Epic has announced one of their first esports related series for Fortnite: The Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series.

Over the next 8 weeks, there will be $8 million total on the line for the competition. The action begins this Saturday with a $250,000 Duos Competition.

We are excited to announce that this summer Epic Games will host the Summer Skirmish series. We’re kicking off an 8-week series of competitions where we’ll be awarding $8,000,000 in prize money. The events start this weekend with a $250,000 Duos competition.  Participants will be made up of community creators and Fortnite players who have demonstrated their competitive prowess. The format and competitors may change from week-to-week, so stay on your toes!