Epic Games have finally unveiled full details and lineup for the E3 Pro-Am celebrity Fortnite Battle Royale tournament, featuring big names from the world of gaming, sports and music.
The tournament is set for June 12th, and will feature 50 celebrities and 50 'pros' according to the official announcement. It will be Epic Games' first developer supported event.
Popular names in the Fortnite community including Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and TSM's Ali "Myth" Kabbani are set to take part, and will be teaming up with celebrity musical artists and NBA athletes.
You can read the full announcement from Epic Games below.
The Fortnite community has reached new heights in 2018 and it’s because of you, the fans. All of our players, partners and friends have helped make Fortnite so awesome this year… it’s time to celebrate!
Where are we dropping?
Downtown Los Angeles! The Battle Bus is en-route to E3 2018 and the whole squad is coming. Join us at the Fortnite booth 2723 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center, or tune-in to the 100-player Pro-Am featuring your favorite Fortnite pros and celebrities.
FORTNITE CELEBRITY PRO-AM
50 pros and 50 celebrities pair up to earn the ultimate Victory Royale -- $3,000,000 in charity prize money that they will donate to their charity of choice. (This prize money is not included in the $100,000,000 planned for Fortnite Esports. Read the Esports announcement here)
NINJA x MARSHMELLO
MYTH x PAUL GEORGE
POKIMANE x DESIIGNER
MARKIPLIER x JOEL MCHALE
GOTAGA x DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON
...and many more live on the big stage! We're announcing more duo pairs over the next couple weeks leading into E3. Many will Take the L, one team will Rocket Ride to Victory.
This epic showdown will be streamed live starting at 3:30 PM PST on Tuesday, June 12th. Tune-in for a chance to win exclusive swag, just like the pros:
Tickets for the event will be available for purchase via an email link sent to players for $10 located in the LA area. These email invites will be sent in waves until all 3,000 tickets have been sold. If you are lucky enough to snag a ticket, you’ll not only get to watch the Pro-Am live, but you’ll also get an exclusive swag bag and some free bites to eat straight from the Durrr Burger!
FORTNITE PARTY ROYALE
As a thank you to Fortnite fans, players and partners, on the evening of June 12 we’re hosting a celebration: Party Royale.
The party will be invite-only... BUT anyone can come by the official Fortnite booth 2723 on the LA Convention Center showfloor for a chance to win or receive a ticket! Winners must be 18 or older to attend the party. NOTE: Tickets to the Pro-Am are separate from tickets to Party Royale. These are two separate events with separate invites.
FORTNITE E3 BOOTH
Find us on the E3 showfloor in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center at booth #2723 from June 12 - 14. Get hands-on with Fortnite on your favorite platform, win exclusive prizes, and pickup some free snacks along the way. Bring the whole squad, there’s something for everyone. The circle is closing… see you in LA!