The Fortnite Summer Smash at the Australian Open next month has attracted some of the biggest names in the game. Players from more than 12 countries will fight for a $400,000 AUD (over $275,000) solo competition prize pool and a $100,000 AUD (over $68,000) charity pro-am prize pool from Feb. 1 to 2.
Top players across both competitions include Lachlan and Lazarbeam, who each have 12.3 million subscribers on YouTube. Other notable players include Australian streamer Loser Fruit, who recently raised more than $300,000 for wildfire relief in the country, and Fortnite World Cup participants like BenjyFishy and Aqua.
A full list of participants for the charity pro-am is set to be released in the coming weeks.
The solo competition’s prize pool of $400,000 AUD features a $100,000 AUD payout for first place with $40,000 AUD going to second place. All players between 25th and 90th will earn $2,000 AUD.
The event will be open to fans with tickets costing $54 AUD for adults and $10 AUD for kids.
Last year, the Summer Smash pro-am charity event was headlined by influencers like DrLupo, Valkyrae, and Vikkstar featuring a $100,000 prize pool. This year’s pro-am will be a trios event with teams consisting of one professional gamer, one content creator, and one sports or entertainment personality.