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Ninja, Marshawn Lynch Teaming Up At Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament

George Geddes | 
Ninja will team with NFL legend, and larger-than-life personality, Marshawn Lynch (Image courtesy of Fortnite)

Ninja will team with NFL legend, and larger-than-life personality, Marshawn Lynch (Image courtesy of Fortnite)

Internet Celebrity Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ involvement in the Fortnite Summer Block Party has been announced by Epic Games. Like last year, he will be playing in the Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament. This time around, Ninja’s partner will be NFL legend Marshawn Lynch. This tournament is a part of the two-day event, which be from June 15-16.

Ninja won last year’s Fortnite Duo Pro-Am with DJ Marshmello, claiming their share of a $3,000,000 USD prize pool, all of which went to a charity of their choice. Ninja also won the Golden Pickaxe trophy, and he will be looking to retain this trophy for this year’s iteration.

Aside from just Ninja’s involvement, Epic Games announced the fourth and fifth set of duos for the Pro-Am duo tournament.

The announced teams for the Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament are:

  • Cloakzy and Dillon Francis
  • DrLupo and Jordan Fisher
  • Pokimane and Martin Doherty
  • Valkyrae and Justin Jones
  • CouRageJD and Brendon Urie
  • Loserfruit and Joel Mchale
  • Timthetatman and Jay Mewes
  • Vikkstar123 and Martin Starr
  • One_shot_gurl and Gallant
  • Tfue and Josh Hart
  • Typical Gamer and Jimmy O Yang
  • Samara Redway and Marisha Ray
  • Ninja and Marshawn Lynch
  • LazarBeam and Hannibal Buress
  • FearItself and Blake Martinez
  • Patriota and Kyla-Drew Simmons
  • Flakes Power and Douglas Costa
  • Nick Eh 30 and Joey Bosa
  • SypherPK and Reggie Jackson
  • Wildcat and Janina Gavankar

Ninja, Nick Eh 30 and SypherPK are some notable names and can be considered favorites to win the event.

For more information and ticket prices, check out Fortnite’s statement here.

George Geddes
George is a freelance esports journalist that has a particular interest in FPS esports. He is currently majoring in philosophy in order to enhance his analytical and writing ability.
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