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How to watch $20,000 Friday Fortnite on July 5 ft. LeBron James Jr, Ninja and more – $10K viewer prize, streams, bracket, players, format

Published: 4/Jul/2019 19:15 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 2:52

by Albert Petrosyan

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Today’s tournament has wrapped up! Catch up on the final placements, full recap, video highlights and more in our July 5 Friday Fortnite recap hub


YouTubers Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson have partnered up to host the fourth running of the popular Friday Fortnite tournament series.

With the three Friday Fortnite tournaments that FaZe Clan had funded now all in the rear-view mirror, YouTube star MrBeast decided to put up the money so that the series could continue for a fourth week. 

Below, you can find everything you need to know about this week’s event, including the schedule, players and teams, bracket, and more. 

When does week four of Friday Fortnite begin?

The next running of Friday Fortnite is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 5, kicking off at its usual time of 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST.

The tournament will be streamed live on UMG’s Twitch channel, which we have included here for your convenience. In addition, the individual streams for some of the competing players will also be included below shortly before the competition kicks off. 

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

Who is playing in week four of Friday Fortnite?

Friday Fortnite is known to attract some of the online gaming communities biggest and most prominent creators and professional players, and the July 5 running is no exception.

Expected to compete are superstar streamers such as Ninja, NICKMERCS, Myth, and Poach, alongside pro Fortnite players from Ghost Gaming, FaZe Clan, NRG Esports, and more.

In addition, today’s tournament will also feature Bronny, the eldest son of NBA superstar Lebron James, who will be partnering up with FaZe youngster H1ghSky1.

You can see the full list of all of the players and duo in the BRACKET Section below.

Epic Games - TwitchFall Skirmish partners NICKMRCS and Aydan are both competing in this week’s Friday Fortnite, albeit each with a different partner.

Friday Fortnite week four official bracket

Here is the bracket, as it stands, for the July 5 running of Friday Fortnite. It will updated live throughout the tournament by UMG, so you will always be provided with the latest scores 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.

Remember, being active in one of the competing streamers’ Twitch chats could earn you $10,000.

Watch live video from Ninja on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from NICKMERCS on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from TSM_Myth on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Aydan on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Replays on www.twitch.tv

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

$10,000 prize for one lucky viewer

As with some of the previous Friday Fortnite tournaments that have been held in recent weeks, one lucky viewer will win a massive $10,000 prize, courtesy of MrBeast.

The winner will be chosen from those who are actively participating in the Twitch chats of any of the competing players’ streams, and announced shortly following the conclusion of the event. 

Last Updated July 5, 2019 – 11:00 PM EST

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SypherPK explains why competitive Fortnite’s momentum is slowing down

Published: 18/Jan/2021 4:28 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 4:35

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite’s competitive scene once had a lot of momentum, but now it’s slowed down to a stand-still for several reasons, and SypherPK explained why.

Fortnite exploded into the competitive esports world, and it’s been in the mix ever since. But although it’s still alive and well, its momentum has slowed down quite a bit.

Professional players like Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ David Fish have expressed their concerns about the dwindling prize-pool. And one of the most popular players in the scene, William ‘Zayt’ Aubin, announced his retirement because he wasn’t having fun.

The game is still incredibly popular. However, the competitive scene is in dire straits, and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan explained why. Here’s what he had to say.

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Fortnite players can always trust SypherPK’s opinions and insights on the game.

“A lot of people recently have been saying that Fortnite competitive is dying,” he said. “I personally don’t think it’s dying, but momentum is slowing down. Something [needs to be] done to rejuvenate and re-motivate people, because… momentum is dwindling, and I can explain why.”

“NRG Zayt, who is one of the longest-running pro players from back in the OG days, decided to retire,” he said. “He’s still been placing really well in tournaments, [but] he might have lost motivation because… the prize pool is extremely low compared to what it used to be.”

“Another thing that has shifted is the fun factor,” he said. “Back in the day, content creators used to play tournaments for fun. You had people like CouRageJD and TimTheTatman playing. It drove viewership [numbers up]… even though [they] didn’t necessarily win. That doesn’t really happen anymore.”

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Fortnite fans haven’t been able to attend a LAN tournament for quite some time.

“Another [problem]… is the LAN tournaments,” he said. “For a good reason, we can’t have LAN events. But [they] drew more importance to them. People would be able to see competitors… and their reactions. We lost that, and we probably won’t get that back until 2022.”

“[Some of] the most memorable… moments [revolved] around LAN events,” he added. “You get more attracted to the storylines of the players. It feels more important. Right now, there is not as much story involved.”

“On top of that, when Epic Games is doing the live stream, they still use the spectator mode,” he said. “[It’s] laggy and choppy and doesn’t allow you to see the real skill that some of these players have.”

In the end, though, SypherPK re-iterated his belief that competitive Fortnite isn’t dying. However, he is convinced that it’s momentum is at an all-time low and thinks it needs to pick back up again. Only time will tell whether that happens.

Either way, Fortnite’s competitive scene isn’t as strong as it used to be. The signs are worrying, and if more players and viewers keep jumping ship, it will be interesting to see how Epic Games respond.