Ninja and Marshmello Win the $3M Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament - Recap, Final Placements, VOD Rebroadcast, and More! - Dexerto

Ninja and Marshmello Win the $3M Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament – Recap, Final Placements, VOD Rebroadcast, and More!

Published: 13/Jun/2018 1:55 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and EDM producer and DJ Christopher ‘Marshmello’ Comstock have won the first ever Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament on June 12th.

With the victory, the pair got their very own majestic Golden Pickaxe trophy and, more importantly, secured the $1,000,000 grand prize for a charity of their choice.

After two warm-up matches were played, everyone’s attention and focus turned to the third and final match, where $3 million in charity prizes were on the line.

Entering the final stages of the match, Ninja and Marshmello were both alive and had an advantage of their two remaining opponents – popular streamers Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and ‘KittyPlays’ – both of whom were on their own.

Although he managed to eliminated Kitty, CouRage’s 7 health and low position had him at an insurmountable disadvantage, and the winning pair took care of business to clinch the victory.

Prior to the third and final match, two matches were also played as a chance for all the players to warm up individually and together with their teammates.

The first match was in Solo mode and pitted all 100 participants against each other. Popular YouTuber ‘NoahJ456’ defeated Team Solary pro Fortnite player ‘Kinstaar’ in an epic 1v1 gunfight to claim the victory.

The second warm-up match was in the Duos Mode and featured everyone playing with their assigned teammate as each of the 50 duos looked to build chemistry ahead of the final match.

This time Kinstaar was able to clutch out the victory as he and his partner – UFC fighter and OpTic Gaming member Sean O’Malley – were able to overtake Ninja to gut out a hard-earned win.

The 2v2 Fortnite Pro-Am teamed up 50 of the biggest names in the Fortnite gaming community with 50 well-known celebrities who enjoy playing the game, including a variety of musicians, rappers, athletes and more.

Aside from the Golden Pickaxe trophy, the tournament also had whopping $3 million prize pool, all of which will go towards various charities of the players’ choices.

The event’s casting crew was also very much star-studded, featuring longtime esports commentator and host Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez, popular YouTubers Justine ‘ijustine’ Ezarik and Kassie ‘Gloom,’ and well-known Twitch streamer Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo.

Here are the final top-10 placements for the money match of the Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament, along with a breakdown of the awarded prize pool.

Here is the full VOD rebroadcast of the competition as it was streamed live on the official Fortnite Twitch channel

Watch Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am | #FortniteProAm | June 12, 3:30PM PT from Fortnite on


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


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.