Epic Games and TikTok announce Fortnite dance emote contest
This Saturday, Epic Games announced their collaboration with TikTok, to present the Fortnite #EmoteRoyaleContest, in which players and fans of the widely popular battle royale game will have a chance to have their own dance featured in the game as a new Fortnite emote.
Fortnite unveiled a new exciting partnership with a video-sharing social networking service TikTok to introduce the #EmoteRoyaleContest, which will give Fortnite fans a chance to leave their own mark in the widely popular battle royale game. The #EmoteRoyaleContest, was announced on Fortnite's Twitter account and on their official website this January 18, 2020, which also unveiled the contest deadline of January 24.
The premise behind #EmoteRoyaleContest is that Fortnite fans can submit their own original dance moves in the form of a TikTok video with music, which is a standard medium for any TikTok content creators. The said dances will then be reviewed and the best dance move will become an official emote in Fortnite. The fan who will submit the winning dance will also receive a reward of 25,000 V-Bucks as well as a Fortnite VIP giveaway package, which includes many great things, including both in-game items as well as “physical” items.
Items included in the VIP package include Custom Fortnite Swag Bag, UNIQLO hoodie, NEFF hoodie, Sprayground crossbody bag, Jazwares Battle Bus Drone, Jazwares Glider Drone Bitty Boomer wireless speaker, One Funko collectable, NERF SMG, Trends custom lithograph poster, Dark Fire Xbox Bundle, Jenga: Fortnite Edition and Dark Fire PS4 Bundle. The retail value of items is slightly over $420.
The announcement of the new contest comes shortly after Fortnite unveiled Richard Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has received his own Fortnite skin and dance emote in the game, which was the first official Fortnite skin for a content creator/streamer. It was believed the Ninja skin and dance move will set a precedent for more streamers and concent creators to receive their own skins and/or dance emotes, and it seems like the speculations were true.
Alongside the announcement of #EmoteRoyaleContest, Fortnite also unveiled a new dance move, inspired by a famous streamer and content creator Imane Anys, better known as Pokimane. Her new dance emote will become available for purchase on Sunday, January 19, at 4:00 PM.
But it was not only Pokimane who received her own dance emote in the game. Epic Games also unveiled a new dance inspired by an American singer Jordan Fisher, who is far from a professional Fortnite player, yet he has made an appearance at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Celebrity Pro-Am where he played with a FaZe Clan member Soleil "Ewok" Wheeler and finished 25th. He is also a huge fan of the game and Epic Games seemingly decided to show their appreciation for him as well.
Fortnite is known for its dancing emotes, with dances such as "flossing", which spread like wildfire across the world and became a trend of its own. Most of the Fortnite dances are taken from famous movies, tv shows or even from "memes", so it's easy to see why Fortnite dances not only became a meme on its own, but also widely popular among younger generations. And now it seems Fortnite will expand on its dance emotes by adding new, fresh moves, via community's contributions, which should add some uniqueness to their wide range of emotes.
Anyone who wishes to participate in the #EmoteRoyaleContest can do so by submitting his/her own dance moves, to TikTok "submissions". The video must be filmed as a TikTok and be accompanied by sponsor-provided Fortnite emote music. The entrants must also be at least 13-years of age and adhere to the contest's official rules. All submissions must be sent during the contest period, which began on January 18, and will last until January 24, 11:59 PM PST.