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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.twitch.tv

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.