KEEMSTAR Announces a $5K Saturday Fortnite Tournament for Small Streamers and YouTubers - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR Announces a $5K Saturday Fortnite Tournament for Small Streamers and YouTubers

Published: 21/May/2018 20:49 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by DG Goldstein


Popular YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has announced a FortniteSaturday tournament for small YouTubers and Streamers following the success of ‘FortniteFriday.’

With millions of players attempting to get the coveted ‘Victory Royale’ since its release in September of 2017, the Battle Royale portion of Fortnite has gained immense traction across the gaming world in recent months.

While the casual community has been a great deal of traction, various members of the esports industry have attempted to turn Fortnite into a competitive title, with Epic Games announcing on May 21st that the game will receive $100 million in prize money between 2018 and 2019 for official tournaments.

However, even though no official events have been played, Fortnite fans have taken the situation into their own hands by hosting different online tournaments to help promote the community.

KEEMSTAR, the host of the ‘Drama Alert’ YouTube series, created a weekly ‘FridayFortnite’ tournament which includes a collection of large YouTubers, streamers, and personalities from around the scene to try their luck in a double-elimination style bracket hosted by UMG.

Following the success of FridayFortnite, some community members inquired about a separate tournament which could help promote smaller personalites, leading KEEMSTAR to announce ‘SaturdayFortnite’ on Saturday, June 2nd at 4 PM EST (1 PM PST, 9 PM BST.)

He would later clarify that the event will be for the ‘largest’ of the small creators, however, those with under 500 viewers may soon get their chance in the future.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.