How to watch Friday Fortnite on August 9 ft Ninja, NICKMERCS & more - $10K viewers prize, streams, bracket, format - Dexerto

How to watch Friday Fortnite on August 9 ft Ninja, NICKMERCS & more – $10K viewers prize, streams, bracket, format

Published: 8/Aug/2019 18:44 Updated: 9/Aug/2019 20:16

by Albert Petrosyan


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.

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. 

Watch live video from UMGEvents on

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. 

FaZe ClanFaZe Clan’s Nate Hill and Funk are the defending champions of Friday Fortnite.

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.

Additional streams

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.

Watch live video from NICKMERCS on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from CouRageJD on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NateHill on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Mongraal on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Aydan on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from ewokttv on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Replays on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from MrSavage on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Reverse2k on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from SypherPK on

$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.

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

Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry


If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
Epic Games
Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
Epic Games / @Lucas7yoshi
It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.