Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has finally returned to hosting his Ninja Battles tournaments after a two-month hiatus and all-new winners took home the first-place prize. Here’s a full recap of how the latest event unfolded.
Ninja launched his own series of Fortnite competitions back in May with a whopping $80,000 up for grabs week in and week out. While the first two weeks went off without a hitch as North America’s best trios did battle, the event soon came to a halt.
With the surprise collapse of Mixer, the streaming superstar was left without a platform to call home. What followed was weeks of silence, with Ninja admittedly considering retirement from streaming altogether. However, he finally made his return on August 5 with a random Twitch stream.
While he’s not yet willing to lock down with any platform in particular, this stream marked his return to the spotlight. Allowing his Fortnite tournaments to come back in full force as well. The third week of Ninja Battles competition rolled around on August 13 and we’ve got you covered with a full recap.
The latest iteration of the one-day tournament brought together 18 of the top Fortnite trios across NA. From FaZe Clan players such as Nate Hill, to World Cup champion Bugha, and NRG’s Benjyfishy, the event was stacked with popular names and veteran competitors alike.
Each trio was to compete in a total of five matches during the tournament. Teams would then be scored based on their final placement in each match, along with their collective eliminations. Here’s how the action played out.
Ninja Battles Week 3 – Final Placements
While plenty of big names came out swinging, the trios that actually placed in the money might come as a surprise. Bugha’s team couldn’t quite stay ahead of the pack this time around, falling to 14th place overall. Meanwhile, the likes of 100 Thieves duo rehx and Arkhram landed in the sixth spot while teaming with NRG’s EpikWhale. Below is a full list of the final placements.
|1st||Bucke, Kreo, Khanada||$25,000|
|2nd||Riversan, Zyfa, nosh||$15,000|
|3rd||Reverse2k, mero, Deyy||$10,000|
|4th||Cloud, Ferrnando, Iciev||$8,000|
|5th||Clix, MackWood, yung calculator||$5,000|
|6th||Arkhram, EpicWhale, rehx||$5,000|
|7th||Keys, Slackes, Illest||$3,000|
|0 8th||Stretch, Saf, Zayt||$3,000|
|9th||Av, RogueShark, Knight||$2,000|
|10th||Unkown, Benjyfishy, crr||$2,000|
|11th||Scoped, Assault, innocents||$1,000|
|12th||EmadGG, Commandment, Cented||$1,000|
|13th||Eclipsae, nanolite, Sommerset||–|
|14th||Bugha, Chap, Avery||–|
|15th||Bizzle, Dubs, Megga||–|
|16th||Nick Eh 30, Replays, Edgey||–|
|17th||Ceice, Paper, Jamper||–|
|18th||Nate Hill, 72hrs, Funk||–|
Taking out the first place prize was the trio of Khanada, Kreo, and Bucke. While all three are veteran competitors, this event marked one of the first times they actually played together. Kreo is most known for his fourth-place finish at the World Cup in 2019. Thanks to his efforts this time around, his team was able secure $25,000 in this online event.
— TSM Khanada (@Khanada) August 13, 2020
While the third week of Ninja Battles made its triumphant return on August 13, there’s currently no date locked in for week four.