Australia’s largest ever competitive gaming event, the Fortnite Summer Smash with a whopping $500,000 prize pool, wraps up tomorrow at Margret Court Arena during the 2019 Australian Open.
The solos final takes place tomorrow morning, beginning at 10 am AEDT competing for a share of $400,000. 100 finalists from today’s round of qualifying have progressed through to the final, which will be made up of six matches with points awarded based on final placing and number of eliminations. The eventual winner will take home $100,000, with second and third winning $50,000 each. Every finalist already nets themselves $1000 for making it there.
Following the solo final, there will be a charity Pro-Am where the likes of DrLupo, Valkyrae, Vikkstar, Lachlan, Lazarbeam, Loserfruit, MrFreshAsian, Muselk, AlexAce and MrWoofless will be taking part. The winner of the Pro-Am wins $50,000 for the charity of their choice, with $20,000 going to the second and third placing competitors and $10,000 going to fourth.
Some of Fortnite’s biggest personalities arrived at Melbourne Park this morning, taking part in the solo qualifying rounds and having a hit on the court. Speaking ahead of the event DrLupo said, “there’s some really scary good players here. I’d like to think that I can compete but it’s all going to come down to nerves and on-the-spot thinking and situational stuff.”