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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

Published: 31/May/2019 0:56 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 4:49

by Albert Petrosyan

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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.

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. 

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. 

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

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.

FaZe ClanThe 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. 

Watch live video from Ninja on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NICKMERCS on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from TimTheTatman on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NateHill on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Bizzle on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from H1ghsky1 on www.twitch.tv

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!

League of Legends

LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 – Undefeated Evil Geniuses shape as early favorites

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:04 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 10:12

by Andrew Amos

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The League of Legends’ LCS is underway with the 2021’s Lock In. North America’s 10 best teams lock horns for bragging rights ahead of the Spring Split. Here’s the LCS Lock In standings, schedule, results & more to stay in the loop!


  • Evil Geniuses stay undefeated with win over Dignitas
  • CLG eliminated from Lock In playoff contention on Day 2
  • 100 Thieves bounce back with Liquid upset

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Standings

Group A

Placements Team Games
1 100 Thieves 2 – 1
1 Team Liquid 2 – 1
1 TSM 2 – 1
4 Golden Guardians 1 – 2
5 CLG 1 – 3

Group B

Placements Team Games
1 Evil Geniuses 3 – 0
2 Cloud9 2 – 1
3 Dignitas 1 – 2
3 Immortals 1 – 2
5 FlyQuest 0 – 2

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule & results

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians 1 – 0 CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Perkz’s Cloud9 debut doesn’t go as planned

The first day of LCK Lock In action didn’t go as planned for Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic and Cloud9, losing their first match of 2021 to Evil Geniuses. His 4/7/2 performance on Yone disappointed many, as Deftly shone on Kai’Sa.

100 Thieves’ new roster got off to a strong start against a new-look TSM, while CLG are 0-2 in 2021, losing to both Liquid and the rookie Golden Guardians lineup. Although they are without Broxah and Finn, the team failed to live up to their legacy.

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians 0 – 1 TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 1 – 0 FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals 1 – 0 Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG 1 – 0 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Evil Geniuses last undefeated team at Lock In

After 100 Thieves fell down to a weakened CLG, Evil Geniuses remain the only undefeated team at Lock In. Their win against Immortals was dominant off the back of another great performance from Deftly and IgNar in bot.

Cloud9 came back strong after their disappointing loss to Evil Geniuses against FlyQuest with a near-perfect game, only losing one tower. TSM (against Golden Guardians) and Immortals (against Dignitas) also posted wins.

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid 0 – 1 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG 0 – 1 TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians – 1 Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Evil Geniuses overtake Liquid to claim ‘favorites’ mantle

Evil Geniuses have extended their undefeated streak to the end of the opening weekend, defeating Dignitas to secure a 3-0 record. Their lead was helped along by a 100 Thieves upset win over Liquid, with Can ‘Closer’ Çelik and Victor ‘FBI’ Huang dictating the mid-game in their team’s second win.

On the other end of the spectrum, Counter Logic Gaming has become the first team eliminated from playoff contention early on Day 2.

The roster — which is missing Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål and Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen due to visa issues — were punted after losing to arch-rivals TSM in a back and forth battle. Their 1-3 record leaves them without a chance to make finals.

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm