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The second annual Fortnite Pro-Am is set to kick off this weekend in Los Angeles, California, with some familiar streamers and professional players returning for another charity showdown, Last year we saw Fortnite royalty Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and his duo partner Marshmello lift the golden pickaxe and claim $3 million towards the charity of their choosing.
This year's Pro-Am is a part of Fortnite's Summer Block Party which will run over the course of two days (June 15-16) where we will also see the Fortnite Creative showdown.
"On Saturday, June 15, watch celebrities and your favorite streamers battle it out in the first ever Creative tournament! Eight teams of four will be fighting for fame on a new player-made game, designed especially for this event." via epicgames.com
Although the Fortnite Creative Showdown is getting far less attractive than the Pro-Am, fans who are attending the weekend-long event are in for a treat. From after-parties to meeting your favorite professional player or streamer, there is something for everyone at the Summer Block Party.
Who's Taking part?
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With numerous amounts of professional players and everyone's favorite streamers and content creators, this year's Pro-Am is filled with talent and should display some high octane matches. As for the celebrities, there are some who often stream or play with the likes of Ninja or Timothy John "Timthetatman" Betar but there are multiple professional athletes from the NBA to the NFL.
Here is a list of all the duos confirmed to be playing in the Fortnite Pro-Am
|Ninja||Marshawn Lynch (NFL free agent)|
|Tfue||Josh Hart (LA Lakers - NBA)|
|Cloakzy||Dillon Francis (DJ)|
|Pokimane||Martin Doherty (of the band Chvrches)|
|DrLupo||Jordan Fisher (Singer)|
|Valkyrae||Justin Jones (LA Chargers - NFL)|
|Loserfruit||Joel McHale (Actor/comedian)|
|TimTheTatman||Jay Mewes (Actor)|
|Vikkstar123||Martin Starr (Actor/comedian)|
|Samara Redway||Marisha Ray (Actress)|
|Typical Gamer||Jimmy O. Yang (Actor/comedian)|
|Fearitself||Blake Martinez (Green Bay Packers - NFL)|
|Patriota||Kyla-Drew Simmons (Actress)|
|Flakes Power||Douglas Costa (Juventus soccer player)|
|Nick Eh 30||Joey Bosa (LA Chargers - NFL)|
|SypherPK||Reggie Jackson (Detroit Pistons - NBA) |
|Wildcat||Janina Gavankar (Actress/musician)|
|Airwalks||RL Grime (Music producer)|
|Gotaga||Jordyn Jones (Actress/model/singer)|
|EwokTV||Kurt Benkert (Atlanta Falcons - NFL)|
|Lachlan||Cody Walker (Actor)|
|Muselk||JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers - NFL)|
|TBNRFrags||JT Brown (Minnesota Wild - NHL)|
|BuckeFPS||Kenneth Faried (Houston Rockets - NBA)|
|HeyStan||Liam McIntyre (Actor)|
|FiveSkill||Taven Bryan (Jacksonville Jaguars - NFL)|
|Tuetriz||Murda Beatz (Music producer)|
|CourageJD||Brendon Urie (of Panic at the Disco )|
|Aydan||Robert Abisi (of Lost Kings )|
|Bell||Reina Washio (Model/singer)|
|Cizzorz||Meyers Leonard (Portland Trail Blazers - NBA)|
|Folagor||Bruce Brown (Detroit Pistons - NBA)|
|Markiokuras||Witt Lowry (Rapper)|
|Pipepunk||Wax Motif (DJ)|
|Pow3r ||Lee Nguyen (Los Angeles FC - MLS) |
|Acau||Chandler Riggs (Actor/DJ)|
|Kayuun||Nick Shanholtz (of Lost Kings)|
|NICKMERCS||Kyle Van Noy (New England Patriots - NFL)|
|Royalistiq||Xavier Woods (WWE)|
|Coa||DoHyeon Kim ( Overwatch esports pro)|
|FPX_Sad||Matt Judon (Baltimore Ravens - NFL)|
|Actionjaxon||Damarious Randall (Cleveland Browns - NFL)_|
On paper, it may seem like professional players such as NICKMERCS, Ninja, Tfue, and Cloakzy may be the front runners for the crown of Pro-Am champion. The latter two have duo partners who are very avid Fortnite players and have both dabbled in streaming themselves. For most of the celebrity duo partners, it is unclear what their level of skill is in Fortnite, we could see some unknown superstars showcased for the first time or we could see a duo dragged down which would make for some hilarious content.
One sleeper pick out of the field of players would have to be Jack "Cizzorz" and Meyers Leonard, who are both signed to FaZe Clan. Meyers may be a professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers, he has made it evident that he is a big fan of gaming and Fortnite. Another pair that could cause some upsets is Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo and Jordan Fisher, and while the latter is a worldwide signing and acting sensation, he often finds himself squading up with Ninja, Tim and Lupo.
Whowever wins the 2019 Fortnite Pro-Am it will all be for charity at the end and it has the potential to be one of the most viewed Twitch events of the year yet again.
Who is taking home the Fortnite Pro-Am title? Let us know in the comments section below!