NRG Esports' MrSavage and Benjyfishy win $20,000 Friday Fortnite - $10K winner, recap, highlights, final placements - Dexerto
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NRG Esports’ MrSavage and Benjyfishy win $20,000 Friday Fortnite – $10K winner, recap, highlights, final placements

Published: 1/Jun/2019 1:11 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 4:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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The May 31 running of Friday Fortnite has now wrapped up, with NRG Esports pro players MrSavage and Benjyfishy beating Ghost Gaming’s Kamo and Issa in the Grand Final to take first place. 

After nearly a year absence, the fan-favorite Friday Fortnite tournament series was revived by YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and FaZe Clan, who donated $60,000 to fund three week’s worth of competitions. 

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Below you can find everything you need to know about the results of the tournament so far, including the updated list of final placements.

Grand Final recap

Having already beaten MrSavage and Benjyfishy in the Winner’s Bracket Final, Kamo and Issa came into the Grand Final knowing they just had to win one series to take home the grand prize, while their NRG opponents had to win two.

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This turned out to be a huge plus for the Ghost players, who actually lost the first series, despite the fact that Issa had a memorable performance in the second map that almost gave them the come-from-behind win.

With the bracket reset and all left to play for in the second series, Kamo and Issa came out red out in the first map, building a convincing 21-13 lead.

However, both Ghost players were eliminated halfway through the second map, giving MrSavage and Benjyfishy a great opportunity to come back and steal the match.

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The NRG players took full advantage of their chance, grabbing the necessary kills to clinch the comeback 31-30 victory and the Friday Fortnite championship.

Friday Fortnite final placements

Here is the updated list of all final placements for the May 31 running of Friday Fortnite.

Keep in mind that $10,000 of the prize money was fully awarded to the winning team, while the remaining $10,000 will go to one lucky viewer.

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Placement Team Prize Money
1 MrSavage & Benjyfishy $10,000
2 Kamo & Issa
3 Ninja & Reverse2k
4 SypherPK & High Distortion
5-6 Secret Mongraal & Mitr0
5-6 ToryLanez & WrittenByRay
7-8 Nate Hill & FaZe Funk
7-8 Aydan & 100T Elevate
9-12 NICKMERCS & Nio
9-12 FaZe Cizzorz & Ghost Bizzle 
9-12 FaZeSway & Valkyrae
9-12 Timthetatman & KingRichard
13-16 FaZe Dubs & FaZe Megga
13-16 Lachlan & mrfreshasian
13-16 FaZe Replays & Nick Eh 30
13-16 100T Noah & FaZe Avxry
17-24 Mako & Froste
17-24 Lannon & x2twinsTwich
17-24 TINARAES & Maddie
17-24 RiceGum & FaZe Jarvis
17-24 FaE HighSky & TSM Slappie
17-24 Typical Gamer & FaZe Thiefs
17-24 Zuckles & Mccreamy
17-24 Ceeday & NoahsNoah
25-32 London 2Hype & Jesser
25-32 Joey Rage & Blay-K (Qualifer Team)
25-32 Svenosss & Vikkstar
25-32 LosPollos & Mopi
25-32 MrBeast & ExilityTM
25-32 Gotaga & Mickalow
25-32 Akademiks & Liquid Fiber
25-32 Dolan Dark & Nopeify

$10,000 prize winner

As part of this week’s event, FaZe Clan and Banks decided to give away $10,000 to a random viewer in any of the Friday Fortnite streams as a way to reward them for being actively participating in the chat.

Friday Fortnite bracket

Here is the entire live bracket for the May 31 Friday Fortnite, including both the Winners and Losers Brackets. 

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Match of the tournament

With this week’s Friday Fortnite being as stacked as it was, there were many intense and high-profile matchups, along with inspirational moments and performances.

The match that most will likely consider to be the best of the tournament was the Losers Bracket Final between the eventual champions MrSavage and Benjyfishy squaring off against Ninja and Reverse 2k.

The match ended up going all the way to a third map, thanks to Ninja’s incredibly clutch series of kills to tie the score at the very end of map two.

How Friday Fortnite works

Friday Fortnite is a double-elimination tournament that use the popular ‘total of two’ and ‘bot race’ formats. In each round, the teams that get matched up queue into a public Squads lobby together, where they try to get as many eliminations as possible.

After two Squads matches, the team with the most combined eliminations gets to advance, while a third match if played if the two teams end up tied.

Call of Duty

CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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