Lights, cameras, action! It was a big night for the current king of the gaming world, Fortnite, last night as the games’ publisher, Epic Games, hosted a $3,000,000 charity event brought together some of the most notable figures in the world of gaming entertainment and celebrities with backgrounds in sports, film, and more.
The Fortnite: Battle Royale Pro-Am tournament pinned 50 pairs of players against each other in a 100 player duo match with $1,000,000 to the charity of their choice going to the victors. The event saw pairings such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and EDM DJ Christopher “Marshmello” Comstock, Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela and Chandler Riggs of The Walking Dead, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag and Tyron Woodley of the UFC dropping in and fighting until the last team standing.
Ultimately after two rounds of warm-up play, it would be Ninja and Marshmello to come away with the first place prize. Coming down to a 2v1 against Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, the victorious team held the high ground and health advantage which would ultimately see them take down the OpTic Gaming content creator and secure $1,000,000 for their charities.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 13, 2018
The remainder of the $3,000,000 prize pool was spread out amongst the other top performing duos.
Fortnite recently revealed it’s commitment to esports with the announcement of a $100,000,000 tournament season. Dubbed as a potential flavor of the month game by some critics initially, Epic has shown it is dedicated to keeping Fortnite at the forefront of gaming for some time and has continued to provide weekly updates. New items, bug fixes, character skins and more are regular occurrences and something many other publishes fail to offer on the same scale.
Taking the game’s successes and giving back to the overall community? That earns Epic Games a thumbs up from us here at VPEsports