Red Bull's Fortnite Event Featuring Ninja Did Not Went As Planned

Posted: Jul 23 2018, 12:14am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Red Bull's Fortnite Event Featuring Ninja Did Not Went as Planned
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Hosting an eSports event has its perils.

Red Bull jumps on the red-hot gaming phenomenon Fortnite with a grassroots live gaming event. Super popular Fortnite streamer Ninja and DrLupo were at hand to battle in Fortnite against an army of fans. The Fortnite tournament in Chicago started out on the wrong foot.

The tournament servers had to get patched to the latest version, causing a two-hour delay. This is actually an issue that occurs more often than one would think at live gaming events. According to ESPN's extensive coverage of the Rise Till Dawn Fortnite event hosted by Red Bull, Ninja kept fans entertainment with signing T-shirts and posing with fans for selfies.

Ninja and DrLupo started the tournament with some entertaining victories. The event was of course live streamed on Twitch. The final game of the evening ended though with early kills of Ninja and DrLupo. Fans took home the final Fortnite battle.

ESPN has interviewed Ninja (Tyler Blevins) before the Rise Till Dawn Fortnite event. He talks about why he keeps his Twitch channel family friendly and how he lives as role models for kids around the world playing Fortnite.

Fortnite is a 2017 video game developed by Epic Games. The release of the Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players fight in increasingly-smaller spaces to be the last person standing, brought the viral breakthrough.

As of June 2018, just after the Nintendo Switch release, Fortnite had reached 125 million players according to Epic Games. Revenue from Fortnite Battle Royale is estimated to reach over $300 million in monthly revenues, according to a SuperData Research report.

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