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Pro players Mongraal and Mitr0 win $20,000 Friday Fortnite - recap, highlights, final placements, Nintendo Switch winners

Pro players Mongraal and Mitr0 win $20,000 Friday Fortnite - recap, highlights, final placements, Nintendo Switch winners
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The June 28 running of Friday Fortnite has now completed, with Team Secret professional player Mongraal and Team Atlantis' Mitr0 beating out the French duo of Gotaga and Team Solary's Airwaks to finish in first place.

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After nearly a year-long hiatus, the fan-favorite Friday Fortnite series returned on May 31 for three consecutive $20,000 tournaments, the final one of which took place on June 28. 

You can find everything there is to know about the latest running of the competition, including a recap of the grand final, the final placements, the finalized bracket, and more.

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Grand Final recap and highlights

Gotaga and Airwaks had an advantage going into the grand final - winning the Winners Bracket gave them the luxury of having to win only one series, whereas Mongraal and Mitr0 needed to win both.

The first series started off pretty much as one-sided as it gets, with the M&M duo grabbing an incredible 25-4 elimination lead going into the second map, thanks to Mongraal dropping a whopping 17 eliminations.

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In the second map, Gotaga and Airwaks tried to spark a comeback by getting four early kills, but they both were taken down shortly after, giving Mongraal and Mitr0 the 25-8 series victory and resetting the bracket for a winners-take-all second series.

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Team Solary's Airwaks, who recently won the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am, was not able to replicate that success in Friday Fortnite.

With everything to play for, the first map of series two turned out to be lot closer than the first series, with Mongraal and Mitr0 taking a 23-16 lead going into map two.

While Gotaga and Airwaks put up a good fight for survival in the second map, even coming close to completing a comeback, the World Cup-bound duo did enough to maintain their lead and secure the tournament victory 40-29. 

Friday Fortnite final placements [UPDATING]

Here is the update list of final placements for today's tournament.

Half of the $20,000 overall prize pool will be going to the team that finished in first place, while the other half will be used to purchase Nintendo Switches for 30 random viewers, in honor of the late YouTuber Etika (details below)

PlacementTeamPrize Money
1Secret Mongraal & Mitr0$10,000
2Gotaga & Solary Airwaks
3Typical Gamer & FaZe Thiefs
4SypherPK & HighDistortion
5-6Ghost Kamo & Ghost Issa
5-6FaZe Rain & FaZe Teeqo
7-8TSM Myth & Liquid Poach
7-8FaZe Dubs & FaZe Megga
9-12FaZe Highsky & TSM Slappie
9-12FaZe Adapt & FaZe Bini
9-12NRG MrSavage & NRG Benjyfishy
9-12NotRazorX & Arkhram
13-16MathewEspinosa & FaZe Sway
13-16LG Destroy & Ghost Assault
13-16NateHill & FaZe Funk
13-16LazerBeam & mrfreshasian
17-24Akademiks & Liquid Fiber
17-24Gen.G Tinaraes & Gen.G Maddie
17-24NICKMERCS & Nio
17-24TSM Chica & Dellor
17-24DolanDark & Nopeify
17-24FaZe Replays & Nick Eh 30
17-24LosPollos & Mopi
17-24CallMeCarson & Parallel Gorb
25-32Nick28T & NepentheZ
25-32Ghost Aydan & Ghost Innocents
25-32FaZe Tenser & FaZe Blaze
25-32Mako & Froste
25-32Joshy & Pinky
25-32Taylorcaniff & finalight
25-32x2twinsJesse & Mccreamy
25-32Ninja & Timthetatman

Friday Fortnite bracket (June 28)

Here is the finalized version of the Friday Fortnite bracket, including both the Winners and Losers Brackets. 

Nintendo Switch winners

In previous tournaments, $10,000 of the prize pool was given to one lucky winner each week, picked from all who were active in the Twitch chats of participating streamers.

However, for the June 28 running, KEEMSTAR and FaZe Clan's Banks have chosen to use the money to purchase Nintendo Switches to 30 winners, who have been picked throughout the tournament.

This was done in honor and memory of the late YouTuber Etika, who tragically passed away on June 25 in what was concluded to be a suicide.

It's not clear when the 30 winners will be officially announced, but we will include their names here once they are revealed! 

How does Friday Fortnite work?

Friday Fortnite is a weekly tournament that brings together some of the biggest content creators and pro players of the online gaming community, sometimes even featuring celebrities.

The tournament is double-elimination, and uses the exciting 'total of two' and 'bot race' format. In each round, the teams that get matched up queue into a public Squads lobby together, where they try to get as many eliminations as possible.

After two Squads matches, the team with the most combined eliminations gets to advance, while a third match is played if the two teams end up tied.

Last updated - June 28, 2019 at 11:30 PM EST

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