This week at E3 many came to LA in hopes of playing the latest titles and seeing great new games to play in the coming years. However, some came with a different goal in mind entirely, Epic’s Fortnite Pro Am tournament.
When Epic announced their first Fortnite Pro Am, the idea was simple, pair up teams of 50 celebs from big to small with 50 big name streamers and have the biggest baddest battle Royale showdown of the year.
During the 4-hour Fortnite Pro Am stream close to over a million gamers were watching the show on YouTube, Twitch, and other streaming channels. Many watched to see who would come out on top and pull a victory Royale for charity.
The Fortnite Pro Am tournament held a 3 million prize pool for charity, with YouTube and Twitch stars paired with celebrities in three total matches.
In the end, Marshmallo (the famous EDM DJ) and Ninja (one of the most popular Fortnite players Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins) got $1 million to donate for their charities with $2 million split between the rest of the teams.
This is only the beginning for Epic as they have come up with a $100 million prize for more tournaments and big money events in the future.