FaZe Clan's 'Tfue' and 'Cloak' Win the KEEMSTAR $20,000 'Friday Fortnite #7' Celebrity Tournament - Recap and Final Placements - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan’s ‘Tfue’ and ‘Cloak’ Win the KEEMSTAR $20,000 ‘Friday Fortnite #7’ Celebrity Tournament – Recap and Final Placements

Published: 23/Jun/2018 3:45 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan professional Fortnite players Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore have won the seventh running of the KEEMSTAR ‘Friday Fortnite’ celebrity tournament.

The pair beat out popular YouTuber ‘Avxry’ and Team SoloMid content creator and former Gears of War pro player ‘HighDistortion’ in the Grand Final to claim the $10,000 grand prize and become the first two players to win the competition three times.

Having already beat Avxry and HighDistortion to win the Winners Bracket, Tfue and Cloak needed to only win one match in the Grand Final to secure the championship, whereas the other pair needed two.

In the first game of match one, the FaZe duo managed to build a 20-13 lead, meaning that their opponents needed at least 7 more kills in the second game to stay alive.

However, despite racing to a 6-0 lead in the second game, Avxry and HighDistortion both got eliminated, giving FaZe the 20-19 match one victory and the championship.

The victory meant that Tfue and Cloak were the first players to win Friday Fortnite for an unprecedented third time, while no other players have managed to win it more than once.

On the other side of the coin, it was heartbreak once again for Avxry, who has gone deep in nearly every tournament, including a Grand Final appearance in Week 1, but has not managed to secure a championship.

Sponsored by popular YouTube Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and UMG, the seventh running of the ‘Friday Fortnite’ tournament on June 22nd featured some of the biggest names of the online gaming and content creation communities.

Members of FaZe Clan, Team SoloMid, The Sidemen, OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves, and a host of other big YouTubers and Twitch streamers such as Ninja, Dr DisRespect, Roman Atwood all competed for a piece of the massive $20,000 prize pool.

Last week’s champions, 13 year old ‘Mongraal’ and 17 year old ‘Domentos’ were unable to replicate their championship success as the former was knocked out in the first round while the latter did not participate at all.

Here are the final placements for Friday Fortnite Week 7.

Place Team Prize
1 FaZe Tfue & FaZe Cloak $10,000
2 Avxry & HighDistortion $7,000
3 TSM Myth & TSM Hamlinz $3,000
4 Ninja & c9Hysteria
5/6 King Richard & Aimbotcalvin
5/6 Vikkstar123 & NoahJ456
7/8 Jaomock & Thief
7/8 TBNRfrags & TBNRkenny
9/12 FaZe Banks & YeloTree
9/12 Ricegum & Tennpo
9/12 Kwebbelkop & LDYung
9/12 GhostNinja & Big Foltz
13/16 NICKMERCS & SypherPK
13/16 Chica & Danii
13/16 Chance & fruitcake
13/16 RomanAtwood & coL Hogma
17/24 lil XAN & Svennoss
17/24 Mitch Jones & Gernaderjake
17/24 DrLupo & Gingerpop
17/24 TheBurntChip & W2S
17/24 OpTic CouRage & FaZe Cizzorz
17/24 Nadeshot & Risker
17/24 Dr DisRespect & Krafty
17/24 Nick28T & Nepenthez
25/32 iRunYew & PackaPuncherYT
25/32 OPscT & CDNThe3rd
25/32 DolanDark & Nopeifyaltalt
25/32 Deji & Mongraal
25/32 Muselk & Lachlan
25/32 Daequan & CaMiLLs
25/32 Nick Eh 30 & ONE_shot_Gurl
25/32 lil Yachty & FaZe Adapt

Here is the link to the the finalized bracket of the entire tournament:

Friday Fortnite Week 7 UMG Bracket

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.