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Ninja Remains Ambiguous About Competing in Fortnite Esports Professionally

Published: 13/Jun/2018 16:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by DG Goldstein


Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins continues to remain ambiguous about competing professionally in Fortnite: Battle Royale esports.

With $100 million in prize money pledged by Epic Games for the 2018-2019 competitive Fortnite: Battle Royale season, everyone has been attempting to get in on the action and potentially get their share of the pool.


Although Fortnite is still in its infancy when it comes to esports, Epic Games put the title on display for its first sanctioned competition during the $3 million Pro-AM Tournament at E3, which featured 50 streamers and content creators paired up with 50 celebrities.

Ninja, arguably the most popular member of the Fortnite community, ended up winning the ‘money’ match at the Pro-AM with his partner Marshmello, an EDM DJ, granting them $1,000,000 to a charity of their choosing.


Ninja and Marshmello following their Pro-AM victory

However, even at the top of the Fortnite world and as a former professional Halo player for numerous years, Ninja has remained vague in regards to whether or not he will enter the Fortnite esports world as a competitor in the future.

We managed to catch up with him following his momentous win at the Pro-AM to discuss the victory and his future, to which he remained ambiguous concerning the latter.

What does it mean to win, what does this tournament mean for Fortnite and yourself going forward? Also, based on this result and the Fortnite announcement for esports, could we see you competing again?


“This win means everything to marshmello and myself. We pride ourselves in always improving and leaving 100% in everything we do so winning 1 million for charity at the first ever ran epic games event.. its everything. As for the future of myself and esports… we will have to wait and see.”

As of writing, it is unknown if Ninja currently has any plans to compete professionally following the announcement of the 2018-2019 competitive season, and 2019 ‘World Cup.’

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


How to find Tony Stark’s secret laboratory for Fortnite Week 7 challenge

Published: 8/Oct/2020 11:15

by Matt Porter


The grind never stops for Fortnite players, with Week 7 of Season 4 officially here bringing new challenges and tasks for fans to sink their teeth into. This week, one of the most difficult asks you to discover Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory. Here’s everything you need to complete this challenge.

The Marvel theme continues in Season 4, as Earth’s mightiest heroes prepare for the inevitable attack from the evil Galactus. The supervillain is on his way to the Fortnite island, intent on altering the reality of the game forever, but our heroes are already preparing for the upcoming showdown.


These heroes have been taking over locations on the island for weeks, and while many are marked on the map to make them easy to find, some are hidden. One of these hidden areas is Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory, which players need to find for this Season 4, Week 7 challenge.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
Epic Games
Tony Stark has a named location in Season 4, but also has a secret laboratory too.

Where to find Stark’s secret Lake House lab

Seeing as it’s Stark’s secret laboratory, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it isn’t marked on the map to make this challenge easier. What makes it harder is that there are a number of lakes on the island, so finding it accidentally suddenly becomes even more difficult. The good news is that we’ve done all the detective work for you, and can confirm that the lab is located in the north-east corner of the map, close to Steamy Stacks, and on the other side of the lake from Stark Industries.

Map showing location of Stark's secret lab.
Epic Games
Map showing the location of Tony Stark’s Lake House lab.

Once you head around the lake, you need to find the Lake House, which sits just on the edge of the water, with some massive bushes around it. Don’t head inside thinking you’ll find the lab in there though, as what you’re looking for is actually outside instead.

Head to those large bushes that sit outside, and use your pickaxe to break them, which should uncover a special door that will take you into Iron Man’s secret workshop.

Fortnite character breaking metal door.
Epic Games
Players can break down the metal door to get inside.

Once you make it inside, you’ll find that there isn’t too much to look at, although there are some weapons, consumables, and ammo sitting as floor loot that you can pick up and take with you as you hunt for Victory Royales.

Inside Stark's secret Fortnite lab.
Epic Games
There are weapons and chests inside the lab.

Step-by-step guide to finding Tony Stark’s secret Lake House laboratory

  1. Head to the Stark Industries, and walk around the adjoining lake towards Steamy Stacks.
  2. Walk over to the lake house on the shore, and destroy the bushes beside it.
  3. Enter through the secret entrance to Tony Stark’s secret laboratory to complete the challenge.

Once you’re inside the lab, you should receive a notification in the top left of your screen confirming that you’ve completed the challenge, which means you can head back out and into the action.

It’s definitely worth taking on this task if you’re hoping to complete your Season 4 Battle Pass, as like the other Week 7 challenges, this offers a massive 25,000 XP boost to help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.