One of the highest profile Fortnite competitions to date has been won by a PlayStation 4 player going up against the PC competitors.
Popular personality and host of Drama Alert, Daniel ‘Keemstar’ Keem, hosted the tournament alongside UMG, with a $5,000 first place prize on offer for the winning duo.
The names featured in the internet celebrity tournament included a wide variety of content creators and professional Fortnite players.
Keemstar pulled out all the stops to get the biggest names involved, including members of Clout Gang, FaZe Clan, The Sidemen, OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves plus a host of other names including Mr Beast, NetNobody, Logan Paul, GreekGod and a whole host more.
Playing through a double elimination bracket, the tournament followed typical UMG Fortnite rules, which were created due to the lack of custom lobbies.
Two players from each team joined the opposing two players as a squad, and fought their way independently through the cycle of the map, with the winning squad the team with the most kills at the end. The rules require players to avoid each other and not to intentionally try and kill the opponent.
In a surprising turn of events, popular PS4 streamer NICKMERCS placed first alongside Luminosity Fortnite player, SypherPK.
They did drop to the loser bracket after losing in WBR4 to Jelly and Svenosss, but battled through to the grand final, defeating NoahJ456 and Avxry over two sets to secure the title!
KEEMSTAR’s UMG Fortnite Friday Tournament Results and Final Placements
|#||Player One||Player Two||Prize|
|5/6||Typical Gamer||SoaR Thief|
|9/12||Nick Eh 30||ONE_Shot_Guru|
|13/16||FaZe Blaze||FaZe Replays|
|25/32||Logan Paul||Dwaft Mamba|