PAX West 2018 Summer Skirmish Details

By The Fortnite Team

Howdy PAX West Summer Skirmishers!

Here are the details for the $1,500,000 competition happening at PAX West very soon.


The final Summer Skirmish competition will be a 3-Stage Solo event held Friday to Monday. At each Stage, players will earn points based on the following scoring system:

Victory Royale: +3 Points

2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points

4th-10th Place: +1 Point

3-4 Eliminations: +1 Point*

5-6 Eliminations: +2 Points*

7+ Eliminations: +3 Points*

*These points can only be earned once per match. For example, 10 eliminations would only earn you +3 points and any additional eliminations will not add points to your score.

We’re kicking things off with three Stage one heats every day, running Friday to Sunday. These will be open to the first players to register on site each day. Each heat will play a mini-series of two matches to determine placements. The top 32 players at the end of each Heat will move on the the Stage Two Nightly Qualifier for that same date.

Each evening, the Stage Two: Nightly Qualifiers will begin for all the players who advanced from that day’s Heats. The top 33 players at the end of the Nightly Qualifier will advance to Monday’s Stage Three Grand Finals.

During the Grand Finals, all players who qualified during each evening’s Nightly Qualifiers will come together in a series of matches. By the end of the six match brawl, the ultimate victor of the PAX Summer Skirmish will be Royale-ly crowned!


At the conclusion of the PAX Summer Skirmish, the top players will be rewarded based on the following prize table:





























Additionally, Epic Games will be awarding a bonus of $25,000 to any player that achieves a Victory Royale during Stage Three!

How to Play

Registration each day is a first-come-first-serve basis beginning at 8:00AM PDT at PAX Lot 73 on 8th and Pine. Interested players must complete the following challenges in order to register:

  • Have a valid ID and PAX Badge for the day. (You may not sign up squad mates)

  • Be 16 or older at the time of the event.

  • Agree to the Summer Skirmish Event Rules and Code of Conduct..

  • Pick an available heat that you can attend for that day.

  • Use the on-site peripherals (mice/keyboard/controllers) provided.

It’s also important to note that registration must be done separately each day if you would like multiple chances to make the Nightly Qualifiers.

The Inventory

The competition will play out on dedicated, high-end PC machines. Peripherals that will be available for all participants during this event are as follows:

  • Logitech G502 mice

  • Logitech G-Pro keyboards

  • Standard Xbox One and PS4 controllers (as an exception, players may bring their own officially supported Xbox One or PS4 controllers)

  • Astro A40 headsets

  • Alienware AW2518H monitors (1920x1080 resolution locked)

Again, please note that you must use the provided peripherals.

We look forward to watching Fortnite fans clash in the battle ahead. See you in Seattle!