The first ever Epic Games Fortnite Pro-Am has come to an end and crowned its first champions: pro streamer Ninja and musician Marshmello. The tournament, hosted in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, teamed 50 pro Fortnite players and streamers up with 50 celebrities, setting them against each other for their share of a $3 million charity prize pool as well as the Golden Pickaxe trophy.
The first game ended up being an impressive match-up that allowed all 100 players to show off their incredible Fortnite skills in a solo warm-up game. However, to everyone’s surprise, heavy tournament favorite, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was taken out of the game early by fellow Twitch streamer, Gotaga. But things got really intense as the match dragged into its final few circles with pro players like NoahJ456, Kinstaar and even musician Drezo going late into the game, making it into the top five. Ultimately, the match came down to a critical fight between Noah and Kinstaar with Noah using his high ground and a rocket launcher to jump down onto Kinstaar and win match one. There were two more matches before a winner was chosen where teammates were finally played in Duo’s. After the three matches the winning team took home $1 million in prize money to be donated to the charity of each of their choice. Every team in the competition, no matter where they finished will also get a piece of the event’s prize pool to take home, with most of it going to the top 10 teams. You can see the chart below.
Photo Sourcing: www.polygon.com