Asian and Oceanic Fortnite video game players to get special event and items this weekend

Brad Stephenson

Fortnite Summer Smash Cup

A major official Fortnite esports competition is happening in Australia this weekend as part of the Australian Open.

Named the Australian Open Summer Smash, this event will see a variety of Fortnite players competing for charity prize pools of AU$100,000 in Trios Pro-Am matches on Saturday and AU$400,000 in Solo matches on the Sunday.

The entire event will be streamed on the Australian Open Twitch Channel and viewers who have linked their Twitch and Epic Games (Fortnite) accounts will be able to get special Twitch drops during each stream.

Gamers in the OCE and Asia server regions with a Fortnite level over 15 will also be able to play an in-game Summer Smash Cup on both days with the top players being rewarded with several items.

Here’s the tier players need to be in to get each item:

  • Top 10% earns the Komplex outfit (see above image).
  • Top 25% earns the Street Shine pickaxe.
  • Top 50% earns the Paint Splash wrap.

All participants will receive three Australian-themed spray designs featuring Shaka, Rose, and Quokka designs.

It’s been an incredibly active start to 2020 for the Fortnite video game. A few weeks ago, the game’s Icon Series of in-game items launched with a special skin inspired by Ninja with further streamer-inspired items being added several days later. Details on Chapter 2’s second season were also revealed in addition to a launch window for the upgrade to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system.

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