Ninja Pulled More Viewers for His Summer Skirmish Finals Stream Than the Official Broadcast and Epic Games Loved It - Dexerto

Ninja Pulled More Viewers for His Summer Skirmish Finals Stream Than the Official Broadcast and Epic Games Loved It

Published: 4/Sep/2018 12:51 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 12:52

by Ross Deason


Mark Rein has made it clear that the Epic Games loves seeing Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins attract more viewers to his restream of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Grand Final than the official Fortnite channel!

Esports journalist Tyler ‘Fionn’ Erzberger took to Twitter to say “Ninja has more viewers for #SummerSkimrish Grand Final restreaming it than the actual Fortnite channel” and suggested that “Riot would probably ban his Twitch and fine him 5k” if a League of Legends pro like Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg did the same thing.

But Epic Games’ Vice President was quick to respond, saying “We love this!!!” before congratulating Ninja and thanking him for his support of the competition:


While some might have assumed that Ninja’s stream pulling in more viewers was a sign that he is “bigger than Fortnite”, the developers of the game are clearly more than happy to see the game’s biggest star continuing to find success.

In response to Rein’s Tweet, Ninja simply said “Epic is everything” – once again vocalizing his support for the company he has often credited with “breaking the standards” in esports and gaming.


The final event of Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish Series was won by Morgausse. Relatively unknown coming into the event, Morgausse beat the likes of Tfue, Poach, 72hrs and Nate Hill to take home $225,000.

Ninja restreamed the conclusion of the event on his personal Twitch channel and added his commentary to that of Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, who casted the games on the official Fortnite channel.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter


The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.