RL Grime and Airwaks win $3 million Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am 2019 - Recap and final placements - Dexerto

RL Grime and Airwaks win $3 million Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am 2019 – Recap and final placements

Published: 17/Jun/2019 1:19 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 3:00

by Alan Bernal


Popular Twitch streamer Karim ‘Airwaks’ Benghalia and popular DJ RL Grime took the top honors on June 16 at the second annual Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament to wrap up an incredible 2019 Fortnite Summer Block Party.

Stars from the Twitchverse and world-renowned celebrities converged to Inglewood, California where the stage was set for an epic Pro-Am competition in the Forum.

With the victory in tow, the winning pair earned the coveted Golden Pickaxe trophy to take home along with the bulk of the $3 million prize pool for the charity of their choosing.


The first official game of the event easily went to RL Grime and Airwaks, by getting an astonished 16 eliminations total, netting them a cool 26 points to start off the event on a strong foundation.

They owned the first game, having 10 more kills than the second place team consisting of artist Dillon Francis and former FaZe pro Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore who were only about to get six total kills and 11 points in that first game.

Tyler ‘Ninja Blevins couldn’t manage to get into the top 10 in the first go around, as it was a hotly contested game with tons of players quickly being eliminated which was undoubtedly in part due to first game jitters.

Fortnite/TwitchDefending Pro-Am champion Ninja was having a rough go of things this time around.

The second game, audiences got a great sneak peak into what awaits them at the Fortnite World Cup seeing as qualified pros Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad and ‘BuckeFPS’ were locked in a vicious 1v1 to close the game.

With the final moments resulting in a back-and-forth build battle, Ayden was eventually able to pull out the Victory Royale.

Typical Gamer and Jimmy O Wang came out on top of the third game that was by far the closest of the bunch up to that point. In a frantic 1v1v1 situation in the final seconds of the game, Typical Gamer put the team on his back to pickup the massive win. 

Despite the win, however, it was RL Grime and Airways who hung onto first place heading into the final game of the event, pulling in 23 eliminations and 40 points through three games.  

The final game came down to the wire once again, with Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier and Aydan locked in a heated 1v1 as the final circle was closing in. Even though Aydan had the high-ground, it was Symfuhny that secured the crucial Victory Royale. 

Aydan losing that final 1v1 ended up being the difference, as they fell short of the tournament victory by just four points as RL Grime and Ariwaks secured the victory. 


With the win, RL Grime and Airwaks won an incredible $1,000,000 for charities of their choice. Aydan and Lost Kings didn’t go home empty-handed, however, as they nabbed $500,000 for their charities. 

The entire top 10 prize split can be viewed below: 


Fans of competitive Fortnite can look forward to the final week of the World Cup Qualifiers that are set to take place on June 20 and 21. 


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 19:48

by Julian Young


UPDATE 1/24: After making several tweets and updating their avatar, the official Fortnite Twitter account deleted all tweets made on January 24 and reversed their avatar to the previous picture. The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss the teasers, but were then confused when the tweets were deleted only hours later.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Skins
Epic Games
The leaked Drift skin is the latest in a series of cosmetics introduced in Season 5.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

After issuing several more mysterious tweets after the first two were posted, the official Fortnite account then deleted all of the tweets teasing the new content and reverted the account’s avatar to its previous image.

It remains to be seen whether this is part of a larger plan involving the teaser process, or if Epic took these actions to correct a reveal that was made too early. The Fortnite and Epic Games accounts haven’t issued any additional clarifications at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack, and why these tweets were made and then deleted. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.