The arrival of June 12th meant only one thing for the vast Fortnite gaming community – the Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament at E3 2018.
With the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA all decked out in intricate Fortnite themed decorations, thousands tuned in to watch the biggest gaming event in the history of Fortnite.
The competition features 50 of the biggest names in the gaming community paired with 50 well-known celebrities who enjoy playing the popular Battle Royale game, including a variety of musicians, athletes, and more.
In addition to a majestic Golden Pickaxe trophy, there was also a $3 million prize pool, all of which will be going to numerous charities.
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Before the competition started, three of the participating content creators were asked how they envision the tournament playing out.
Popular YouTuber Lachlan ‘Lachlan’ Ross Power predicted that he would perform well, but did not pick himself to win.
“I’m probably going to come, well I’m aiming for like 25-30th, you know? Be humble. As far as who’s going to win, probably King Richard or Ninja.”
Australian Youtuber Elliott ‘MrMuselk’ Watkins had high expectations for himself coming into the event.
“I reckon today I’m going in for a solid second place by hiding in a bush. Ultimately, not going to be able to get the final win, but I’m going to settle for second and maybe steal the trophy later.
Popular content creator Vikram ‘Vikkstar123’ Singh Barn was very hopeful that his Fortnite abilities would get him to the top.
“Hopefully I’m going to be picking up the Golden Pickaxe!”
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 12, 2018