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Published: 8/Jun/2018 0:33 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04by Albert Petrosyan
Popular YouTuber and ‘DramaAlert’ host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and online tournament host website UMG have partnered up once again to host the fifth running of the ‘Friday Fortnite’ celebrity tournament.
Returning for the fifth week in a row, the weekly competition has turned into a fan-favorite event, and will once again feature a whopping $20,000 prize pool.
The Friday Fortnite tournament is an effort by KEEMSTAR to strengthen the bridge between the popular Battle Royale title and quality content creation.
As usual, this week’s competition will feature some of the biggest names in the online community, including members of the Clout Gang, FaZe Clan, Team SoloMid, The Sidemen, OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves, Luminosity Gaming, and a host of other big YouTubers and Twitch Streamers such as Ninja, Roman Atwood, Timthetatman, and more.
The winner’s of last week’s tournament were the TSM pro player duo of ‘Myth’ and ‘Hamlinz,’ who will be teaming up once again to defend their championship and become the first two players to win Friday Fortnite more than once.
The payouts for Week Five of Friday Fortnite will be the following:
1st Place – $10,000
2nd Place – $7,000
3rd place – $3,000
Here is the full bracket of the double elimination tournament, which will automatically update as the competition progresses.
Start Time: June 8th (4pm EST, 1pm PST, 9pm BST, 7am AEDT)
Because there are no custom games or lobbies in Fortnite yet, the tournament is played on public servers using the following rules:
UPDATED: You must have your delay set to 120 seconds on your OBS settings when you are streaming, failing to do so will result in a forfeit and or a replay of the match that was played.
Winner’s Bracket – The hosting team will host a SQUAD game session. Then they will invite his teammate, and their opponents to the game session and then begin their match.
Loser’s Bracket – The hosting team will host a SQUAD BLITZ game session. Then they will invite his teammate, and their opponents to the game session and then begin their match.
How To Win:
For this tournament you will play two games. Each game you must keep track of your kills for each game played. The combined amount of kills for each game will determine which team will win the match. If out of the two games played the kills are tied a third map will be played to determine a winner for the match.
You will party up as a SQUAD or DUOS with your opponent based on the type of match (1v1, 2v2). Any player inside of that queued session MAY NOT destroy any bases made by their opponent, make them fall, or any other actions that may help lead to that person’s death.
Examples of sabotage include but are not limited to:
For no-shows in this tournament if you fail to respond within a fair given time frame you may be forfeited from the tournament.
To report another team for a no show for the match you will need to contact the UMG Admin Demo or Mike so they can handle it accordingly.
All forfeits will be handled and made by the judgement of the UMG Admin Demo or Mike.
The Friday Fortnite #4 tournament will be live-streamed on the UMGEvents Twitch channel, as well as on the individual channels of many of the participants.
Streams of the competition will be added to this article once the start time of the competition draws near.