Epic Games brought in everyone for the biggest Fortnite Pro-Am of the year. The Fortnite World Cup Finals Pro-Am featured Fortnite players, famous musicians, athletes, actors, and stars from all over the world. The event truly captured a global audience bringing in celebrities from every region. More importantly, the players themselves performed as expected. The Fortnite Pro-Am presented multiple engagements from some of the biggest names in Fortnite. In the first game, Ali “Myth” Kabbani, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore, and Jack ”CourageJD” Dunlop all sat within meters of one another. Ultimately, the reigning Pro-Am champions defended their title. The duo of Karim “Airwaks” Benghalia and DJ/producer RL Grime won their second straight Fortnite Pro-Am. In total, the event gave three million dollars to different charities. Kinstaar and RL Grime earned their charity of choice one million dollars.
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After the Fortnite World Cup Creative Finals, the Pro-Am took place. The competitors played four matches of Fortnite Battle Royale. All 50 teams dropped in and only one team remained at the end of each match. The scoring system was based on eliminations and placement. Each elimination gave the team one point. The winning team received 10 points. Teams in second to fifth received seven points, sixth to tenth received five points, and eleventh to fifteenth received three points.
The event kicked off with an impressive performance by SinWoo “SinOoh” Jung and the South Korean streamer Oh.King. The duo finished with 13 eliminations and the victory royale. The victory put them in a great position and ultimately led them to finish second overall.
Next game, the battle of professional Fortnite players Cloakzy and Turner “Tfue” Tenney took place. Unfortunately, the storm eliminated Tfue. Only Cloakzy and YouTuber Jacob remained. Jacob had both zone and health advantage. He eventually finished off Cloakzy to win game two.
In game three, Cloakzy found himself on the cusp of victory again. For the second game in a row, he finished in second place. In an anti-climatic finish, YouTuber Jelty outlasted Cloakzy in the storm.
Finally, the last game saw the duo of JT Brown and Nick “Marksman” Overton claim victory. They stuck together and played extremely well as a team. They eliminated the last few players and rose up the leaderboard with the final victory royale.
In the end, the games were competitive. Players and personalities proudly represented their charities. Due to this event, three million dollars will be spread across 50 different charities. The first day of the Fortnite World Cup is over. Two of the most exciting days remain. Over the next two days, players will write their names in Fortnite and esports history.
Taylor Yates is a gamer, sports lover, and content creator. He has been an avid gamer since the days of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Halo 3. Taylor now plays Fortnite under the name ‘sombodysgun’ and loves to share his gameplay. A recent NC State grad, Taylor loves to support his Wolfpack and other sports teams.