way down to 20th place with $7,500.


Power Rankings

  1. Liquid Poach and NotVivid: Poach and Vivid are almost certain to finish top five. Vivid coming off first place last week, and Poach finished in second right behind him. So safe to say they’ve made their money and now are just looking to duo up for some ridiculous gameplay.

  2. Ghost SAF and Ghost Ghoul: The Ghost guys have all been out of their mind in competitive scrims. They’re first in squad scrim competitions I believe, and in duo competitions have been playing incredibly well as well.

  3. Liquid 72HRS and Liquid Chap: Team Liquid is the best squad in my opinion right now, so anytime there’s two of them playing together I’m all in.

  4. FaZe TFUE and FaZe Cloak: TFUE and Cloak had a pretty decent week of scrims and should be ready for this week’s tourney. They’ll be looking for a bit of redemption after coming so close multiple times in the duo competition a few weeks ago.

  5. TSM_Myth and TSM_Hamlinz: Myth and Hamz had better scrims this week. They seemed to keep feeling more comfortable together in their rotations and battles. Of all the top squads they really need to place well otherwise it feels like a change could be coming from the TSM duo lineups.

  6. Ninja and Reverse2K_TTV: I had to extend this list to six to talk about Ninja in the pro scrims this week. The dude was killing it. I always thought that if Ninja ever entered the scrim lobbies he would be destroyed, but he actually held his own and really proved not to just be a pub-stomper at Fortnite. I’m excited to see him play with Reverse who has already proven himself in the Summer Skirmish.

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