Friday Fortnite Set to Clash With Epic Games' $500K Summer Skirmish Tournament as KEEMSTAR Hits Out on Twitter - Dexerto

Friday Fortnite Set to Clash With Epic Games’ $500K Summer Skirmish Tournament as KEEMSTAR Hits Out on Twitter

Published: 19/Jul/2018 0:54 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan


YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is not happy with Epic Games for their inconsistent tournament scheduling.

The host of DramaAlert expressed his displease with the fact that the Fortnite developers have apparently scheduled a massive tournament on the same day of his popular Friday Fortnite competition.

When the Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ series was first announced, Epic made it clear that their events would be held on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

This prompted a disgruntled KEEMSTAR to change the date of the Friday Fortnite weekly tournament to Sundays starting on July 29, meaning that the competition would run on Fridays for at least a several more weeks.

However, Epic Games are seemingly refusing to wait that long and have gone ahead and scheduled a $500K Solos tournament for July 18 at 5 PM ET, which is the same exact date and time which the 11th running of Friday Fortnite is to be played.

This hasn’t sat well with KEEM, who posted a video of himself on Twitter expressing his utmost displease at the lack of understanding and cooperation.

“Yeah, I’m really disappointed at you guys over at Epic. So, I heard you guys are doing events on Fridays and Saturdays, so I moved Friday Fortnite to Sunday, starting the 29th. That would give you guys plenty of time to get these two Saturday events out. Then, last minute, you planned a Friday event for this Friday! Ok, well I’m sorry, but this is the last insult I’m going to take from y’all. I’m doing Friday Fortnite this Friday! I’m doing it at the same exact time that you’re doing your event, and I’m talking to all these YouTubers right now and they’re playing Friday Fortnite! So, this is what you get for not communicating with, not working with, and just being Epic. You be Epic, I’ll be KEEMSTAR.”

A short while afterwards, KEEMSTAR spoke with Epic and posted an update on the situation.

It remains to be seen which event the YouTubers and streamers that have been invited to both will choose to compete in, despite the large disparity between the two prize pools.

According to esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, some content creators have already comfirmed that they will be playing in Friday Fortnite, while others are on the fence.


Fortnite Halo Master Chief skin leaked and coming soon

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:15 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale


New leaks suggest that Halo’s iconic Master Chief character might be coming to Fortnite, as the collaborations keep coming in to Epic Games’ hit battle royale title.

In recent Fortnite seasons, we’ve already seen Marvel characters make their way into the game and, for Season 5, a collaboration with The Mandalorian brings new cosmetics and challenges to the game.

For the strong legion of fans of the Halo series though, whether they still play it regularly or not, the idea of playing as Master Chief in Fortnite will be a hugely exciting one.

Here’s what we know about Master Chief in Fortnite so far.

Halo Infinite cover Master Chief
Halo Infinite is due to release soon, making it the perfect time for a Fortnite collab.

Is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

While there has been no official confirmation or even a hint from Fortnite or Halo devs Bungie, the leaks are starting to grace the internet, bringing the character that the entire Halo story is based around to the daunting battle royale island.

After an initial tweet from FNBRLeaks suggested that there would be a collaboration in the future — including a Red vs Blue LTM (Red and Blue are the two teams in Halo) as well as cosmetics — it was backed up with screenshots of the rumored cosmetics.

As you can see in the tweet below, there is allegedly a Master Chief outfit coming to the game, as well as a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider arriving, both from the Halo series.

When is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

As for when the leaked Master Chief is due to arrive, we don’t have much information yet. On December 2, leaks revealed that God of War’s Kratos will be arriving in Fortnite during Season 5.

Some fans have theorized that Kratos could be arriving in Season 5 for PlayStation fans (as God of War is a PlayStation exclusive) whereas Master Chief could be the Xbox alternative, with Halo being Xbox-exclusive.

If they do come at or around the same time, Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see these arrive by then if they’re both expected this season.

As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt — while they come from reliable sources, we never the full details on these until Epic Games confirm them, so we’ll just have to wait and see.