Top Influencers and Their Celebrity Teammates React to $3M Fortnite Pro-Am Tournament – Ft. Ninja, Myth, Nadeshot, and More!
Without a doubt, June 12th will go down as one of the most memorable days in the history of Fortnite: Battle Royale.
On that day, the Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Tournament was played, becoming the first ever Fortnite event to be officially sponsored and organized by developer Epic Games.
The 2v2 competition teamed up 50 of the biggest names in the online gaming community with 50 well-known celebrities who enjoy playing the popular BR title, including a variety of musicians, athletes, and more.
The Pro-Am featured a format in which three total matches were played – a Solos warmup, a Duos warmup, and the final Duos charity prize match.
YouTuber ‘NoahJ456’ took home the Solos match, while the partnership of pro player Kinstar and UFC fighter and OpTic Gaming member Sean O’Malley proved strong enough to take home the Duos warmup.
However, as most had predicted, Twitch extraordinaire ‘Ninja’ and music producer and DJ ‘Marshmello’ won the prize match, securing a whopping $1 million for the charity of their choice.
After the competition was over, many of the participants took to social media to offer their reactions to playing and taking part in the huge event.
We have compiled several tweets from some of the big name competitors and their celebrity teammates.
Ninja and Marshmello
I love this man @marshmellomusic
$500,000 to the Alzheimer’s association! pic.twitter.com/CkkXLdl1Dv
— Ninja @E3 (@Ninja) June 13, 2018
I might not spell my name with a W but me and my brother @Ninja sure did get the W today! #bromance pic.twitter.com/JQ5WwXq6C5
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) June 13, 2018
CouRage and Kenneth Faried
A few years ago I lost one of my best friends to a brain aneurysm and it forever changed my life. I wear this bracelet each day in his honor.
Today, we just raised $500,000 for the Aneurysm and AVM Foundation.
Thank you to EPIC Games for the opportunity. Love you, Gil. pic.twitter.com/XKgSFlzIYf
— OpTic CouRage (@CouRageJD) June 13, 2018
Got to love having a lady ( @ayystar007 )that let you play video games instead of Netflix or want go out & spend money all the time. Look at me now! #UnleashTheManimal @FortniteGame @CouRageJD pic.twitter.com/PrLdnwLnJi
— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) June 13, 2018
Nadeshot and Tyron Woodley
Third game: Eliminated @NoahJ456 and his teammate but ended up getting taken out by @NICKMERCS. That’s a GG right there. Had a ton of fun! Thanks so much for inviting me out @FortniteGame!
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) June 13, 2018
At least I made it look good! @Affliction @TwitterGaming #FortniteE3 @FortniteGame @twitter #FortNasty #Fort pic.twitter.com/msvHODJZCr
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 13, 2018
Myth and Paul George
The dynamic duo is ready to kill it – @Yg_Trece pic.twitter.com/D4FDtaSOlb
— Myth @ #FortniteE3 (@TSM_Myth) June 12, 2018
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I know y’all didn’t see it but basically what happened was ninja threw c4 and I got gotted.
All in all I had a lovely time and can’t wait for the future of comp play. That announcement was bonkers
— Myth @ #FortniteE3 (@TSM_Myth) June 13, 2018
Ali-A and Pete Wentz
I think we came 5th, super happy.
Had my headphones on the wrong way around half the game (lol) and managed to sneak past so many teams. Not much I could do at the end!
GGs everyone + shout out to my awesome teammate @petewentz ! pic.twitter.com/F02nCO6Ho5
— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) June 13, 2018
Killed it my guy https://t.co/Y7E9aQN76E
— pw (@petewentz) June 13, 2018
Vikkstar123 and Ty Dolla $
Had a blast playing with @tydollasign in the @FortniteGame Pro Am!
Photo taken using the @ukhonor #Honor10. Check out my latest IG post if you want to win one: https://t.co/rBKIUcsdTm #beautyinai #honor #Honor10giveaway #ad pic.twitter.com/7gJxueJmai
— Vikkstar12@E3 ★ (@Vikkstar123) June 13, 2018
GoldGloveTV and Witt Lowry
Today was pretty surreal. I do my best to contain my fanboyism but today was an experience I won’t forget.
Got to play in a $3,000,000 Fortnite Charity tournament. Got 7th place and won $60,000 for the kids.
Today was dope. Thank you @FortniteGame
— Brennon O’Neill @E3 (@GoldGloveTV) June 13, 2018
KittyPlays and Chandler Riggs
Omfg. We did it. 3rd place. So proud of my teammate and community. Love you guys. pic.twitter.com/TbBXqe9G4v
— KittyPlays (@KittyPlays) June 13, 2018
OH MY GOD @KittyPlays AND I GOT 3RD PLACE IN THE #FORTNITEPROAM
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) June 13, 2018
Valkyrae and Murda Beatz
I PLAYED WELL! I’M SO HAPPY!! But tbh the second match I had my headset on backwards hahaha
— Valkyrae @ E3 (@Valkyrae) June 13, 2018
Murda Gang Live at the E3 Celebrity Fortnite Game pic.twitter.com/rCpbYVCNvP
— MURDA ON THE BEAT (@murdabeatz_) June 13, 2018
Pokimane and Josh Hart
Today was such a blast, loved seeing the all the fans, friends, & new faces☺️
thank you so much @FortniteGame @EpicGames for having me! pic.twitter.com/dj3TDqD9tr
— pokimane @ E3 (@pokimanelol) June 13, 2018
The Brodies pic.twitter.com/4lNLfHSZAA
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) June 13, 2018
SypherPK and Tarik Cohen
GGs guys it was tough! Wasn’t in my favor but it was fun and for charity so I had a blast! Party Royale tonight
— LG SypherPK (@SypherPK) June 13, 2018
Thanks you @EpicGames @FortniteGame for an amazing experience ! I hope i can play again next year or even throw my own Fortnite tournament
— Tarik Cohen (@TarikCohen) June 13, 2018