Fortnite battle takes centre court.


USUALLY it's tennis greats like Djokovic or Kyrgios who bring the crowds to the Australian Open.

But this year, gamers from across the world will travel to the tennis tournament as their gaming heroes take to the court in a Fortnite battle.

The wildly popular video game is merging with the Australian Open, presenting the first ever Fortnite Summer Smash tournament.

And it's set to be the biggest competitive gaming event in Australian history.

Amid the tennis match-ups, video game fans will watch their favourite professional gamers vie for the title of Australia's best Fortnite player.

More than 100 personalities from sport, entertainment and gaming industries will also take part in a ProAm tournament.

Across the Australia Day weekend, a record $500,000 in prizemoney and charitable donations will be awarded to the winners of the event.

Joining the Australian Open athletes such as Roger...

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