The Fortnite x NBA The Crossover event has concluded, and the Los Angeles Lakers won by a landslide.
The competition started on May 19 allowing players to sign up online and choose the NBA team they wanted to represent. All 30 NBA teams were eligible to be selected, and each had a maximum of 15,000 players. However, players could still join those teams as fans and could still earn points for the team.
The difference between a player and a fan is that only the players can earn the rewards if their team placed in the top three. So, while the Los Angeles Lakers only had 136k members, only the 15k team members will earn the rewards. Regardless, the massive number of people supporting the Lakers allowed their team to win by a huge margin.
Lakers win Fortnite x NBA The Crossover
The Los Angeles Lakers and its 136k members scored a total of 86,821,005 points. These points were earned by completing daily challenges and repeatable challenges. It was clear early in the competition that the Lakers were going to win. At the end of the event, the Lakers placed first with over 30 million more points than the second-place team.
In second place, the Chicago Bulls earned 56,508,110 points followed by the Brooklyn Nets who scored 50,531,567. All of the remaining teams scored within a few million of one another. Yet, no one even came close to the Los Angeles Lakers.
A lot of players felt it unfair that an unlimited number of fans could join any team. While they wouldn’t earn any of the rewards at the end, they could still amass points for their teams. The 15k player cap mixed with website issues on the day the event launched led to a lot of frustration.
First place was awarded 500 V-Bucks per player, second place was 300, and third place was 100. These V-Bucks can take up to 30 days to appear in the players’ accounts. As well, every first-place teammate will earn the NBA Championship Back Bling. This cosmetic item will appear in the shop at a later date.