Silicon Harlem, iHeartMedia, and The Armory Foundation are proud to bring Fortnite in the Heights to New York City. The event will take place at the iconic Armory Track Arena in Washington Heights. This family-friendly event is designed to combine gaming, technology, and health throughout the experience.
Everyone is invited to play and participate in this esport styled tournament. There’s a great prize pool. Arrive early and run a few laps around the iconic Armory track.

On August 11th, 2018 at 11 am, gamers of all ages will be able to participate in the Fortnite in the Heights. You will need one ticket for building entry and another for contest participation, Eventbrite link below. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 13-17 can participate with consent.

How it Works:

Check-in and Prelims – 11:00am-1:00pm

Break – 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Winners circle tournament – 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Break – 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Final Battle – 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Prizes and Awards – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Event is over at 5pm

For the prelims, you can play as many games as possible to get in the winner’s tournament. A Fortnite in the Heights Official will record the winner of every battle and record your kills per game to determine your ability to advance. There will be a main stage with 100 PC’s for the competition. They will provide the machines for the main stage. All players are allowed to bring an Xbox Controller or PS4 controller to connect to the Windows 10 computers to play the game if they do not want to play with the provided mouse and keyboard. Players are also allowed to bring their own mouse and keyboard if desired. Portable devices such as the Nintendo Switch and personal laptops are allowed to compete once evaluated by a Fortnite Official at registration.

The top 100 will be selected from the leaderboard to play the final series of battles to see who is the ultimate winner/survivor.

The event will take place at Armory Track & Field Arena, 216 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032
To purchase tickets and to get more details from Eventbrite here:
Official Fortnite in the Heights website:
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Michelle Caines
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Co-creator of Uptown Birdies, Michelle is a Harlem-born mother of three with a passion for anything educational and mindfulness. She enjoys hunting down affordable kid-friendly events within upper Manhattan and teaching mindfulness. Social handle: @mscaines & @tlbmindfulness