The Fortnite Australian Open Summer Smash is almost here and Epic are celebrating with a fresh round of Twitch drops.
We are less than three days away from the Australian Open Summer Smash 2020.
This tournament will feature some of the world’s best Fortnite players who will compete for a $500K USD prize pool. Professional players Benjy “benjyfishy” Fish and Dmitri “mitr0” Van de Vrie are just two premier players who are competing this weekend. In addition to the competition, the Fortnite team is partnering up with Twitch for another round of Twitch drops.
To celebrate the 2nd year of the AO Summer Smash Featuring Fortnite, we’re having an in-game tournament!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 29, 2020
A Tweet sent out by the official Fortnite Twitter account indicated that players could earn loot in an online competition this weekend. A blog post in the news section of the Fortnite website gives information on how players can participate.
“To allow players in the closest regions to get in on the action, there will be an in-game Summer Smash Cup for OCE and Asia server regions on February 1 & 2 from 7 pm AEDT - 10 pm AEDT (UTC +11). All eligible players, as determined by the Official Rules, can play and earn rewards based on placements and eliminations in the competition…”
This in-game Summer Smash Cup includes only the Oceania and Asia regions. Although players from these two regions will be at an advantage connection-wise, players from other regions are eligible to compete. The end goal of the Summer Smash Cup is to allow competitors to earn some unique loot in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Format, Prizes and Schedule
As mentioned above, the Summer Cash Cup will occur between 7 pm to 10 pm in the AEDT time zone. For NA East players, the time conversion comes out to 3 am to 7 am on both Saturday and Sunday. The scoring system follows the same format as the Solo Cash Cups, as does the maximum of 10 matches. There are no cash prizes in the Summer Cash Cup. But as previously stated, competitors can earn a unique skin, pick-ax and weapon wrap.
The Fortnite blog post indicates that the top ten percent will earn the Komplex outfit, top 25 percent receive the Street Shine pick-ax and top 50% win a Paint Splash wrap. All participants will acquire three unique spray emotes themed to the Summer Cash Cup. Viewers will also be able to activate Twitch loot drops while watching the Australian Open Fortnite competition. The stream this weekend is at twitch.tv/ausopen, which will begin with the Pro-Am on Saturday, followed by the Solo Competition on Sunday.
Tune in this weekend to see how your favorite players perform with a $500K USD prize pool on the line.
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