After numerous upsets and turns, Secret_Domentos won the second day of the Hold the Throne Fortnite Summer skirmish. Despite a strong showing from players such as SUP Refl7ction, who also placed fourth in last week’s tournament, and Gentside TheVic, Domentos’ double Flush Royales gave him a dominant lead. In fact, TheVic seemed to be an early favorite to win. After only four matches, TheVic had a four-point lead over second place player Boyerxd. At this point, Gentside TheVic only needed another point to win, but he fell short. Secret_Domentos came in strong afterward, earning points through three Victory Royales as well as with high elimination matches.
As with yesterday’s matches, hosts Zeke “ZekimusPrime” and Nick “NickMercs” Kolcheff commentated the action. The majority of today’s contestants were based in Europe and other Western nations, resulting in many fresh plays and unique perspectives. As NickMercs mentioned during the stream, many fans are not familiar with these streamers, as media attention often focuses on high-profile streamers such as Ninja and Tfue. That being said, fan favorites such as Dark and Kinstar also put on a good show.
The final standings for Week 4, Day 2 of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish were as follows:
- Gentside TheVic
- RWL7 Proximastar
- Twitch Beehive
- VP Jamside
- Lunary Airwaks
- Oblivion FFNTV
- SUP Refl7ction
Minor tweaks since yesterday’s Summer Skirmish
A few quality-of-life improvements were made for today’s stream. As with other weeks of the Summer Skirmish, this week’s tournament format, Hold the Throne, was new. Because of the constantly-changing rulesets for this tournament, many fans felt confusion regarding who held the “floating” throne. Fortunately, for today’s stream, there was an overlay of a crowned toilet. This helped audiences know at all times which player had the most amount of eliminations and the extra point. This was not the case during yesterday’s competition, as there were moments where even the hosts were unsure of who actually held the floating crown.
Furthermore, the criteria for a tie-breaker were more clearly explained today. Even though the tournament didn’t reach this point, naturally, it’s helpful for viewers when everyone knows the rules of a tournament.
Recap: Hold the Throne Rules and Prizes
In case you’re just tuning in, this week’s skirmish variant is dubbed “Hold the Throne.” For this challenge, the first player to score eight or more points wins. Each Victory Royale earns a player two points, while second and third place are each worth one point. Meanwhile, any player who achieves at least four eliminations in a match earns an additional point.
- Victory Royale: +2 Points
- 2nd and 3rd Place: +1 Point
- 4 or more Eliminations: +1 Point
- Hold the Throne (Most Eliminations in a Single Match): +1 Point, $50,000
The last item, Hold the Throne, is actually a “floating point.” What this means is that the player with the highest amount of total eliminations holds that point, but they lose it once another player surpasses their elimination count.
The end of Hold the Throne, but the midpoint of the tournament
The Hold the Throne tournament is now over, but there are still four weeks left for the Summer Skirmish. If you missed yesterday’s results, be sure to check our coverage here. The ruleset for next week is still unknown, but Epic is sure to come up with some new interesting variant.
Until then, let us know your favorite moments from the Hold the Throne weekend. How did this variant compare to other weeks? Did you find the NA or EU bracket to be more interesting to watch? Let us know your thoughts and we’ll see you next week!