'Fortnite' is to host a star-studded Party Royale after plenty of celebrity interest in the game.



Epic Games have confirmed they will host the event at E3 - also known as Electronic Entertainment Expo - in Los Angeles in June with 50 celebs taking on 50 pro gamers at the co-op sandbox survival title.

In a post on their official site, Epic wrote: "Join us this E3 for the ultimate Fortnite Party Royale, pairing some of the world's greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe.

"Teams will clash in the premier Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am in Los Angeles during E3. One team will rise to the top for ultimate bragging rights. Who will claim Victory Royale?

"We'll soon begin building the teams, so stay tuned for more information on the event."

What's more, 'Fortnite' fans will be delighted to hear Epic is planning to reveal competitive play season details in the coming weeks.

They wrote: "And one more thing... details on the first season of competitive play coming in the next few weeks! (sic)"

This comes after Drake played 'Fortnite' with streamer Ninja on Twitch and they broke a record for the number of streams.

At one point there were more than 628,000 concurrent streams on the go, smashing the previous record of 388,000 viewers.

Kate Jhaveri, senior vice-president of marketing at Twitch, said: "Ninja and Drake's Fortnite livestream on Twitch attracted 628K concurrent viewers, setting a new milestone in terms of peak concurrent viewers on an individual's channel.

"Seeing a top gamer and musician come together on Twitch and unite their large and passionate communities is a cultural moment in terms of building awareness around the appeal of social video and it's only going to grow from here."

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