KEEMSTAR gives a big update on return of Friday Fortnite tournament - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR gives a big update on return of Friday Fortnite tournament

Published: 8/Jan/2019 11:09 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 11:15

by Calum Patterson


The potential return of KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament has been given a major boost, after the Drama Alert host confirmed things were in motion for a comeback event.

If unfamiliar, Friday Fortnite was, as the name suggests, a weekly Fortnite tournament held every Friday, with only the biggest streamers and YouTubers invited to play.

The tournaments attracted tens of millions of viewers every week across all channels, but KEEMSTAR later had to end the tournament due to clashes with Epic Games’ own ‘Skirmish’ series.

Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, also imposed a rule that no third party tournaments could offer prize pools higher than $10,000, and had their million dollar tournaments running over weekends, prompting KEEMSTAR to discontinue Friday Fortnite.

However, the community has demanded its return ever since, with the format loved by spectators and players alike – and KEEMSTAR has long been hinting at running another tournament.

In his latest Drama Alert video, on January 7, KEEMSTAR states “Speaking of my tournament, Friday Fortnite, it’s returning! Just want to let you know, we’re working on it, it’s going to be out soon.

The last we heard about the potential return of Friday Fortnite suggested that KEEMSTAR would stick to Epic Games’ limit of a $10,000 prize pool.

There are currently no major Epic Games ran tournaments ongoing, although 2019 is set to have a packed schedule, with the Fortnite World Cup starting. 

It means that currently there is a small window for KEEMSTAR and his team to organize at least one comeback tournament.


Fortnite dev hints G.I Joe Snake Eyes collaboration could be in the works

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:38 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 7:02

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite developer Donald Mustard hid some clues towards future content in the background of his zoom call today and a conveniently-placed G.I Joe figurine has convinced some players a collaboration could be on the cards.

Fortnite is no stranger to collaboration and innovation. It’s a game that knows no bounds and has collided with other characters and universes including Batman, John Wick, Marvel, and Star Wars.

Donald Mustard, the Creative Director at Epic Games, has been busy dropping hints towards future content in recent weeks. In an interview on Marvel’s ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast, he let it slip that Fortnite and Marvel would be crossing paths time and time again.

However, it seems like that isn’t all he’s got planned. Earlier today, he took part in a zoom interview with video-game journalist Geoff Keighley and dropped some hints towards future content in a creative way.

Donald Mustard scattered clues around his room

Donald Mustard used a webcam during the Zoom call. Naturally, that means viewers could see the room he was in. However, instead of covering things up left, right, and center, he embraced it and decided to play a game — the madman scattered clues hinting towards future content around the room.

“That was SO fun and SO inspiring!” he said. “Super cool to hang out with a bunch of awesome people who all LOVE the art of games! Trying to count how many clues to future stuff I’ve hidden into the background of my ‘wfh’ space…” he added.

Fortnite players were quick to pounce and look for clues. There were lots of bits and pieces in the shot, including a couch, a desk, an exercise bike, and paintings on the wall.

However, one item stood head and shoulders above the rest. It’s gained traction on social media and convinced many Fortnite might cross paths with another popular American hero, G.I Joe.

There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the background, including a poster to Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, only one thing sticks out like a sore thumb; a boxed figure of ‘Snake Eyes’ from revived franchise G.I Joe.

Fortnite G.I Joe Snake Eyes
Donald Mustard / Jtneagle
Reddit user /u/Jtneagle points out the G.I Joe Snake Eyes clue with a red arrow.

Snake Eyes is an important member of the G.I Joe Team. He’s also one of the most popular characters in the story and has been involved in the story behind every G.I Joe movie and series.

Interestingly, a spin-off film dedicated entirely to him called ‘Snake Eyes’ is reportedly on the cards for production in 2021. If anything, it makes a potential Fortnite and G.I Joe collaboration all-the-more believable.

GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.
Paramount Pictures
GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.

However, not everyone is convinced. Some players hope and believe Fortnite will cross paths with Star Trek instead.

It’s also possible that both of them will come into play at separate points in time. After all, Donald Mustard himself multiple clues were hidden in the background.

Either way, the hype is real, and players can’t wait to see what’s happening next in Fortnite. And, while we wait, there’s still plenty of Marvel content to enjoy too.