Epic Games Announces Ticket Pre-Registration for First-Ever
Fortnite Summer Block Party
Two-day event will take place on June 15 – June 16 at the Forum in Los Angeles, California
Beverly Hills, CA (May 10, 2019) – Epic Games announced today that it will host the Fortnite Summer Block Party, a two-day event celebrating the Fortnite community. The event will feature top creators and celebrities like Ninja, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, Dillon Francis, KittyPlays, Cray and Jordan Fisher, and will take place at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. Verified fan registration begins today at 10am ET.
On June 15, fans can watch celebrities, YouTubers and their favorite streamers battle it out in the first-ever Creative tournament. Teams will fight for fame on a new player-made game designed specifically for this event. On June 16, the Celebrity Pro-Am will return for its second year. Fans will find out which team will take home the Victory Royale.
Tickets to attend the Summer Block Party will start at $35, giving fans access to both days of activities including the Fortnite Fan Festival. Attendees will have the chance to meet more than 20 characters including Peely, Fishstick and Brite Bomber; glide on the island’s trademark ziplines; visit attractions such as the Pirate Ship and Fortnite Mini Golf; explore in-game eateries Durr Burger, Pizza Pete’s, Sofdeez Ice Cream Shop and more.
Endeavor, a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion with a portfolio of companies including WME, IMG, and UFC, is overseeing operations and logistics for the event in addition to the Fortnite World Cup in July, another first-of-its-kind fan experience.
“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, SVP of eSports, 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.”
Verified fan registration is open now and will close on Monday, May 13 at 10pm PT. To pre-register, fans should visit Fortnite’s Ticketmaster Verified Fan website, enter their information and when tickets go on-sale they will be among the first to be notified. Fortnite partnered with Ticketmaster and its Verified Fan program to help remove scalpers and bots from the ticketing process to better ensure tickets get directly into the hands of fans.
Battlepass pre-sale tickets will go on-sale for Fortnite fans on Saturday, May 11 at 10am PT, and be available until Monday, May 13 at 10pm PT. Verified Fan presale will run from Wednesday, May 15 at 10am PT through Thursday, May 16 at 10pm PT, and general public on-sale will begin Friday, May 17th at 10am PT.
Epic Games is offering two tiers of tickets, including $35 and $60, and each comes with 2,000 V-Bucks. Tickets holders are limited to four, and they must purchase two-day tickets.
For more details on the Fortnite Summer Block Party, check out the website here.
About Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com. Follow @EpicGames for updates.
Endeavor is a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Named one of Fortune’s 25 Most Important Private Companies, Endeavor is comprised of a number of industry-leading companies including WME, IMG, and UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation and management; brand marketing, sponsorship and licensing; media development, sales and distribution; event operation and management; and sports training and league development.
About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, located in Inglewood, CA, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the venue includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is part of The Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of iconic venues, which also includes: New York’s Madison Square Garden, the Hulu Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, the Boch Center Wang Theatre, and the Beacon Theater. For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.
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