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August 16 Friday Fortnite cancelled last minute

Published: 16/Aug/2019 0:33 Updated: 16/Aug/2019 17:59

by Alan Bernal

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YouTuber and tournament host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has announced that the August 16 running of Friday Fortnite has been cancelled.

Just hours before the tournament was scheduled to kick off, KEEMSTAR tweeted out that several of the big-name teams had decided to drop out last minute, leading to the competition’s cancellation.

“Due to a few big teams dropping out last minute, and I was already short a few teams and didn’t get the chance to fill because I was away on business, we are canceling today’s Friday Fortnite,” he wrote.

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Even though Epic Games have doubled down on their inclusion of the BRUTE mechs in Fortnite, that won’t stop the biggest streamers from competing in the star-studded battle royale event.

Outlined below is everything a viewer will need to make sure they don’t miss a second of the action, including all of the players and duos, a schedule for Friday Fortnite, official brackets, streams and more.

When does week nine of Friday Fortnite begin?

This week’s event is set to take place on Friday, August 16, 2019, scheduled to kick off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST.

Online tournament organizer UMG will again be the main place to catch the livestream, which we have included below for your convenience. Additional streams for the individual players will also be included below at a time closer to the tournament’s start.

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

Who is playing in week nine of Friday Fortnite?

Friday Fortnite is huge because of the people loading up on the servers, and this week’s slate of games is no exception. KEEMSTAR has rounded up some of the biggest talents in Fortnite to battle it out to see who can stay on top.

Competing are superstar streamers the likes of NICKMERCSNinja and Myth will be dropping into the battle royale island together along with FaZe Clan stars, Ghost Gaming pros, Team SoloMid standouts, 100 Thieves’ talent, Luminosity reps and more.

The whole island will be out for defending champs FaZe Nate Hill and Funk, who are going to go for the three-peat in the upcoming Friday Fortnite, and their fourth win overall.

They’ve won the tournament the last two weeks, but they’ll face some serious competition if they are going to be the last ones standing again.

FaZe ClanThe FaZe Clan star and his duo are going to look to continue his wining ways in Fortnite Fridays.

Official bracket for Friday Fortnite week nine

The official bracket that will be used in week nine of Friday Fortnite can be seen below. Like always, the brackets will be updated live throughout the course of the competition.

Viewers can catch the latest developments in every matchup and seed placements as they happen in game.

*Note – The bracket below may not be the finalized version, as more teams will likely be added before the tournament kicks off.

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

Last updated on August 16, 2019 at 1:50 PM EST.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.