How to watch Friday Fortnite on July 19 ft Ninja, NICKMERCS, Mongraal & more - schedule, bracket, teams, format - Dexerto

How to watch Friday Fortnite on July 19 ft Ninja, NICKMERCS, Mongraal & more – schedule, bracket, teams, format

Published: 18/Jul/2019 20:04 Updated: 19/Jul/2019 20:11

by Albert Petrosyan


YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and online tournament organizers UMG have partnered up once more to host another running of the Friday Fortnite competition on July 19.

This week’s Friday Fortnite will be the sixth one since the fan-favorite tournament series came back from its one year hiatus back in May.

You can find all of the details about the July 19 competition below, including the schedule, full list of players and duos, the official bracket, and more.

When does week six of Friday Fortnite begin?

The next Friday Fortnite is set to take place on Friday, July 19, and will kick off at its usual start time of 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST.

UMG will be hosting a main livestream covering the entirety of the tournament, which we’ve included below for your convenience. Additionally, some of the participants’ personal Twitch streams will also be included in the ADDITIONAL STREAM section below. 

Watch live video from UMGEvents on

Who is playing in week six of Friday Fortnite?

Traditionally, Friday Fortnite tournaments have always attracted some of the biggest names in the online gaming community, including popular streamers, YouTubers, and pro players.

Week six will be no exception, as viewers can expect to see the likes of Ninja, NICKMERCS, Myth and other prominent content creators, alongside pro players from FaZe Clan, Luminosity Gaming, and more. 

Last week’s champions, FaZe’s Nate Hill and Funk, have partnered up again to defend their crown, and will be facing their org-mates Dubs and Megga in the first round, which will be a rematch of the week five grand final. 

The full list of players and duos can be seen in the BRACKET section below. 

FaZe Clan - TwitterWeek five champions Nate Hill and Funk will be returning this week to defend their Friday Fortnite crown.

Friday Fortnite week six – official bracket

Here is the bracket that will be used for week six of Friday Fortnite. As always, this bracket will be updated throughout the tournament by UMG, so you will always be able to find up-to-date results and matchups. 

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 DrLupo on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Myth on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NateHill on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from SypherPK on

What is the Friday Fortnite format?

Friday Fortnite is a double elimination tournament featuring 16 duos competing against each other for the ultimate prize. 

Although custom games are very much available in Fortnite Battle Royale, this competition 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

Last Updated: July 19, 2019 – 3:00 PM EST


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.