Last week, Fortnite players who access the game on an Android device, were able to participate in the Fortnite Galaxy Cup. The success of this two-session tournament has prompted Fortnite to set up a couple of in-game events this week, starting with the We the People x More Than A Vote event, followed by a couple of Fortnite Throwback Cups.
We the People in Fortnite
On Tuesday June 27, during Fortnite’s Party Royale event, there will be a special in-game showing of the We The People x More Than A Vote campaign. The presentation will highlight a number of famous athletes, entertainers and other renown people discussing the impact of the voter suppression crisis that is affecting many Black communities in the United States.
The aim of the video is to, according to Epic Games official release “empower young adults to take action” against this form of voter suppression.
The event will be hosted by Cari Champion and will feature Jason Heyward, Bun B, Jalen Rose, Yvonne Orji and rapper Russ. The event starts at 7.00pm TV. The event will then be re-aired multiple times throughout the day every other hour.
Anyone that attends the in-game showing will receive a free gift of the new Emote Verve. This emote was modelled after a dance that was submitted by the winner of the Emote Royale Contest, Michael Mejeh, who choreographed the routine with his brother, Jamie.
To view the event, players need to launch Fortnite before 7pm EDT on July 28, select the Battle Royale game mode and enter the Party Royale playlist and head to the Big Screen on the Island. At 7pm, the event will start and while emotes will be disabled, those participating will be able to converse with their friends.
In addition to the Party Royale event above, Epic Games are also running two Throwback Cup competitions to honour World Cup Solo Champion Bugha and Duo Champions Aqua and Nyhrox.
The Bugha Throwback Cup will be a solo event with players competing over two rounds in all competitive Fortnite regions. The top 100 players in each region will advance from the first round to the second, apart from the NA East section which will see 99 players advance to compete against Bugha in the next phase.
The region-locked $100,000 tournament will begin on July 30 with the Grand Finals being completed a day later. Teams will play a maximum of 12 matches in round one over four hours of play.
The Aqua and Nyrhox Throwback Cup will follow a very similar format only this tournament will feature teams of two players competing against other duos. Each region will see the top 50 pairs advance to the Grand Finals, apart from Europe where Aqua and Nyrhox will take up one spot with 49 other duos joining them.
The tournament also has a $100,000 prize pool and this tournament begins a little earlier than the solo event as it starts on July 28 and will be completed on July 29, which will allow players, if they so wish, to compete in both the duo and single events.
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