The World Cup "Forthnet" gathered 10,000 players in the Arthur Ash Stadium and more than 180,000 visitors online. Larger events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and can attract even more attention. Epic Games, a developer of Fortnite, put different spins in the game for fun events on Friday, including celebrity competition, better known as Pro-Am, or amateur pros.
So who won the $ 1 million prize? Airwaks and RL Grime took the Pro-Am prize, surpassing the race.
Airwaks, 24, from Switzerland, is a former professional League of Legends player who has already bet on the Fortnite World Cup. This is the second time he has won the pro-amateur event Fortnite after winning the prize in June.
His duet partner, RL. Grimm, 28, is an artist famous for his trap music. When interviewed during the winners' ceremony, he attributed to Airwaks the improvement of his skills, including teaching him to move around Fortnite Island more skillfully and survive at the end of the game
Although they did not survive to the very end of any of the four rounds, they won because of the top scorer's score of 52.
All the money earned from the celebrity tournament will go to charity. RL Grime said he would donate his share of millions to the US Civil Liberties Union, which he described as "a large civil rights organization." Airwaks said his share would go to World Wildlife.
The duo defeats such as Ninja, Dr. Lupo, Cloak and other pairs of professional celebrities. Still, the show's speakers stressed that everyone was winning – even those who scored zero, would have to donate $ 20,000 for charity. Earlier in the day the teams competed for the Creative Cup in a different game mode where they had to collect coins and avoid obstacles. Team Fish Fam collected $ 1,345,000 in prize money for several games. 25-year-old Zand, a Danish player who has helped Rome Fame win, said he took off his shoes during the race because "if you play at home, you will play better."
"To experience how far the Fortnite has come from the first season since last year's Pro-Am this year, I Love This Community," said Ninja.