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Fortnite to Feature at PAX West 2018 With $1.5 Million Open Tournament and More

Published: 20/Aug/2018 14:52 Updated: 20/Aug/2018 14:53

by Ross Deason

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Epic Games has announced that Fortnite will feature at PAX West 2018 with a $1.5 million tournament and much more.

In an announcement on August 20 the Fortnite team stated “We’re landing at PAX West 2018 on Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3 and we’re bringing plenty of fun activities for solos and squads.”

The statement goes on to say that fans can “find us outside at 8th and Pine and inside the Washington State convention center on the 1st floor “Yakima” or tune-in to the conclusion of the Summer Skirmish tournament series, live at PAX West!”.

The Summer Skirmish tournament series will conclude at the Seattle-based event with a $1.5 million competition that is open to PAX West attendees, with registration for the event being held on site each day, starting at 08:00 local time at PAX Lot 73 on 8th and Pine.

The first three days will begin with three rounds of qualifiers which will be followed by final qualifiers each night. The final qualifiers will be broadcast “across all Fortnite channels” from 18:00 – 21:00 and the top 33 winners from each evening will “battle for Victory Royale in the PAX West Final matches held on Monday, September 3.

All of the September 3 matches will be streamed on the official Fortnite channels from 11:00 and end at 15:00 local time, with more information on the format and prizing to follow soon.

You can follow the action live at the following links:

Another Fortnite feature at PAX West will be “Lazy Links Live”, the description for which is as follows:

“Grab your squad, all kinds of fun Fortnite activities await you at PAX West. Complete the 9-hole Lazy Links mini-golf course located at the “Yakima” conference center to get an exclusive set of four Pinny Arcade Fortnite pins!”

There will also be live tournament viewing at 8th and Pine where Epic Games will be setting up a specific area with food trucks and a merchandise store with “exclusive Fortnite swag”.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.