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The Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am returns in the first-ever Summer Block Party

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The first-ever Fortnite Summer Block Party will take place June 15-16 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, Epic Games announced today, with creator and celebrity appearances including Ninja, Dillon Francis, KittyPlays, Cray, Jordan Fisher, and Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco.   

The first day of the event will see streamers and other celebrities doing battle in a Creative mode tournament in a game mode designed specifically for the big party. Day two will see the return of the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am, which debuted last year with a win by—surprise—Ninja and Marshmello

The Summer Block Party will also include the Fortnite Fan Festival, featuring meet-and-greets with more than 20 characters like Peely, Fishstick, and Brite Bomber (I had no idea they were real people), a Pirate Ship and Fortnite Mini Golf, various places to stuff your face like Durr Burger and Sofdeez Ice Cream Shop, and a "real world Battlepass" to work on while you're there. (And yes, you'll get stuff for completing it.) 

Two-day tickets to the Fortnite Summer Block Party will start at $35, and if you're interested in attending you can "pre-register" with Ticketmaster (opens in new tab) until 10 pm PT on May 13. Doing so will ensure that you are "among the first to be notified" when the sales actually go live, so you've got a reasonably decent shot of getting your hands on some before the bots and scalpers do. And no worries if you can't attend in person, or maybe just don't feel like it, because both days of the event will also be livestreamed. More information will be revealed in the weeks leading up to the event.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.