Along with the professional Fortnite World Cup Finals event, Epic Games will be hosting another of its famous Celebrity Pro-Am competitions in New York.
We all know that when Epic Games wants to do something big, they go ahead and do something gigantic. The Fortnite World Cup Finals is the most stacked gaming event apart from the mighty E3. Professional esports, Creative gameplay, exclusive in-game content? It’s all there at the Finals.
In addition to that mountain of entertainment, Epic’s putting together another Pro-Am event. The spectacle will include gaming influencers, actors, musicians, sports icons, and everything in between.
How to watch the Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am?
The Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am starts at 5:20PM EST according to Epic’s official schedule. The event kicks off directly following the conclusion of the Creative Finals.
In order to view the Pro-Am, you’ll want to tune into one of Epic’s official streams. While most players will prefer Twitch, Epic’s also set up streams on Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.Watch live video from Fortnite on www.twitch.tv
You can also view the event from in-game while playing with the new Picture-in-Picture feature. Live-replays are also available for the event via the ‘Compete’ tab.
Pro-Am prize money will be handed to charities of the winners’ choice. Score below are cumulative across games.
Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am Live Match Results
Airwaks and RL Grime go back-to-back and are the best celebrity duo in Fortnite.
Updated Standings – Game 3
|#1||Airwaks & RL Grime||42|
|#2||Sinooh & oh.king||39|
|#3||Jelty & Gaborever||36|
|#4||Cloak & Witt Lowry||29|
|#5||Jacob & Clare Grant||24|
|#6||Myth & Michael Drayer||24|
|#7||Tfue & Nav||23|
|#8||Sean O’Malley & Courage||23|
|#9||NICKMERCS & Mario Hezonja||19|
|#10||Ninja & Marshmello||18|
Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am Final Results
|#1||Airwaks & RL GRIME||$1,000,000|
|#2||SinOoh & Oking||$500,000|
|#3||Jelty & Gaborever||$250,000|
|#4||Jacob & Clare Grant||$100,000|
|#5||Tfue & NAV||$85,000|
|#6||JT Brown & Marksman||$75,000|
|#7||Symfuhny & Vinne Pergola||$65,000|
|#8||CouRage & Sean O’Malley||$55,000|
|#9||Cloak & Witt Lowry||$40,000|
|#10||NICKMERCS & Mario Hezonja||$30,000|
Fortnite World Cup Pro-Am Players & Format
Now we’re getting to the good stuff. Celebrities from the worlds of Hollywood, Fortnite, sports, and more will pour into this event as Epic creates another star-studded roster.
We enjoyed the last Pro-Am just fine, but fans will be expecting an even more extravagant list of competitors for Fortnite’s largest event yet. Please Epic Games, we need Keanu Reeves playing using the John Wick skin!
According to Epic’s blog post, the event will feature the usual celebrity showdowns in huge Customs matches. The two championship Duos from LA’s 2018 Pro-Am (Ninja & Marshmello) and the Summer Block Party Pro-Am (Airwaks + RL Grime) will be battling it out to see who is truly the best of the best in celebrity competition.
Players will be competing for charity money which the winners may grant to a charity of their choice. It’s a beautiful way for Epic to create attention around important causes while allowing the influencers’ choice to matter.
Alright, alright. We know you want to know whose going to be playing in the tourney. Well, Epic will be using the same wave-based reveal system as with the last Pro-Am. On July 18, they revealed the first wave with a staggering 12 players.
The Celebrity Pro-Am is coming to the #FortniteWorldCup Finals!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 18, 2019
Learn more here: https://t.co/3cLV8Kr7qI
Wave 1:@LachlanYT + @Liam_J_McIntyre@Airwaks + @RLGRIME@TheChrisDenker+ @XavierWoodsPhD@DrLupo + @SigalaMusic@ONE_shot_GURL + @chandlerriggs@Ninja + @marshmellomusic pic.twitter.com/RXJbNWglj5
This next wave of the Celebrity Pro-AM are bringing the 🔥 @TTfue + @beatsbynav@Moyorz87 + @RjMitte@SinOoh_o0o + Oh.King@AlexiaRaye + @JJJordynjones@seanpcc + @wearelostkings@cloakzy + @wittlowry— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 19, 2019
Learn more here: https://t.co/3cLV8Kr7qI pic.twitter.com/q9ntNkvaG0
This next wave of the #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-AM are going to take NYC by 🌩️@CouRageJD + @SugaSeanMMA@Sly_Yoshi + @freddiestroma@ChiguaYT + @RobleisIUTU@Marksman + @JTBrown23@timthetatman + @dantebasco@NICKMERCS + @mariohezonja pic.twitter.com/RY32DoNNez— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 20, 2019
This wave of folks coming to the #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-AM are electrifying ⚡@Calango + @cauemoura@PaiTambemJoga + @brunosutter@actionjaxonbtw + @RoneJae@EwokIts + @Jordan_Fisher@NickEh30+ @maxcarver— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 21, 2019
Jacob + @ClareGrant pic.twitter.com/esPqJTuZ6l
Things are still heating up with our next wave for the #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-AM 🔥@Loserfruit + @awonderland@MrMuselk + @WaxMotif@Doigby + @codywalkerroww@aydan + @wearelostkings@JeltyTV + @werevertumorro@ItsFearItSelf + @mackenziebourg pic.twitter.com/AJGl0aLv15— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 22, 2019
It’ll be intense at the #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-Am, tune in at 4:00PM ET July 26th: https://t.co/3tLbPZtqwQ@I_AM_WILDCAT + @dwpokerhttps://t.co/Q308WflQ1W + @JawnHa@Theslayer360 + @Greer_Grammer— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 23, 2019
Exile + @AshleyRickards@Symfuhny + @phantoms@FaZeKay + @phantoms pic.twitter.com/Z8w6y91Pq8
The #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-Am is nearly here 🔥 Tune in live on July 26th at 4PM ET: https://t.co/3tLbPZtqwQ@Sev7nHUE + PC Siqueira— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 24, 2019
Frapzz + @edwinhodge@_Necko + @elly24soul@KevinLaSean + @realjoeyfatone@OMGitsAliA + @Double0AG@slogoman + @JeremyRayTaylor pic.twitter.com/p0IYJKiaUE
The #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-Am is almost here! Tune in live at 4PM ET July 26th: https://t.co/3tLbPZL1Vq@FlakesPower + @EduKof@ZormanVideos + @JaredAbrahamson@OscurlodVideos + @dedreviil@mrfreshasian + @deschiam pic.twitter.com/RajyJkVAEp— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 25, 2019
The #FortniteWorldCup Finals Celebrity Pro-Am is tomorrow! Tune in live at 4PM ET on July 26th: https://t.co/3tLbPZtqwQ@VodkaChaso + @alexander_jyan@TSM_Myth + Michael Drayer@Faris_Lh + @dj_van— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 25, 2019
Friz + Bizness Boi pic.twitter.com/A3JEq2YVnD
In addition to Pro-Am content, FortniteINTEL will be your one-stop-shop for everything World Cup Finals related. In the lead-up to the event, you’ll find information on ticketing, players, attractions, FAQs, and more.
Are you excited for the Fortnite World Cup Finals? It’s definitely a suggested watch even if you consider yourself a casual player. In fact, the best time to enter into the world of esports entertainment is right now! Hop in and you’ll be hooked to the action guaranteed. Who doesn’t like a bit of moderately friendly competition?
Epic confirm incoming fix for pay-to-win Fortnite superhero skins
Epic Games have confirmed that they’re working to address community pay-to-win concerns regarding Fortnite superhero skins.
Epic Games developers have responded to player requests regarding the all-black variant of the customizable superhero skins.
Fortnite is no stranger to pay-to-win controversies. The first came in the form of the Deep Dab emote, which allowed players to duck under windows and get free shots on their opponents.
After that were the Plastic Patroller and Toy Trooper skins. These skins blended in with the grassy background of the map, making them far more difficult to see than the brightly-colored alternatives.
Thankfully, Epic fixed both of these problems by adding a delay to emotes and dirt to the toy soldier skins. Now, though, they’re facing a similar controversy with the customizable superhero skins.
Reddit and Twitter users have recently noticed something that competitive Fortnite players knew since these skins first hit the Item Shop: the all-black versions are difficult to see.
The problem has only gotten worse, as recent Fortnite updates have made the nighttime even darker. Console players don’t have the option to turn off shadows, which means finding these corner-campers is nearly impossible for them.
Following the outcry on Reddit and social media, the developers responded to a thread, calling for them to fix the issue.
Epic Games staff member, u/gstaffEpic, told Redditors, “We’re looking at it. Thanks everyone for raising it.”
We assume that a fix for this problem is coming sooner rather than later. In the past, Epic have always been quick to address community concerns when it comes to pay-to-win items. They changed all of the other troublesome cosmetics throughout Fortnite, and we expect their handling of the superhero skins to be the same.
Unfortunately, it seems like the easiest fix would be to disable solid-colored superhero skins. We hope this doesn’t happen, but it would be better than all-black pay-to-win skins hiding in corners around the map.
Fortnite players call for Epic to nerf this pay-to-win skin
Fortnite players have noticed that this skin combination gives players a competitive advantage. They’re now calling this skin ‘pay-to-win.’
Fortnite players are calling for Epic to nerf the all-black superhero skins, calling them ‘pay-to-win.’
In Season 4, Epic introduced a skin set that arguably offered the best value in the game. The customizable superhero skins let players choose different colors, materials, and styles – making several unique outfits out of a single skin.
The community loved this addition for a while. Several players had locker presets filled with this single skin, as the options were seemingly endless.
After a while, ‘sweaty’ Fortnite players noticed that one particular combination of colors offered them a distinct advantage. The black-on-black superhero skins are incredibly difficult to see, especially with shadows enabled.
This is even more of an issue for console players, who don’t have the option to turn shadows off in their graphics settings.
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Fortnite had a similar problem with the Plastic Patroller skin set more than a year ago. These all-green skins allowed players to blend in with the grassy environment, forcing Epic to add dirt to them to make them stand out.
These all-black superhero skins might be worse than their predecessors. You can blend in anywhere with these skins – not just in the grass.
At this point, it’s hard to argue that all-black superhero skins aren’t pay-to-win. They give players who purchased the skin a distinct advantage – something that Epic Games have always been against.
It’s only a matter of time before Epic take action on this issue, but we don’t know what they would do. The development team would have to prevent players from selecting all-black variants in some way, but the all-white variant has a similar issue in the snow biome.
Of course, these two combinations should ruin solid-color superhero skins for everyone, but they might.
This isn’t the last we’ll hear of the topic, so we’ll keep you posted when we learn more. For now, make sure to check every corner when looting a house. You never know if there’s a sneaky superhero hiding in a corner.
When does Fortnite Season 5 end and Season 6 begin?
Fortnite Season 5 will eventually come to an end, giving way to Season 6. Here’s what we know about the Fortnite Season 6 release date.
The Fortnite Season 6 release date is still decently far away. Here’s everything we know about the new Fortnite season so far.
Fortnite Season 5 was a return to form for the game, mirroring the popularity of the same season in Chapter 1. The game feels fresh and new again – something that hasn’t been the case for a long time.
Still, fans are looking forward to when the next Fortnite season will begin. Not everything about the new season is perfect, and some players are ready to move on from the quests, NPCs, and IO Guards.
Fortnite Season 6 release date
Fortnite Season 5 will be longer than a traditional Fortnite season, but that’s to be expected. We’re not talking Chapter 2 Season 1 and 2 long, but it will be above average in length.
This is, of course, because the season takes place over the holidays. Fortnite developers are going on break and extending the season.
At the time of writing, Fortnite Season 6 is scheduled to release on March 15, 2021. Players still have over two months to finish the Battle Pass at the time of writing.
What will Epic do with the two+ months of Fortnite Season 5 content? Your guess is as good as ours.
We’ll likely see a few more Bounty Hunters added to the game, along with characters from familiar video game series. It seems like we’ll be getting a proper ‘secret’ Battle Pass skin for the first time in Chapter 2, as well.
There’s even speculation that Kevin the Cube will make an appearance before the end of the season. We still have a lot of content to discover, so don’t wish away Season 5 so quickly.
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