YouTuber Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem will be hosting another running of Friday Fortnite on August 8, which will be the eight week that the tournament will be held since it was brought back from its hiatus in May.
While Fortnite may not be in its most ideal state right now, thanks to the game-breaking BRUTE mech suits dominating the battle royale, there's still a heavy craving for competitive action, and how better to satisfy that than with another week of Friday Fortnite.
Below, you can find everything you need to know about the August 8 tournament, including the schedule, full list of players and duos, the official bracket, and more.
When does week eight of Friday Fortnite begin?
This week's event is set to take place on Friday, August 9, 2019, scheduled to kick off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST.
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Online tournament organizers UMG will be hosting a centralized livestream covering the tournament, which we've included below for your convenience.
Additionally, you can find some of the participants' individual streams in the ADDITIONAL STREAMS section below, which will be added around when tournament is set to start.
Who is playing in week eight of Friday Fortnite?
Friday Fortnite competitions usually attract some of the biggest names in the battle royale community, and week eight will be no different.
Prominent streamers, YouTubers, and pro players will be competing in this week's event, including the likes of Ninja, NICKMERCS, Fortnite World Cup Solos champion Bugha, Duos champion Nyhrox, and other major figures from FaZe Clan, Ghost Gaming, Team SoloMid, 100 Thieves, Luminosity and more.
Partnering up again to defend their Friday Fortnite crown will be FaZe's World Cup finalist duo Nate Hill and Funk, who won the week seven competition, their second victory over the past three tournaments.
Official bracket for Friday Fortnite week eight
Here is the official bracket to be used in week eight of Friday Fortnite. As usual, it will be updated live throughout the day, so you can always find the latest matchups and results here.
*Note - The bracket below may not be the finalized version, as more teams will likely be added before the tournament kicks off.
Here are the individual Twitch streams of some of the prominent personalities competing today, so you can watch their matches and perspective at your convenience.
$10,000 viewer prize
Star YouTuber Roman Atwood and his Smile More company have decided to chip in a little extra for this week's Friday Fortnite.
Not only are they funding the $10,000 prize pool for the competition itself, but are also throwing in an additional ten grand for viewers to have a chance to win.
Ten lucky viewers will win $1,000 apiece, and all you have to do to be in contention is watch UMG's livestream of the event, from which the names will be picked.
Giving away $20,000 tonight during @KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite event!! Watch live and be a fan of the event for your chance at $1,000 :tada:@UMGGaming will be the place to be:) https://t.co/iBqh9bC1cM
Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/E9i5ICN01h
— Smile More (@SmileMoreStore) August 9, 2019
What is the Friday Fortnite format?
Friday Fortnite uses a double elimination tournament featuring 16 duos that do battle against each other in public matches
In each round, duos matched up against each other will queue into a public Squads lobby together, where they will then try and get as many eliminations as possible.
After two matches, the team with the most eliminations will advance to the next round. If the elimination total is tied after the two matches, the teams play a third match as a tie-breaker.
Players who try and sabotage their opponents in-game could potentially face disqualification. Examples of sabotage include but are not limited to the following:
- Breaking or weakening opponent's built or non built structures or cover by any means.
- Causing opponents to miss shots or miss opportunities for advancing their scores in any way shape or form.
- Building in front of your opponent.
- Boogie Bombing your opponent.
- The use of a boogie bomb on your opponent at any point in the game are subject to disqualification