Samsung’s Galaxy Squad Assembles: Awkwafina and Grand Prize Winner Hector Diaz join Ninja and Travis Scott in a Fortnite Battle Royale

Celebrity-packed squad, along with contest winner, will livestream their Fortnite gameplay this Tuesday debuting the all-new Galaxy accessory kit


NEW YORK CITY, October 25, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced results of the #NinjaGalaxySquad contest, which called for gamers to showcase their best moments while wearing the super elite Galaxy skin within Fortnite to secure a spot on Ninja’s coveted gaming squad. Grand prize winner Hector Diaz will join the celebrity-packed squad – including Fortnite streaming legend Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8 actor Nora “Awkwafina” Lum and award-winning artist Travis Scott – for an exclusive livestream. The exciting Fortnite gameplay is set to take place on Tuesday, October 30, which will also exclusively debut the all-new Galaxy accessory kit. Viewers can access the stream online at www.twitch.tv/ninja.

Starting Thursday, November 1, owners of the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4 can exclusively access the new Galaxy accessory kit for Fortnite, which includes back bling, a glider and a harvesting tool. The Galaxy accessory kit joins the Galaxy skin as exclusive, coveted in-game Fortnite content, available as a benefit for owners of Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4.

The livestream will bring Samsung’s latest TV spot, “Level Up,” to life by turning a Fortnite gamer’s dream into reality.



More about the #NinjaGalaxySquad

Awkwafina joins Ninja and Travis Scott on the Galaxy squad. Fresh off her starring roles in two blockbuster movies, Awkwafina is excited to drop into the arena and rack up Victory Royale after Victory Royale with her elite crew.

Hector Diaz, a service officer in the US Army based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, entered the #NinjaGalaxySquad contest by sharing a video, capturing his Fortnite gameplay in the Galaxy skin. Hector, a longtime tech enthusiast, plays Fortnite on his Galaxy Note9 daily. He’s a huge fan of Ninja and Travis Scott and is thrilled to have won the final spot on the squad.

In addition to the grand prize winner, three (3) runners-up are also receiving the Cross-Platform Gamer Pack. Valued at $5,249, the kit includes a 65” QLED TV, a 49” QLED gaming monitor, and AKG Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.

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One hundred (100) 3rd-prize winners will receive a pair of AKG Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.

Get Samsung’s best trade-in offer ever

Now through November 3, consumers can save up to $600, double the trade-in value, when they exchange their old device for a Galaxy Note9 on Samsung.com, Best Buy, AT&T and other retailers. More details about the trade-in deal can be found here: https://samsungpromotions.com/galaxyupgrade/.

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