$3 Million Fortnite Pro-AM Tournament Boasts Record-Breaking Viewing Numbers on Western Platforms - Dexerto

$3 Million Fortnite Pro-AM Tournament Boasts Record-Breaking Viewing Numbers on Western Platforms

Published: 13/Jun/2018 15:13 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by DG Goldstein


The $3 million Fortnite: Battle Royale Pro-AM Tournament at E3 reportedly boasted some wildly impressive viewership statistics on its way to breaking records.

Taking place at the Banc of California Stadium on Tuesday, June 12th, the Fortnite Pro-AM Tournament paired 50 streamers and content creators with 50 celebrities in the first official event for the title put on by Epic Games.

Although a $3 million prize pool was implemented for the event, all of the prize money went to different charities that were chosen by the winners, with Tyler ‘Ninja’Blevins and Marshmello coming out victorious and ensuring $1,000,000 to the organization of their choice.

With such a substantial amount of hype being generated for the event, fans and community members around the world tuned in to watch their favorite personalities and celebrities compete against one another, which led to a fantastic turnout.

It has been reported that the Fortnite Pro-AM managed to reach just under two million live viewers at its peak across platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Mixer.

The reported statistic makes the tournament the ‘most viewed competitive gaming/ esports ever through Western platforms.’

Now that Epic Games has announced the 2018-2019 Fortnite competitive season along with the 2019 ‘World Cup,’ time will only tell how successful the game can become in the esports industry.

More information on the Fortnite Pro-Am including final placements, prize pool breakdown, and much more can be found right here.


Fortnite leak reveals size of upcoming Venom skin and it’s scary

Published: 30/Oct/2020 14:43

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leak has revealed the size of the upcoming Venom skin, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty big.

Over the course of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, some of the most well-known and much loved Marvel character have been available to purchase as a skin, or have had their abilities be playable in-game.

That includes the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Groot, but there are still some characters that have been rumored, and even leaked, to be coming to the battle royale that still haven’t made an appearance. 

Venom, the adversary of Spider-Man, has been teased as a new skin given that his abilities have been seen in-game through the Marvel limited-time mode. Though, a first-look hasn’t been leaked just yet. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

Well, while leakers haven’t been able to show off the new skin just yet, they have been able to reveal just how big it’ll look in-game. 

“Venom is confirmed to be a skin and it’s supposed to be large like Brutus,” reliable leaker HYPEX tweeted on October 29. As anyone who has played the last few seasons of Fortnite knows, Brutus is one of the game’s bigger and bulky characters. 

So, it looks like Venom will be coming in his bigger than usual form – rather than fitting into a usually tiny frame like Jonesy or the other defaults. Though, some fans would also like to see a normal Eddie Brock skin, similar to how there’s also a Tony Stark skin. 

On top of the Venom confirmation, HYPEX also noted that fellow leaker intercelluar uncovered two other skins with the code names ‘PinkRaptor’ and ‘LunchBox’.

Given that Epic Games love to hide their skin behind these cryptic names, there’s no telling for sure as to what they could be, and we’ll just have to wait until a leaker manages to make them public.