Former Halo Teammates Ninja and Hysteria Win the KEEMSTAR $20,000 ‘Friday Fortnite #8’ Celebrity Tournament – Recap and Final Placements

Albert Petrosyan

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:

Place Team Prize
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.

Friday Fortnite Week 8 UMG Bracket

About The Author

Albert is a former esports and gaming writer, focused particularly on Call of Duty and content creators. Spending over three years at Dexerto, Albert eventually now works with streamer NICKMERCS and the MFAM group. You can find Albert @AlbertoRavioli on Twitter.