How to watch $20,000 Friday Fortnite on June 28 ft. Ninja, NICKMERCS, Myth & more - streams, bracket, players, format - Dexerto

How to watch $20,000 Friday Fortnite on June 28 ft. Ninja, NICKMERCS, Myth & more – streams, bracket, players, format

Published: 27/Jun/2019 1:53 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 3:35

by Albert Petrosyan


Today’s tournament has wrapped up! Catch up on the final placements, full recap, video highlights and more in our June 28 Friday Fortnite recap hub

The third week of the popular Friday Fortnite tournament series is geared up and ready to go, courtesy of YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, FaZe Clan, and online tournament hosts UMG. 

After nearly a year’s absence, Friday Fortnite was brought back on May 31, thanks to FaZe Clan and Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks donating $60,000 to help fund the tournaments.

June 28 will mark the third running of the competition since its return, and we have everything you need to know about it down below.

When does week three of Friday Fortnite begin?

The third Friday Fortnite is set to take place on Friday, June 28, starting off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST, and expected to take at least several hours to complete.

As always, the tournament will be streamed live on UMG’s Twitch channel, which we have included below for your convenience. You can find some of the players’ individual streams towards the bottom of this page. 

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Who is playing in week three of Friday Fortnite

As is usually the case, this week’s tournament will feature some of the biggest content creators and pro players from the online gaming community, as well as a celebrity or two.

Expect to see Fortnite stalwarts Ninja, NICKMERCS, Myth, Timthetatman and many others do battle for the ultimate prize.

The full list of all of the players and teams can be seen in the BRACKET section below.

Friday Fortnite week three official bracket

Here is the finalized bracket for the June 28 running of Friday Fortnite, which will be updated live throughout the day by UMG, so you will always be provided with the latest scores and matchups.

Additional Friday Fortnite streams

In addition to the official tournament broadcast above, here are the individual Twitch streams of some of the big-name players competing in today’s tournament.

Remember, being active in one of the competing streamers’ Twitch chats could earn you a free Nintendo Switch! (details below)

Watch live video from Ninja on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NICKMERCS on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from TSM_Myth on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NateHill on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from HighDistortion on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from POACH on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Gotaga on

What is the Friday Fortnite format?

Friday Fortnite is first and foremost a double elimination tournament, with the winner of the Winner’s Bracket facing the Loser’s Bracket champion in the Grand Final to decide the overall victor.

Although custom games are very much available in Fortnite Battle Royale, this competition opts to go with a format that involves public matches.

In each round, all of the teams matched up in the bracket will queue into a 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. 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

As for the $20,000 prize pool, $10,000 will be awarded between the winning team, while the remaining $10,000 will be given away in a special way by FaZe Banks and KEEMSTAR (see details below).

Etika - Instagram$10,000 of the prize pool will go towards purchasing Nintendo Switches in honor of the late YouTuber Etika.

Nintendo Switches being given away in honor of the late Etika

The previous two Friday Fortnite tournaments saw $10,000 of the prize pool be given away to one lucky viewer who was active in a participating streamer’s chat.

This week, however, KEEMSTAR has decided to do something different, announcing that 30 Nintendo Switch consoles will instead be given away for 30 random viewers.

This is in honor of the late YouTuber Daniel Desmon ‘Etika’ Amofah, who tragically passed away on June 25 at the age of 29.

The 30 winners will be chosen at random from those who are active in the Twitch chats of streamers who will be competing on Friday.

The winners will likely be announced shortly after the conclusion of the tournament, although since there will be a lot more winners this time around, it could end up taking longer.

Last updated – June 28, 2019 at 11:30 PM ET


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter


The ninth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 9 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
Epic Games
Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.