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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


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.


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.