Ice Brutes and snow storms may be ravaging the Fortnite map with the latest season, but things couldn’t be any hotter in Australia for the next Fortnite Summer Smash.
The first Summer Smash event to be held in Australia will kick off this weekend, taking place alongside the finals for the Australian Open. With all 500 players confirmed for the solo event, personalities have also started to confirm their attendance for the Pro-Am tournament taking place on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Like previous Pro-Am events, the Summer Smash will feature 50 duos competing for a slice of $100,000 which will be donated to a charity of their choosing. Some of the international talent confirmed are:
- DrLupo (USA)
- Valkyrae (USA)
- Vikkstar (UK)
- Lachlan (NSW)
- Lazarbeam (NSW)
- Loserfruit (VIC)
- MrFreshAsian (NSW)
- Muselk (NSW)
- AlexAce (USA)
- MrWoofless (CAN)
Event organizer Mark Riedy said via press release that, “The popularity of competitive gaming continues to grow in Australia and having talent like DrLupo, Valkyrae, Vikkstar, and Muselk all teaming up with some of the biggest celebs from sport and entertainment for the Pro-Am at the Fortnite Summer Smash is awesome for Aussie fans.”
One of Australia’s most successful talents, Elliot “Muselk” Watkins also echoed those sentiments adding “It’s super exciting that an event like the Australian Open is also able to host the Fortnite Summer Smash. There are some amazing players coming out of Australia and it will be awesome to see that on one stage in Melbourne next weekend.”