Week two of Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish was a solo battle between some of the best players in the world. The rules of the tournament were relatively simple this week. The players were to compete in 10 solo games where the contestant with most kills after their matches was the winner. Each player got 1 point for a kill and 5 points if they won the Victory Royal during the match. Whoever had the most points at the end of the games won $50,000. There was also a $10,000 bonus for every 20 kill game the players had. Here is a breakdown on all of the prize money awarded.
There were a lot of great pro players that finished in the top 20 placements. The winner was ultimately a player that goes by idropz_bodies. There was however some controversy with him as the winner. He had several 20 kill games during his matches which allowed him to rack up around $100,000 in prize money. He was accused by several streamers to be using a key board and mouse on the PS4 console. This would be considered cheating by most because players with controllers on PS4 can not build as fast as key board and mouse players. After investigation and review of his games idropz_bodies was cleared on the accusations and was awarded his prize money. Here is a list of all of the other players that finished in the prize money pool.
After the contest was over Epic Games released this statement about the cheating accusations toward idropz_bodies.
“There is no evidence that would suggest to us that idropz_bodies played the competition using a mouse and keyboard. Furthermore, we do not restrict input device for players on our platforms in an effort to promote accessibility for our entire audience.”
Epic Games hasn’t released any more news on what’s to come for the next week of their Summer Skirmish but it seems they are trying out different game modes each week to figure out what will work best for Fortnite esports.