Controversy Brews in the $20,000 'Friday Fortnite' Tournament Involving Nickmercs/SypherPK and the TSM Duo of Myth and Hamlinz - Dexerto

Controversy Brews in the $20,000 ‘Friday Fortnite’ Tournament Involving Nickmercs/SypherPK and the TSM Duo of Myth and Hamlinz

Published: 25/May/2018 23:02 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 23:53

by Albert Petrosyan


Controversy has brewed in week three of the ‘Friday Fortnite’ $20,000 tournament involving two teams and a newly implemented rule.

A tiebreaker match between the team of ‘Nickmercs’ and ‘SypherPK’ and the Team SoloMid pro Fortnite duo of ‘Myth’ and ‘Hamlinz’ had to be replayed because SypherPK allegedly did not adhere to the new stream delay rule.

The two teams matched up in the second round of the competition’s Winners Bracket, and since the total kill counts of both sides were even after two games, a third game had to be played.

After Nickmercs and SypherPK won the tiebreaker match and looked to move on in the bracket, Myth claimed that he had died at the hands of stream snipers and asked to make sure that SypherPK had the correct stream delay on.

New tournament rules dictate that all participants of ‘Friday Fortnite’ who are live-streaming their gameplay must have at least a two minute delay on their streams, and after a closer look, it appeared that SypherPK’s delay fell several seconds short of that.

The tournament referee in charge initially gave Nickmercs and SypherPK the win, allowing them to proceed to their next match, in which they beat ‘Ricegum’ and FaZe Clan’s ‘SpaceLyon’ in the first game.

However, during that match, they were notified that the decision had been reversed and they had to replay their tiebreaker match against their previous opponents because of the apparent violation of the stream delay rule. 

After a few brief moments of tension and frustration among all parties involved, Myth and Hamlinz agreed to take the loss and move to the Losers Bracket, giving Nickmercs and SypherPK the win after all.

Popular YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, who is the brains behind ‘Friday Fortnite,’ tweeted some information out about the situation.

However, it was not all good news for the winning team as the tournament officials decided to not count their previous victory in the first game of their match against Ricegum and SpaceLyon, which they had been playing when the decision to replay the tiebreaker was first announced.


Baby Yoda coming in Fortnite Season 5, Mandalorian Star Wars theme leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:58 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 15:48

by David Purcell


Huge Fortnite Season 5 leaks have revealed the next major update will be a crossover with Star Wars and The Mandalorian, featuring Baby Yoda. 

The update is expected to land at the end of November, with Epic Games continuing their relationship with Disney. Previous seasons have been all about Marvel, and following on from the success of The Mandalorian Season 2, it looks like the game is set to strike while the iron is hot on the hype.

On November 24, within the week the patch is expected to roll out, leakers ShiinaBR and others are reporting the crossover is imminent.

First of all, the dataminer tweeted: “So the next Battle Pass is Star Wars themed?? Both the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda will be a part of it!”

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass leaked: Star Wars & Mandalorian

This very quickly caught the attention of fans, before later posting a leaked image of the Battle Pass advertising.

As seen below, there is an image of Fortnite skins – spearheaded by the Mandalorian – and to his side you can see little Baby Yoda, which will presumably be a Back Bling in the next major update.

Fortnite Crew leak

Fortnite Crew
Epic Games
Fortnite Crew will be a paid subscription service each month.

A first look at the new Fortnite Crew subscription service has also been revealed ahead of schedule.

There are reports that this will be a monthly subscription service to the game, which will land players a select amount of V-Bucks per month, the Battle Pass for each season, and new skin packs to open with cosmetics and outfits inside.

Presumably, that will roll out alongside the next major update. According to website Indigo Pearl, it will cost £9.99 / $9.99 per month and will including the following.

  • Battle Pass
  • 1,000 V-Bucks each month
  • New Monthly Crew Pack!

Once we have more information confirmed by the developers, we’ll be the first to let you know. It looks like it’s going to be a big season for the game, following on from Season 4 which was all about the Avengers and ultimately – Galactus as well.