Lightning Pandas benefit from last-minute Fortnite Fall Skirmish rule change as player picks up bonus prize money

UK esports organisation Lightning Pandas are thrilled after their US Fortnite player Alex "Yoyokeepitup" Rickert won a bonus.

Yoyo was playing in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish at TwitchCon last weekend, which received a last-minute rule change.

Epic Games added in a 'Make It Rain' bonus just before the final round of the tournament. This bonus would see $10,000 awarded to the duo with the most combined eliminations during circles 3 and 4.

However, if the number of eliminations were tied, then the money would roll over into the next match.

 

"What a weekend. A fantastic performance from Alex and congrats to Epic Games for putting on a fantastic tournament at TwitchCon."
Michael Craddock, Lightning Pandas

 

What happened on the weekend was that the Make It Rain bonus rolled over to $60,000.

And it was Yoyo from Lightning Pandas and his duo partner Idontgamebro1 who picked up this bonus, after scoring two eliminations in the Make It Rain section. This means Yoyo took home half the bonus ($30,000) and Idontgamebro1 took home the other half.

Michael Craddock, co-founder at Kairos Group, which owns Lightning Pandas, said on LinkedIn that Yoyo had other earnings on the weekend as part of the Dusty Dogs Fortnite club.

"What a weekend," he said. "A fantastic performance from Alex and congrats to Epic Games for putting on a fantastic tournament at TwitchCon."

An excited Yoyo took to Twitter to express his delight and also took the time to plug his Fortnite code to the community:

Yoyo made a name for himself back in May when he soloed Ninja and Dakotaz.

The Fortnite Fall Skirmish was eventually won by FaZe Clan duo Turner "Tfue" Tenney and Dennis "Cloakzy" Lepore.

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