It's that time of the week again - 64 top YouTubers, streamers and influencers are set to compete in the sixth running of the Friday Fortnite tournament hosted by KEEMSTAR and UMG Gaming.
The Friday Fortnite started from humble beginnings with a $5,000 prize pool, but after five successful weeks it now sits at a whopping $20,000 split between the top three teams.
Just as in previous weeks, there are lots of famous faces taking part in this week's tournament.
Familiar names such as Ninja, FaZe Clan players Tfue and Cloak and Dr DisRespect are taking part. Ninja is coming in hot off his win at the Fortnite Pro-Am and will be partnering up with TSM player Daequan to form a formidable duo - they face previous winners TypicalGamer and SoaR Thief in round one.
New OpTic Gaming pro player 'Baldy' is also taking part, teaming up with OpTic content creator Jack "CouRage" Dunlop, and they will be facing off against NICKMERCS and Luminosity's SypherPK in round one.
You can view the full bracket at the link below. The tournament is set to start on June 15th at 4pm EST (1pm PST, 9pm BST, 7am AEDT).
The payouts for Week Five of Friday Fortnite will be the following:
- 1st Place - $10,000
- 2nd Place - $7,000
- 3rd place - $3,000
Because there are no custom games or lobbies in Fortnite yet, the tournament is played on public servers using the following rules:
UPDATED: You must have your delay set to 120 seconds on your OBS settings when you are streaming, failing to do so will result in a forfeit and or a replay of the match that was played.
Winner’s Bracket - The hosting team will host a SQUAD game session. Then they will invite his teammate, and their opponents to the game session and then begin their match.
Loser’s Bracket - The hosting team will host a SQUAD BLITZ game session. Then they will invite his teammate, and their opponents to the game session and then begin their match.
How To Win:
For this tournament you will play two games. Each game you must keep track of your kills for each game played. The combined amount of kills for each game will determine which team will win the match. If out of the two games played the kills are tied a third map will be played to determine a winner for the match.
You will party up as a SQUAD or DUOS with your opponent based on the type of match (1v1, 2v2). Any player inside of that queued session MAY NOT destroy any bases made by their opponent, make them fall, or any other actions that may help lead to that person's death.
Examples of sabotage include but are not limited to:
- 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 disqualifications.
For no-shows in this tournament if you fail to respond within a fair given time frame you may be forfeited from the tournament.
To report another team for a no show for the match you will need to contact the UMG Admin Demo or Mike so they can handle it accordingly.
All forfeits will be handled and made by the judgement of the UMG Admin Demo or Mike.
The Friday Fortnite week tournament will be live streamed on UMG Events Twitch channel with casting, as well as on the individual channels of many of the participants.
More streams of the tournament will be added to this article once the start time of the competition draws near.