KEEMSTAR announces return of Friday Fortnite tournaments, thanks to Banks and FaZe Clan - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR announces return of Friday Fortnite tournaments, thanks to Banks and FaZe Clan

Published: 21/May/2019 1:38 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 12:51

by Albert Petrosyan


Star YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has announced that his fan-favorite Friday Fortnite tournament series will be returning, thanks to FaZe Clan founder Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks

On May 20, KEEMSTAR put out a tweet notifying fans that his popular tournament series will be returning after nearly a year’s absence.

To help fund the tournaments, Banks and FaZe Clan have offered to donate $60,000, which happens to be the very total they claim to have profited from their star pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, with whom they’re currently in a legal battle with after he filed a controversial lawsuit against FaZe.

According to Keem’s tweet, there will be a total of three weekly Friday Fortnite tournaments, with the first one set to take place on Friday, May 31, although that date is always subject to change.

As far as who will be running the events, Keem has confirmed that it will be UMG once again, as they were the hosts of all ten Friday Fortnite tournaments last year.

What is Friday Fortnite?

First introduced in May of 2018, Friday Fortnite is a double-elimination duos tournament that features the most prominent streamers, YouTubers, and pro players of the battle royale community.

The format of the tournament is simple – the duos matched up in each round have to queue into two squads lobbies together, and the team that has the most eliminations after the two matches advances to the next round.

Ironically, the team that won the most Friday Fortnite tournaments last year was the FaZe duo of Tfue and Cloakzy, who won it four times while no other player managed to win more than one.

Seeing as how the prize money will technically be what FaZe profited from having Tfue on their org, it remains to be seen whether the superstar pro player will choose to participate in these three tournaments.

FaZe ClanThe duo of Tfue and Cloak won Friday Fortnite on four different occasions, while no other player managed to win more than once.

Why did Friday Fortnite stop?

The tenth running of KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite series on July 14, 2018 turned out to be the final one, as the YouTube became involved in a very public and drawn out feud with developers Epic Games.

Starting from mid-July, Epic decided to run their weekly Summer Skirmish tournaments on Fridays, which Keem took as a personal insult, leading him to discontinue to fan-favorite series.

While he’s since hinted at bringing back the series on numerous occasions, this is the first time since last summer that plans seemed to have worked out.

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Alexandra Botez responds to creepy Twitch viewer asking to see her feet

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:01

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer and chess guru Alexandra Botez wasn’t going to put up with trolls asking to see her feet during a live stream.

During the broadcast, as Botez was challenging players in chess, a viewer decided to ask the streamer if they could see her feet – something that promoted a hilarious response from Alexandra.

“Sir, you’re not seeing… you know what,” the frustrated streamer began, before pausing with a smirk. “I’m going to show you what’s on my feet, and you’re going to stop asking.”

With that, the 25-year-old lifted up her shoe and showed it off in front of the camera.

Alexandra Botez holds a shoe
Mess with the Botez, get the shoe.

“I’m wearing these clogs, okay? This is all you need to know. And if you would ask me that in person, I would turn into Romanian Botez,” she added.

Next, Alexandra pretended to smack the person with her clog while rambling on in Romanian.

“And I would hit you in the head with my shoe,” she warned. “And you wouldn’t see feet because your vision would be blurry.”

Amusingly, after that whole rant, the streamer went right back into challenging whoever she wanted to play next, as if the whole foot fiasco never even happened.

Fans have requested feet before

This isn’t the first time that Alexandra has been asked to show her feet, oddly enough. Earlier in 2020, a viewer donated $3 and asked the streamer to reveal her highly fetishized body part.

Instead of showing them off, however, she simply drew a foot on a piece of paper and held it up for the camera, which confused her two on-stream guests.

“Someone donated to show feet,” she explained, prompting some laughs in the chat.

While Botez has handled the foot remarks quite well thus far, the next time someone dares to ask the chess queen to slip off her shoes to expose her feet, they could be getting a clog to the skull.