Following Drake Stream, Fortnite Will Host Celebrity "Party Royale" At E3
Will Roseanne rack up another win?
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Fortnite's explosive popularity over the last six months has seen a variety of celebrities embrace it. Drake just helped a Fortnite stream on Twitch to break a record for the site, and now Epic Games plans to bring both pro players and celebrities together for an event at this year's E3 that it calls Party Royale.
Details are still scant at this point, but it sounds like E3 will be home to a doubles tournament that pairs "some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players." This Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am will take place on an unspecified date in LA during E3, which runs from June 12-14.
"One team will rise to the top for ultimate bragging rights," Epic said on its website. "Who will claim Victory Royale? We’ll soon begin building the teams, so stay tuned for more information on the event." It also promised details on competitive play's first season will be shared in the next few weeks.
I have 20 fortnite victory royale wins— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 27, 2018
Epic's website promises there will be a total of 50 celebrities and 50 pro gamers. Finding 50 of the former may be an easy task--outside of Drake, we've seen NBA player Josh Hart showcase his love for the game with a special pair of sneakers. NFL star JJ Watt has polled fans on whether they like Fortnite or PUBG more. Meanwhile, numerous athletes have celebrated during real-world games by commemorating Fortnite in various ways. We've also seen other celebrities share their enjoyment of the game online; actress Roseanne Barr randomly announced back in February that she's won 20 matches of Fortnite. Provided they're available, Epic may have trouble whittling the list down to just 50 names.
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