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How to watch Fortnite Code Red $15K tournament – time, players, rules, and more

Published: 10/Sep/2019 17:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:47

by Eli Becht


The team at BoomTV are sponsoring another Fortnite Code Red tournament with $15,000 up for grabs and some of the biggest competitive Fortnite players you know.

The latest Code Red tournament will be featuring Fortnite and a $15,000 prize pool, which in terms of Fortnite winnings is just a drop in the pond but this is still a hefty chunk of change.

On top of that, some of the biggest names in competitive Fortnite will be making an appearance here so it’s sounding like it’ll be a good one.

Another Fortnite Code Red tournament is on the way.

Who is playing in the event?

The first wave of invited players has been announced and they are definitely some names you’ll recognize if you follow the competitive scene of Fortnite.

Unique to this event is there are open qualifiers so even if you aren’t a big-time streamer you’ll still have a chance to get in.

Here’s a look at who’s in so far:

  • FaZe Ewok
  • FaZe Dubs
  • FaZe Megga
  • Liquid Chap
  • Liquid Vivid
  • Ghost Aydan
  • Electra
  • Sceptic

How to watch Fortnite Code Red

The tournament will be available to watch on the BoomTV website and presumably along with the rest of the players who are streaming. You can also tune into the main broadcast on the EsportsArena Twitch channel.

The action takes place on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 4 PM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM BST and will run for about seven hours.

Watch live video from EsportsArena on

Rules and format

If you haven’t tuned into a Code Red tournament before the rules can be a bit confusing. Luckily, we have what you need to know.

Keep in mind these are the rules for the qualifiers that take place on September 10, but if they differ from the main event, we will switch in the new rules.

How To Win

You deploy as a Duo with your teammate. Your goal as a Duo is to get five (5) team games with the highest number of kills. You will be able to play in as many games as you want, but only your five (5) highest kill games (as a team) will count. Note that average placement is the first tiebreaker.

  • Only your Top 5 games count towards your score
  • Kills = 1 point
  • Note: Two (2) Duos from this Qualifier will be invited to the Main Event!


  1. Select “Register Now”
  2. Login with your streaming account. You must be streaming from this registered account for the duration of the qualifier.
  3. Select your platform (PC, PS4 or XB1)
  4. Input your Epic username
  5. Invite your teammate
  6. Join the BoomTV Official Discord
  7. If you have any questions, contact an Admin in our Discord!

In-Game Settings / Streaming Rules

  • Your entire team must be streaming on Twitch, Mixer or YouTube.
  • You must have VODs/past broadcasts stored so you have a recording of your gameplay for this qualifier.
  • If you do not have VODs/past broadcasts stored, you will be disqualified.
  • You need to be registered on
  • No cheating. If caught cheating, you and your teammates will be disqualified and banned from playing in all BoomTV events.
  • You can use controllers on PC.

These events have been exciting to watch in the past so if you’re a Fortnite fan you’re not going to want to miss this one.

While it’s not quite the same level of a Friday Fortnite, it’s still sure to bring in thousands of viewers.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.