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Fortnite's Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament at E3 will pair 50 pros with 50 famous fans

Epic Games has some big plans for Fortnite at E3, the biggest among them being a 100-player Celebrity Pro-Am tournament. 50 Fortnite pros will be paired up with 50 celebrities to compete for a share of a $3 million prize pool for charity.   

Five pairs of competitors have been announced so far: 

More team-ups will be announced over the next couple of weeks leading into E3, which gets underway on June 12. The winning team will claim $1 million to give to the charity of their choices, while the balance of the prize pool will be divided between the runners-up. Epic clarified that the Pro-Am prize money is not part of the $100 million prize pool that was recently announced for the first year of Fortnite tournaments.

The Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament will be livestreamed on Twitch, YouTube, and other platforms beginning at 3:30 pm PT on June 12. Fortnite players in the Los Angeles area will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $10 each via emailed invitations. Ticketholders will also be given a swag bag and some exclusive Durrr Burger eats.

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Andy Chalk

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.