Ninja and Marshmello win Epic’s Fortnite celebrity Pro-Am tournament
Ninja and Marshmello had been topped champions of Epic Games’ first ever Fortnite Pro-Am tournament at E3 2018.
Hosted on the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, the tournament noticed 50 professional Fortnite gamers paired with 50 celebrities – competing for his or her share of a $3 million charity prize pool and a Golden Pickaxe trophy.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins didn’t safe a simple victory regardless of being the favorite, shedding out within the first solo match comparatively early to Gotaga, whereas coming in an in depth second within the second match to the duo of Kinstar and UFC fighter Sean O’Malley.
The third match noticed Ninja and producer Marshmello triumph in a tense showdown towards OpTic Gaming’s CouRageJD, who was paired with basketball participant Kenneth Faried.
The prime ten groups earned the vast majority of the prize pool, with Ninja and Marshmello taking residence $1 million to be donated to the charity of every of their alternative.
Other celebrities within the tournament embrace Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs and Joel McHale.
Ninja has grow to be synonymous with Fortnite after pairing up with quite a few celebrities on Twitch streams, famously going up towards Drake and Lil Yachty.
Epic Games lately introduced Fortnite has scored 125 million gamers since launch, with a Fortnite World Cup on the horizon in 2019.
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