The Fortnite World Cup is finally upon us, and to kick-start the massive event, Epic Games are hosting the Creative Finals and a Celebrity Pro-Am.
After months of anticipation, the Fortnite World Cup has made it to New York City, set to feature several competitions with a combined prize pool of a whopping $30 million.
Two of those competitions will be the first ever World Cup Creative Finals and another running of the Celebrity Pro-Am, the details about which can all be found below.
When do the Creative Finals and Pro-Am start?
Both the Creative Finals and Pro-Am will take place on Friday, July 26, making up the first of three days of action at the Fortnite World Cup.
The Creative Finals will kick off at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST and is expected last for a few hours, followed by the Pro-Am will begin at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST.
Both events will be livestreamed on Fortnite’s official YouTube channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.
Who will be playing in the Creative Finals?
The Creative Finals will feature eight teams of four players, with each squad captained by a major figure in the battle royale community, including the likes of Ninja, FaZe Clan’s Cizzorz, Gotaga, Lachlan and more.
While the exact format of the competition hasn’t yet been announced, it will feature a total prize pool of $3 million to be split accordingly between all of the teams.
The full line-up for the Creative Finals at the Fortnite World Cup.
These players are earned their place in the Creative Finals after making it through the qualifying events that have taken place over the past few months, known as the Creative Trials.
Here is a recap of the Creative Trails, showcasing exactly how each of these players and teams made it all the way to New York City.
Who will be playing the World Cup Pro-Am?
This weekend’s Pro-Am will be the third ever running of the competition, and much like the previous two, it will be a very star-studded affair.
As usual, 50 prominent members of the Fortnite community have been paired with 50 celebrities, and they will all do battle for a $3 million charity prize pool.
Celebrities include athletes, musicians, actors, and others, some of whom are pretty proficient at Fortnite, while a few may have never even played the game before.
Ninja and popular DJ Marshmello will be teaming up for the first time since the pair claimed victory at the first ever Pro-Am last summer, while former League of Legends pro Airwaks and musician RL Grime will look to defend their title after winning it all last month in Los Angeles.
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Ninja and Marshmello have partnered up again after winning the first ever Pro-Am last summer.
The full list of participants for the World Cup Pro-Am can be seen below:
|Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins||Marshmello|
|Ben ‘DrLupo‘ Lupo||Sigala|
|Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney||Nav|
|Ghost Sean||Nick Shanholtz|
|Alexia Raye||Jordyn Jones|
|Dennis ‘Cloak‘ Lepore||Witt Lowry|
|Jack ‘CouRage‘ Dunlop||‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley|
|Solary Yoshi||Freddie Stroma|
|Tim ‘Timthetatman‘ Betar||Dante Basco|
|Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff||Mario Hezonja|
|Nick Eh 30||Max Carver|
|Pai Tamben Joga||Detonator|
|Ghost Aydan||Robert Abisi|
|Slogoman||Jeremy Ray Taylor|
|Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani||Michael Drayer|
What format will be used at the Pro-Am?
Epic have not officially announced the format that will be used at the World Cup Pro-Am, but it’s likely to be identical or at least similar to the one that was used in last month’s event.
In the previous Pro-Am, a total of four matches were played, with duos earning points for eliminations, placements, and, of course, Victory Royales.
We will have more information about the formats of both the Pro-Am and Creative Finals closer to when the events kick off.
Last updated July 25, 2019 at 7:10 PM EST.