Travis Mccrackin / May 13
Watch as 50 teams of 2 fight it out this summer in Epic’s “Party Royale” event!
At Epic Games, they’ve always been masters of suspense, but they got me again today when I heard about the release of a tournament roster for E3. I excitedly head over to their news page… And only see 10 names. Well played, Epic, well played. Epic also announced the prize for the tournament. $3,000,000 to a charity of the victors’ choice.
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In March, Epic announced plans for a 100 player tournament featuring 50 celebrities and 50 professional gamers. One of each will make up 50 teams of 2. This announcement came hot on the heels of Ninja’s stream with hip-hop star Drake. Coincidence? I doubt it.
While Epic has yet to release an official roster, we can make some educated guesses as to who might be on the Party Royale V.I.P. list. These names could include Drake, Chance the Rapper, and Travis Scott.
It’s important to note that Epic’s official statement was “Join us this E3 for the ultimate Fortnite Party Royale, pairing some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe,” so we can expect to see some big names from popular sports as well.
On the pro-gamer end of the list, we can expect to see top streamers such as Ninja, Dr. Disrespect, SypherPK, and plenty more. Of course, we can expect Epic to throw a few curve balls our way as always.
As if this tournament weren’t going to be popular enough already, it will be taking place June 12th-14th. That’s right. E3. So be sure to stay tuned in for the latest news! We’re working hard to keep you up to date!