The Biggest Names in Fortnite Gather at E3 Ahead of Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament - Ninja, Ali-A and More - Dexerto
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The Biggest Names in Fortnite Gather at E3 Ahead of Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament – Ninja, Ali-A and More

Published: 12/Jun/2018 15:26 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite fans everywhere will be turning their attention (temporarily) away from the game and towards Los Angeles this week, as the biggest Fortnite tournament yet featuring top streamers and celebrities is going down.

With Epic Games recent groundbreaking announcement that $100m in prize pools would be pledged to Fortnite competitions, this is the first big opportunity for them to test the waters for competitive battle royale.

Although is not likely to be the format that Fortnite esports eventually uses (the Pro-Am tournament is a duo’s mode), it is still a significant foray into the first developer supported event.

And, of course, to get fans interested, they have enlisted some of the biggest names, not just in gamin, but also some of the worlds A-List celebrities – including NBA players, musical artists and actors.

Taking place at E3, the biggest gaming convention in the world, the focus is still largely on gamers and gaming though, and so of course the biggest names in Fortnite will be the star of the show for many.

These top streamers and YouTubers have already been spotted out at the event in Los Angeles, ahead of the tournament starting on June 12th.

Here are just a few of the familiar faces meeting up, perhaps for the first time in person for many of them.

DrLupo (casting the event), timthetatman and Ninja. As fans know, these three guys make a formidable Fortnite squad or duo regularly on their streams.

One of the more ‘controversial’ figures in Fortnite content, YouTuber Alastair “Ali-A” Aitken is known as likely the most popular Fortnite YouTuber, but he is also known as a notorious ‘clickbaiter’. 

Here he is with his streaming (and YouTube too) counterpart Ninja out at E3, who pokes a bit of fun at Ali-A’s videos.

Ali-A is teaming up with Fallout boy band member Pete Wentz, while Ninja is with electronic music producer and DJ, Marshmello.

And finally, winners of the first Fortnite Friday tournament, Luminosity’s SypherPK met up with 100 Thieves member and streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, and top Fortnite YouTuber CDNthe3rd.

The Fortnite Pro-Am tournament will begin at 3:30 pm local time (PT), and you can find all the information, streams, timezones, and schedule by visiting the Coverage Hub.

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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
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Epic Games
Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.