How to watch Friday Fortnite on August 2 ft Ninja, Bugha, NICKMERCS & more - schedule, bracket, teams, format - Dexerto

How to watch Friday Fortnite on August 2 ft Ninja, Bugha, NICKMERCS & more – schedule, bracket, teams, format

Published: 2/Aug/2019 0:47 Updated: 3/Aug/2019 3:33

by Albert Petrosyan


This week’s tournament has now wrapped up, with FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill and Funk taking first place. Check out our Friday Fortnite week seven recap for highlights of top plays, final placements, and more.

With the Fortnite World Cup Finals now in the books, YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem will be hosting another running of the Friday Fortnite tournament on August 2, the first since the launch of Season X.

While the buzz surrounding the recently-concluded $30 million World Cup may have started to die down, competitive Fortnite continues to roll on, with the next premier event being this week’s Friday Fortnite tournament.

Below, you can find everything there is to know about the event, including the schedule, full list of players and duos, the official bracket and more. 

When does week seven of Friday Fortnite begin?

This week’s event is set to take place on Friday, August 2, 2019, scheduled to kick off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST.

As usual, online tournament organizers UMG will be hosting a centralized livestream covering the tournament, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Additionally, you can find some of the participants’ individual streams in the ADDITIONAL STREAMS section below, which will be added around when the tournament starts. 

Watch live video from UMGEvents on

Who is playing in week seven of Friday Fortnite?

As is the case virtually ever week, the Friday Fortnite on August 2 will feature some of the biggest names in the battle royale community, including popular streamers, YouTubers, and professional players.

There will be several players who competed at the Fortnite World Cup Finals, including the Solos champion Bugha, NRG’s MrSavage and Benjyfishy, FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill, Megga, Funk and Mongraal, Ghost Gaming’s Aydan, and 100 Thieves’ Ceice.

Bugha will be competing with Ninja, who will be streaming live from the Lollapalooza music festival, which will also happen to be his first livestream since switching exclusively to Mixer on August 1. 

Epic GamesFortnite World Cup Solos champions Bugha will be playing Friday Fortnite with Ninja on August 2.

Official bracket for Friday Fortnite week seven

Here is the official bracket that will be used for this week’s Friday Fortnite. It will be updated live throughout the tournament, so you can always find the latest results and matchups here. 

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 NICKMERCS on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Bugha on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from xQcOW on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Mongraal on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Myth on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from ewokttv on

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: August 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM PT


Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
Epic Games / Disney
Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.