Epic Games announced today there will be a Celebrity Pro-Am tournament as a part of Fortnite’s upcoming Summer Block Party. The first wave of duo partners that will be attending the event has been released.
The Summer Block Party is a two-day event hosted by Epic Games. It begins on June 15 with a brand-new Creative tournament, where eight teams of four will be battling against each other on a player-made map created for this event. That tournament will feature both celebrities and streamers. The Summer Block Party will conclude on June 16, with the Celebrity Pro-Am tournament.
According to an official announcement, the current duos are:
- Cloakzy and Dillon Francis
- Pokimane and Martin Doherty
- DrLupo and Jordan Fisher
- Valkyrae and Justin Jones
This tournament is the second of its kind. It was a huge hit last year. According to EsportsCharts, the 2018 Celebrity Pro-Am live stream reached an overall peak of 2,175,331 views.
In 2018, there were fifty duo teams, culminating in a one-hundred player game. The prize pool of last year’s tournament was $3,000,000 USD. Similar to last year, the winner of the tournament will win money for their desired charity.
For more information and ticket prices, check out Fortnite’s statement here.