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Fortnite Battle Royale • May 31, 2019

How to watch $20,000 Friday Fortnite on May 31 ft. Ninja, NICKMERCS, & more - $10K viewer prize, streams, bracket, players, format

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How to watch $20,000 Friday Fortnite on May 31 ft. Ninja, NICKMERCS, & more - $10K viewer prize, streams, bracket, players, format
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The tournament is now over, and you can catch up on all of the results, final placements, grand final recap, and highlights by visiting our Friday Fortnite recap

YouTuber Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem and online tournament hosts UMG have partnered up yet again to bring back the popular Friday Fortnite tournament series.

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After nearly a year hiatus, the Friday Fortnite competitions have returned, thanks to FaZe Clan and Ricky 'Banks' Banks donating $60,000 to fund the tournaments.

Below, you can find everything you need to know about the next event, including the full schedule, list of players, the format, and more. 

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When does Friday Fortnite begin?

The next Friday Fortnite tournament is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 31, kicking off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST and expected to last for at least several hours.

The tournament will be streamed live on UMG's official Twitch channel, which we will include below for your convenience. In addition, we will include some of the big-name players' individual streams at the bottom of this page. 

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Who will be playing in Friday Fortnite?

Friday Fortnite has traditionally featured some of the biggest content creators and pro players from the online gaming community, and the May 31 running will be no different. 

The list of players includes prominent gaming figures like Ninja, and NICKMERCS, popular YouTubers such as RiceGum and MrBeast, and even non-gaming celebrities, like Torey Lanez and Akademiks.

FaZe Clan's Tfue and Cloak, who have won Friday Fortnite more than any other duo, will not be competing this week, as Tfue is currently involved in a controversial lawsuit against FaZe, who, of course, are funding the tournament. 

The full list of players, and their teammates, can be seen in the BRACKET section below.

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The May 31 Friday Fortnite will be NICKMERCS' first tournament since joining FaZe Clan.

Official Friday Fortnite bracket

With all of the online qualifiers now wrapped up, the official bracket for the May 31 Friday Fortnite tournament has been finalized and revealed.

This bracket will be update live throughout the day by UMG, so you will be always provided with the most current scorelines and matchups. 

What is the Friday Fortnite format?

Although custom games are very much available in Fortnite Battle Royale, Friday Fortnite 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 by FaZe's Banks to one lucky viewers (details below).

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. 

Win $10,000 for watching

If the excitement of the return of Friday Fortnite wasn't already enough to get you involved, the announcement of a $10,000 prize for one random viewer probably will be!

KEEMSTAR originally announced on Twitter that the incredible $10K handout would be available for one fan before going into more detail during his latest episode of Drama Alert on YouTube.

"You guys can jump into any of the people that are in the tournament's stream," explained KEEM. "As long as you're there at some point during the tournament, FaZe Banks is going to pick a winner to win $10,000."

So, if you're planning on tuning in to any of the streams for the tournament, a big pay could be on the way!