Fortnite Summer Smash at Australian Open

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The largest competitive gaming event in Australian history, the Fortnite Summer Smash at the Australian Open, lands at Margaret Court Arena in January! 

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Australia’s best Fortnite players are set to compete in a solos tournament with a further 100 personalities from sports, entertainment and the gaming world taking part in a Pro-Am duos tournament for a record $500,000 in combined prize money and charitable donations.


The Fortnite Summer Smash solos event will consist of three phases – registration, a qualifying stage and finals stage. Points awarded for each stage are as follows:

Victory Royale: +3 Points
2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points
4th-10th Place: +1 Point
3-4 Eliminations: +1 Point
5-6 Eliminations: +2 Points
7+ Eliminations: +3 Points

The first 500 eligible players to register online will be invited to compete in one of 5 heats at Margaret Court Arena on Saturday 26th of January 2019. Each heat will consist of two matches, with the top 20 from each heat progressing to a 6 match Grand Finals event a day later.

A 3 match charity Pro-AM duos event will be held after after the solos, and features some of Australia’s best players from gaming and entertainment.


1st place        $100,000
2nd-3rd place        $50,000
4th-6th place        $25,000
7th-10th place        $5,000
11th-15th place    $3,000
16th-20th place     $2,000
21st-100th place     $1,000

1st place        $50,000
2nd-3rd place        $20,000
4th place        $10,000

All prizes are in Australian dollars. *Duos event prizes to be donated to charity of winners choice.

How to play

Registration is now closed. We will be in touch shortly with further information to those who have sent applications.


TBA. No external peripheral devices - you must use the peripherals provided.

7 Jan 19

Fortnite is coming to AO2019


The Fortnite Summer Smash at the Australian Open is produced and operated by Tennis Australia.