9:02am PT by Patrick Shanley
'Fortnite' to Host Summer Block Party Event at Forum in Los Angeles
Fortnite is invading Los Angeles.
Epic Games massively successful Battle Royale shooter will host its first Fortnite Summer Block Party at the Forum in Los Angeles this June. Endeavor will oversee operations and logistics for the event, as it will also do for Epic's upcoming Fortnite World Cup this July.
“As gaming solidifies its position as one of the fastest-growing consumer trends globally, we are excited to work with Epic Games to provide Fortnite’s 250 million-player fan base the opportunity to get even closer to the action,” said Stuart Saw, senior vp e-sports at Endeavor. “The Summer Block Party will demonstrate the collective power of the Fortnite community and the strength of the brand, building on the success of last year’s record-breaking Pro-Am Charity Tournament.”
The two-day Summer Block Party event, starting June 15, will feature appearances by stars such as Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, musician Dillon Francis and more.
The event will feature a tournament in Fortnite's new Creative mode, which was launched last December and allows players to build in-game structures and create their own rules and challenges for gameplay. There will also be a competition in a new game mode designed specifically for the event.
During the Summer Block Party's second day, the second annual Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am will be held.
Tickets for the event start at $35 and verified fan registration began Friday morning and will close Monday. Presale tickets for the game's Battlepass members will go on sale Saturday and will be available through Monday, while general admission tickets will be available starting next Friday at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets purchased through Epic Games include 2,000 V-Bucks, Fortnite's in-game currency.
Attendees will be able to meet characters from the game, use a real-life zipline designed after the ones seen in Fortnite, play mini golf and explore a pirate ship as seen in the game.