The list of players in the E3 Pro-Am Fortnite tournament has been released, and it features five NBA players led by Paul George.
As posted by Austin Goslin of Polygon, below is a list of the NBA players and their respective teammate:
Myth and Paul George
Gizzorz and Reggie Jackson
Sssniperwolf and Terrence Ross
Nickmercs and Andre Drummond
Summit1G and Kenneth Faried
It’s no surprise that NBA players have opted to join the video game tournament. During the season, clips and photos of several NBA stars have surfaced online, featuring them casually enjoying Fortnite.
The offseason is the perfect time for these players to forget about basketball for a minute and lock on in their joysticks and controllers.
As reported by Leo Sepkowtiz of Bleacher Report, Drummond of the Detroit Pistons admitted that Fortnite took over his life when his teammate Reggie Jackson introduced it to him:
“It took my life over from there,” says Drummond.
Ross of the Orlando Magic, for his part, compared it to the Hunger Games, noting that one has to outthink every player:
“Basically, it’s like the Hunger Games,” he says. “One hundred people on a map, survival game—find your supplies, weapons, materials. And basically after that, it’s every man for himself.” (Or every team for itself—you can play in a duo or a quad.)
“It’s all about awareness, knowing where stuff’s at,” he says. “It’s so funny because people think you take it too seriously, but it’s actually a little more military than people think. Someone’s coming south, west, here, there—you have to outthink all 99 people.”
The Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am will start on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm ET.