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J Balvin cements his Fortnite legacy with a new Icon Series Outfit and Duos tournament.

The Fortnite Icon Series is getting stacked this year with big name after big name joining the roster. In the last couple of months alone we’ve seen pop sensation Ariana Grande and NBA superstar LeBron James get the in-game skin treatment.

Prince of Reggaeton J Balvin headlined the Fortnitemares Afterlife Party last October and now it’s his turn to be immortalized inside the Battle Royale universe. The J Balvin Icon Series set arrives in the Item Shop at 8 PM ET, August 26.

Available separately or as a bundle, J Balvin’s new gear includes the Balvin Cruiser Glider, In Da Party Emote and the Real Back Bling, a colorful sword which can be unsheathed to become the Real Pickaxe. The Outfit itself comes with two extra variants: the menacing Energia Balvin Style and the psychedelic Skeleton Balvin.

J Balvin Cup

Yet another opportunity to flex your Fortnite Duos muscles, the J Balvin Cup takes place on Tuesday, August 24. Grab a teammate and compete for the opportunity to unlock both the J Balvin skin and Real Back Bling/Pickaxe for free.

As you’ve probably come to expect, the tournament will last for approximately 3 hours, with players able to complete a maximum of 10 matches. Points are awarded for both eliminations and placement based on the following format:

Scoring System

Victory Royale: 42 Points
2nd: 36 Points
3rd: 32 Points
4th: 30 Points
5th: 29 Points
6th: 28 Points
7th: 27 Points
8th: 26 Points
9th: 25 Points
10th: 24 Points
11th: 23 Points
12th: 22 Points
13th: 21 Points
14th: 20 Points
15th: 19 Points
16th: 18 Points
17th: 17 Points
18th: 16 Points
19th: 15 Points
20th: 14 Points
21st: 13 Points
22nd: 12 Points
23rd: 11 Points
24th: 10 Points
25th-29th: 9 Points
30th-34th: 6 Points
35th-39th: 3 Points
40th-44th: 2 Points
45th-50th: 1 Point

Each Elimination: 1 Point



Top 2,500 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

NA East

Top 1,250 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

NA West

Top 500 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe


Top 1,000 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe


Top 250 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe


Top 250 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

Middle East

Top 250 Duos: J Balvin Outfit and Back Bling/Pickaxe

As always, make sure that both you and your partner are at Epic account level 30 or above and have Two-Factor Authentication set up. For full details and entry requirements read the J Balvin Cup Official Rules.

Track your performance during the event on our live J Balvin Cup leaderboards. Good luck!

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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