Twitch extraordinaire Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins and Cloud9 Fortnite pro Jacob 'Hysteria' Reiser have won the eight running of the KEEMSTAR 'Friday Fortnite' celebrity tournament.
The former Halo teammates beat out the defending champion FaZe Clan pro duo of Turner 'Tfue' Tenney and Dennis 'Cloak' Lepore in the Grand Final to claim the $10,000 grand prize.
Coming from the Losers Bracket, Ninja and Hysteria had to win two matches in the Grand Final, while the Winners Bracket winning FaZe duo had to only win one.
In the first match, FaZe took a one kill lead after game one, but superb performances from both Ninja and Hysteria in game two gave them a 42-32 kill victory, resetting the bracket and forcing a second match.
The "winners take all" second match proved to be as intense as the first, as Ninja and Hysteria took a 22-16 lead after the first heat. They were able to close things out in the second game as both FaZe players were shockingly eliminated very early and thus could not overcome the deficit.
The victory gave Ninja and Hysteria their first ever Friday Fortnite championship, and allowed Ninja to exact his revenge against the very same opponents he had lost to in the Grand Final of Week 3.
Week 8 also marked the first time that Tfue and Cloak had lost in a Grand Final as they had been a flawless 3/3 in previous attempts.
Sponsored by popular YouTube Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem and UMG, the seventh running of the 'Friday Fortnite' tournament on June 29th 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, Ricegum, Roman Atwood all competed for a piece of the massive $20,000 prize pool.
Here are the final placements for Friday Fortnite Week 8:
|1||Ninja & Hysteria||$10,000|
|2||FaZe Tfue & FaZe Cloak||$7,000|
|3||SypherPK & FaZe Jaomock||$3,000|
|4||OpTic CouRage & FaZe Cizzorz|
|5/6||King Richard & Aimbotcalvin|
|5/6||Mitch Jones & Gernarerjake|
|7/8||Kwebbelkop & LDYung|
|7/8||NICKMERCS & Parallax|
|9/12||FaZe Banks & YeloTree|
|9/12||Daequan & CaMiLLs|
|9/12||LOLiTO FDEZ & Svenoss|
|9/12||Myth & Hamlinz|
|13/16||HighDistortion & Krafty|
|13/16||Dr Lupo & Gingerpop|
|13/16||Muselk & Lachlan|
|13/16||FaZe Rain & FaZe Blaze|
|17/24||TheBurntChip & W2S|
|17/24||Nick Eh 30 & ProHenis|
|17/24||TBNRfrags & TBNRkenny|
|17/24||Avxry & Thief|
|17/24||Vikkstar123 & NoahJ456|
|17/24||Ricegum & Tennpo|
|17/24||shawnclaudetv & tendons|
|17/24||OPscT & CDNThe3rd|
|25/32||GhostNinja & KittyPlays|
|25/32||Pack A Puncher & AlmightySneaky|
|25/32||DolanDark & Nopeifyaltalt|
|25/32||Deji & Mongraal|
|25/32||Chica & FaZe SpaceLyon|
|25/32||KYR SP33DY & SideArms|
|25/32||RomanAtwood & coL Hogma|
|25/32||NIck28T & Nepenthez|
The link to the finalized bracket for the entire tournament can be found below.