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Betting Company Starts Offering Odds on KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite Tournament

Published: 6/Jul/2018 20:12 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:27

by Mike Kent

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The success of KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament has resulted in a major sports betting company offering odds on the outcome.

KEEMSTAR launched the competition in conjunction with tournament organizer, UMG, in order to promote both Fortnite and the streamers involved.

The invite-only online event is in its ninth week and continues to invite only those with the highest social media and YouTube/Twitch followings, rather than professional players.

Despite only involving high profile personalities, it’s still a hard-fought competition with an impressive $20,000 prize pool, with $10,000 going to the winners. Those who walk away with first place often donate to charity.

The ninth week of competition begins on Friday July 6 and for the second week in a row, a major sports betting company is offering odds on both single matchups and the outcome.

Residents of countries where it is legal to gamble on esports competitions, such as the UK, are able to sign up to SkyBet and place their bets on who will walk away with first place.

The odds appear to be based on previous weeks with FaZe Clan’s TFUE and Cloakzy coming in as the favorites for week nine, having won it multiple times previously.

You can view the odds offered before the tournament began below. It’s now likely that other betting companies will follow suit for future weeks.

You can keep up to date with KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament via our dedicated coverage hub for week nine.

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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter

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The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.