One of the greatest things about the weekly Friday Fortnite celebrity tournament, is that it offers the potential for great matchups between some of the biggest names in the online gaming community.
That is exactly what happened during Week 7 of the competition, which was played on June 22nd, as popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Cloud9 pro Fortnite player Jacob ‘Hysteria’ Reiser faced off against the Team SoloMid pro player duo of Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani’ and ‘Hamlinz.’
While they all are great in their own rite, everyone’s attention was on Ninja vs Myth, as the two are not only very good friends, but also two of the greatest Fortnite competitors in the world.
What made things even more interesting was the fact that this epic matchup occurred in the seventh round of the Losers Bracket, putting the ‘win or go home’ pressure on all of the players’ shoulders.
The matches were as exhilarating as one would expect, but there had to be a winner and Myth and Hamlinz were able to clutch the victory and send Ninja and Hysteria packing.
— UMG Events (@UMGEvents) June 23, 2018
Afterwards, Ninja posted a video expressing his reaction to losing the match and also mentioning that he would like to play with Hysteria again in next week’s competition.
“[…] Hysteria, love you man GG’s. Almost had it. Myth and Hamz [Hamlinz], hate you guys, just kidding I love you. You guys are on, good job in Losers, take it home. Dude these Fortnite Fridays are amazing man. I’m just pumped for next week, I’m probably using Hysteria again.”
— Ninja (@Ninja) June 23, 2018
Hysteria, who was playing in his very first Friday Fortnite, also posted his reaction, although he did it via a written tweet rather than a video.
Ended up 4th place, wish we could have brought it home but played well overall! Hopefully this isn't my first and only time in Fortnite fridays and I can get into more in the future! GGs to everyone we played and thanks to @KEEMSTAR and @UMGEvents 😀
— C9 Hysteria (@JacobHysteria) June 23, 2018