World’s best Fortnite players confirmed for AO Summer Smash

  • ausopen.com

Some of the world’s most recognised Fortnite players have confirmed their attendance at the Fortnite Summer Smash at Australian Open 2020 taking place from 1-2 February.

Australia’s largest competitive gaming event will take place during the AO finals weekend, featuring a $100,000 Charity ProAm on the Saturday followed by the $400,000 Solos Championship tournament on the Sunday.

The weekend will host players from more than 12 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, USA, China and Japan, with additional players still to be announced.

The Charity Pro-Am on Saturday 1 February will be a trios event, with a personality from sports and entertainment, a professional competitive gamer and a content creator forming each team.

Fortnite player Lachlan in action at the 2019 Fortnight Summer Smash. (photo: Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia)

Thirty teams will take to the floor of Margaret Court Arena on Saturday with the winners donating to their choice of charity. The full Charity Pro-Am will be revealed in the coming weeks.

On Sunday 2 February, the Solo’s Championship will host 90 of the world’s top professional Fortnite players competing for $400,000 in prize money across six rounds.

Some of the biggest local names such as MrFreshAsian, Muselk, Mitch Robinson, Lachlan, x2 Twins and international stars BenjyFishy, EpikWhale, Mitr0, Zexrow, Jaomock, Airwaks are confirmed for the solos event.

The most up-to-date entry list is provided below, with more international names to be confirmed.

Charity Pro-Am prize money breakdown ($AUD)

1st place: $30,000
2nd place: $21,000
3rd place: $15,000
4th place: $12,000
5th place: $6,000
6th place: $4,500
7th-10th place: $3,000

Solos Championship prize money breakdown ($AUD)

1st place: $100,000
2nd place: $40,000
3rd place: $25,000
4th place: $18,000
5th place: $11,000
6th place: $10,000
7th place: $8,000
8th place: $6,000
9th place: $5,000
10th-24th place: $3,000
25th-90th place: $2,000

Most popular confirmed attendees (Charity Pro-Am and Solos)

*social followings as of 13 Jan
1. Lachlan: Youtube: 12.3 million, Twitter: 1.1 million, 1.7 million
2. Lazarbeam: Youtube: 12.3 million, Twitter: 769k, Instagram: 1.8 million
3. Muselk: Youtube: 8.15 million, Twitter: 850k, Instagram: 1.1 million
4. MrFreshAsian: Youtube: 2.64 million, Instagram: 1.3 million, Twitter: 297k
5. Loserfruit: Youtube: 1.84 million, Instagram: 810k, Twitter: 374k
6. Mully: Youtube: 1.41 million, Instagram: 163k
7. Faze Replays: Youtube: 867k, Instagram: 576k, Twitter: 399k
8. BenjyFishy: Youtube: 494K, Instagram: 1.1million, Twitter: 444.5k
9. Tannar: Youtube: 694k, Instagram: 375k, Twitter: 71.2k
10. Mitr0: Youtube: 371k, Twitter: 347k
11. Jaomock: Youtube: 160k, Instagram: 96.4k, Twitter: 232.5k
12. X2Twins: Youtube: 263k, Instagram: 67.2k, Twitter: 45.4k
13. Nyhrox: Youtube: 34.7k, Instagram: 129k, Twitter: 125.7k
14. Solary Airwaks: Youtube: 71k, Instagram: 171k, Twitter: 163k
15. AlexAce: Youtube: 871k

“We are really looking forward to the second Fortnite Summer Smash here at the Australian Open,” AO Summer Smash organiser, Mark Riedy said.

“Competitive gaming is the fastest growing sport in the world, and to be able to tap into that audience and bring to life an event of this scale at one of the biggest sporting events in the Australian Open is something we are incredibly proud of.

“In our first year the Summer Smash generated more than 11 million views on YouTube alone, and hundreds of thousands of fans tuned into live broadcasts via digital platforms.

"We know the potential this event has and want to ensure we continue to build year-on-year to be one of the best competitive gaming events not only in the Asia Pacific region, but the world."

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and start from $54 for adults, and $10 for kids.

Ticket holders must purchase a specific Fortnite ticket, which will also grant access to the Australian Open grounds including the AO Live Stage for over 18’s.

AO SUMMER SMASH SOLOS PLAYER LIST

*as of 16 January 2020

 

AO Summer Smash Fortnite Championship Solos

OCE

North America

Alecc

Mitch Robinson

Ceice

Breso

MrFreshAsian

Elevate

Caryion

Muselk

EpikWhale

Cat

Parpy

Jaomock

Colt

Predepression

Maddie

CoverH

Psyper

NotVivid

Criser

Rel

Replays

Desire

RepulseGod

Saf

Symmetrical

Dylan

Serpennt

Tilt

Eshz_

Skyla

TINARAES

Forbes

Slaya

Vinny1x

Gheez

Sorif

Zayt

Gooboz

Sozmann

Zexrow

Hype

SpeedyND

Europe

Jahlyn

Spraz

Airwaks

Jax

Squeakz

Aqua

Jynx

Sync

BenjyFishy

Kquid

Trapped

Mitr0

Lachlan

Twizz

Nyhrox

Lapex

Volx

South America

Link

Worthy

Blackoutz

Looter

x2TwinsJesse

Drakonz

McCreamy

x2TwinsJordan

Asia

Minkin

Zoreh

TBA

*Additional player names will be revealed over the coming weeks, stay tuned via the Aus Open website and Twitter channels.