Ninja, TSM Myth and Nadeshot Defend KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite Tournament After Di3sel Criticism

Calum Patterson
Ninja, Twitch/Nadeshot, Twitter

A number of high profile streamers and YouTubers including Ninja, TSM’s Myth and 100 Thieves owner Nadeshot, have spoken up in defense of the Friday Fortnite tournament hosted by KEEMSTAR.

Despite the tournament’s success, organizer Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem was criticized following the conclusion of the second iteration on May 18th.

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Popular streamer Mike “Di3sel” Carr questioned KEEMSTAR’s suitability as the ‘public face’ of the tournament, saying he is ‘toxic.’

KEEMSTAR quickly fired back, explaining that his hosting of the tournament was done with purely good intentions in order to grow the competitive Fortnite scene and promote the many top streamers and YouTubers taking part.

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And now, some of the most high profile of these participants have also come to KEEMSTAR’s defense.

Owner of esports organization 100 Thieves Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag was first to stand up for KEEM’s involvement in the Friday Fortnite tournament.

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Shortly after, TSM Fortnite player Ali “Myth” Kabbani also contributed to the debate, explaining that the situation was not ‘black and white’, and that there is no personal connection implied by participation in the tournament.

Finally, the most popular Fortnite streamer and former professional esports player, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, attempted to calm the situation. Explaining that regardless of Di3sel’s personal issues with KEEMSTAR, the tournament was nothing but positive.

The Friday Fortnite tournament is set to take place once again this coming week, on Friday May 25th.

KEEMSTAR released a video entitled ‘final statement’, putting to rest the public dispute.