Incredible Plays from $10,000 Friday Fortnite Tournament Highlights Featuring Ninja, NICKMERCS and More - Dexerto

Incredible Plays from $10,000 Friday Fortnite Tournament Highlights Featuring Ninja, NICKMERCS and More

Published: 23/May/2018 17:29 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:37

by Calum Patterson


The second week of KEEMSTAR and UMG’s Friday Fortnite tournament built on the success of week one, with a doubled prize pool and even more big name players taking part.

Up from $5,000 in week one to $10,000, the tournament attracted the likes of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Dr DisRespect, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and more of the top Battle Royale streamers around.

With so many participants and exciting match ups to watch, hosts UMG put on their own stream of the event, in addition to players themselves, and did their best to bring viewers the as much of the action from across the tournament.

Complete with casting from some of the UMG team, the stream acted as the central hub for the tournament, allowing fans to enjoy lots of top players’ POV’s in one location.

And ahead of week three, which will once again feature another increased prize pool up to $20,000, the UMG team have released a highlight reel video showcasing some of the craziest moments from across the second event.

There is of course Ninja’s 23 kill round which was likely the number one highlight of the whole run, but also some other impressive and funny clips from the variety of players.

Week one winners NICKMERCS and Sypher feature in the highlights too, despite not being able to replicate their placement this time around.

You can also watch some of the most impressive moments from eventual winning duo SoaR Thiefs and Typical Gamer, who surprised many to take 1st place.

The third iteration of the the Friday Fortnite tournament is set for this Friday, May 25th, and as mentioned will feature a $20,000 prize pool.

Also be on the lookout for the new Saturday Fortnite tournament, which KEEMSTAR has arranged for ‘smaller’ creators to get their shot in the limelight.

You can watch the full week 2 highlights from the UMG and KEEMSTAR Friday Fortnite tournament below.


AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.