Friday Fortnite $10,000 Winners Typical Gamer and SoaR Thief Discuss Their Win, Fortnite Esports and Beating Pro's - Dexerto

Friday Fortnite $10,000 Winners Typical Gamer and SoaR Thief Discuss Their Win, Fortnite Esports and Beating Pro’s

Published: 19/May/2018 23:45 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 23:54

by Calum Patterson


The winners of the second of KEEMSTAR and UMG’s weekly Friday Fortnite tournament, YouTubers ‘TypicalGamer’ and SoaR member ‘Thief’, beat out top opposition to take the $10,000 prize.

The Friday Fortnite tournament is one of the first competitive Fortnite tournaments featuring a big cash prize, and features some of the biggest names in the community including Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, TSM’s Ali “Myth” Kabbani and many, many more.

The first week boasted a $5,000 prize, and was won by Luminosity player Sypher and 100 Thieves member Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff.

For the second running, the prize pool was doubled – indicative of the instant success which the first managed – and despite not being many people’s favorites, Typical Gamer and SoaR Thief took the top spot.

Not only did they beat out Ninja and his teammate, Team Envy player King Richard, but also took down TSM Pro players Daequan and Hamlinz in the grand final.

We caught up with the duo to discuss their big win, plans for the future and all things Fortnite esports.

So you’ve won the second of KEEMSTAR and UMG’s Friday Fortnite tournament, did you expect to do so well going into the tournament?

Typical Gamer: We went into both tournaments with a winners mentally but knew we were up against some really tough competition. Thief and I have great synergy and knew we were gonna do well but to win the whole thing was taking it to the next level and I’m proud of us. We played very consistently throughout both tournaments.

Thief: Honestly, going into it, Typical Gamer and myself were confident we could rack up the kills and we both knew we had a good chance to take it all home. All we had to do was beat Ninja and King Richard and we knew the victory was possible.

Who would you say was your toughest opponent in the tournament?

Typical Gamer: In this tournament it was definitely Daequan and Hamlinz. We beat them in the winners bracket by only a few kills and they were absolutely slaying. When they came up again into the finals we knew it was gonna be a tough fight the whole way through. Mad respect out to both of them – they’re really great players.

Thief: Daequan and Hamlinz put up a crazy fight and were definitely the biggest slayers we played against. I knew going into those matches it was going to be very tough, but we pulled through.

Have you noticed any extra attention from the fortnite community since your win, and how are you handling that?

Typical Gamer: There was a ton of eyes on the tournament with such huge influencers involved (and with such a popular game) so to win it all definitely got some attention. Just thanking everyone for their support was my main priority. Shoutout to KEEMSTAR and UMG for setting it all up.

Thief: The amount of support I’ve gotten across all of my social medias has been amazing and very exciting. Never seen anything like it. Thanks to KEEM and UMG for hosting and making it possible.

Where do you see the future of Fortnite esports as it develops, and do you intend to pursue competitive Fortnite further?

Typical Gamer: The future for Fortnite eSports is a bright one especially with Epic Games announcement of an $100 million prize pool for the 2018-2019 competitive season. In terms of pursuing competitive Fortnite further; I enjoy streaming too much to put in the hours that these pros will have to in order to compete in the competitions. Wouldn’t mind winning a few more tournaments though!

Thief: I see it going very smoothly considering Epic Games intends to approach esports for Fortnite already, and there’s already a Fortnite competitive community. If I got the right offer, I definitely would pursue it, but streaming Fortnite is what I love and have been enjoying.

What are your personal aspirations in your careers as content creators and personalities in the community?

Typical Gamer: I want to continue doing what I’m doing and spread positivity through my content. I’m having a lot of fun with Fortnite and those watching seem to really enjoy it as well. If I can make those watching a bit more happy or even laugh a bit I feel like I’ve succeeded – that’s my goal everyday.

Thief: Seeing the growth over the years from watching Ninja has been a huge part of inspiration to grind and pursue straming as a job. Since Fortnite has released I’ve taken a lot of tips and enjoy watching Tfue and Hamlinz. They’re both some of my favorite players and have learned a lot with my gameplay by watching them.

KEEMSTAR has already revealed that the third iteration of the Friday Fortnite Tournament will feature another increased prize pool – now a whopping $20,000, and will take place on May 25th.

You can keep up to date with both Thief and Typical Gamer via their social media links below, and be sure to tune in on Friday to see if they can take the 2peat.

Typical Gamer: Twitter / YouTube / Instagram

Thiefs: Twitter / Twitch / YouTube / Instagram

And if you missed it, you can watch their entire tournament run from start to finish via Typical Gamer’s YouTube stream.


Pokimane denies new Fedmyster claims, says he sent “admission of guilt”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:33

by Isaac McIntyre


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has hit back at claims made by former OfflineTV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan in a leaked exposé document, and revealed the disgraced Twitch star sent her what she believes is an “admission of guilt.”

Earlier this year, the OfflineTV house was rocked by accusations of harassment and misconduct leveled at former editor-turned-personality Fedmyster.

Several members of the Twitch content group, including Lilypichu and Yvonne, detailed how Gaytan had “came to [their] room, drunk” and “massaged [their] feet and thighs.” Yvonne also admitted he had “crawled in bed” with her, kissed her cheek, and put his hand up her shirt.

These accusations were compounded when Pokimane claimed Fed had been a “big reason” why she moved out of the house. Fedmyster was subsequently expelled from the OfflineTV house, and removed from the company.

After months of silence from the Twitch streamer, a document leaked online on Nov. 24, which mainly detailed Fed’s relationship with Pokimane. In the unreleased exposé titled “My Truth”, which Dexerto has read copies of, Gaytan, 25, accused Pokimane of “twisting the truth” about their relationship.

Pokimane has now hit back, speaking about the leaked document in a short Twitch stream on Wednesday. In her response, she suggests Fedmyster sent her an “admission of guilt” in regards to his “manipulative” actions.

fedmyster and pokimane
Instagram: Fedmyster
Fedmyster’s leaked doc, “My Truth,” mainly revolves around his relationship with Pokimane.

Fedmyster allegedly sent Pokimane “admission of guilt”

Anys, who admitted she’s already seen several versions of the Fedmyster document, doubled down on her previous June 29 claims. According to the Twitch star, Fed’s claim to a potential hookup, Steve, that they were “a thing” was the best example of his manipulation.

“I want to make it clear that, to me, this incident [with Steve] was clearly a mess-up on Fed’s part. I confronted Fed, he apologized… he admitted fault,” she said.

Pokimane revealed she messaged Fedmyster ahead of her ‘tell-all’ stream in June, asking if there was anything she “should maybe leave out.” When Gaytan requested she skip over the incident with Steve at the party, however, she refused.

“He said ‘if you can… leave out the Steve stuff, it’s something I wouldn’t like mentioned.’ I couldn’t leave that out. He asked me not to mention it, and I think that’s an admission of guilt, then later he says ‘that’s not how it went down’.”

Pokimane says Fed’s claims ‘overshadow’ real issue

The problem, she continued, is that Fed has focused on her being a “villain” and leading him on in the leaked document. This focus, which she believes “blows everything out of proportion,” is being used to overshadow the actual OfflineTV accusations.

“Essentially we had trouble being close but managing our friendship, knowing he wanted more, but I always felt I was upfront about it… it really bothers me that in this document he tried to make me out as the bad guy,” Pokimane said.

“Obviously we weren’t on the same page. I hope you guys can see this from my perspective… I didn’t see a future between the two of us. I thought I was always honest. Looking back, I should have been more aware of how I acted around him, but hindsight is 20/20!

“To me, in all honesty, all of this is just not important. It’s regular 20-year-old relationship bullsh*t. What I shared about the situation is my honest truth, and it’s totally irrelevant to the actual incidents that triggered all of this.”

Fedmyster says he “stands by document”

Fedmyster has addressed the leaked document too; according to the disgraced Twitch star, he had no plans to release the exposé, because it felt like “airing dirty laundry.”

“[Poki and I] came to agree that keeping things private and making no further statements publicly was what was best for us…We wanted to heal and prevent any further harm to the people involved,” he explained in a short Twitter post.

“On the topic of whether I tried to manipulate our friends to hate her, I still fully stand behind what my document reads but I want to emphasize that it wasn’t my intention to shine Poki in a bad light… I am deeply sorry, and wish I wasn’t so naive and insensitive.”

Fedmyster also said he “still believes [he] was mischaracterized,” but added “after talking to Poki I came to understand her perspective. My outlook on the situation as a whole now comes from a better place of understanding.”

Hours after finishing her stream, Anys took to her second Twitter account, where she said she was “looking forward to moving on” from the whole situation.

“Sorry, td was tough, it’s hard for me to reply to v private things without making the situation messier + I was not in a good headspace,” she wrote. “ty to those that were understanding. looking forward to moving on.”

Yvonne and Lilypichu, who were the first to level harassment allegations against Fedmyster, have not yet publicly addressed the leaked document.