The First Ever KEEMSTAR 'Saturday Fortnite' $5,000 Tournament Was a Huge Success - Recap and Final Placements - Dexerto
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The First Ever KEEMSTAR ‘Saturday Fortnite’ $5,000 Tournament Was a Huge Success – Recap and Final Placements

Published: 3/Jun/2018 19:30 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 23:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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Up-and-coming Fortnite starts Kenneth ‘Baldy’ and Dade ‘Dramas’ have won the first ever KEEMSTAR ‘Saturday Fortnite’ tournament on June 2nd.

The pair beat out ‘GODaZed’ and ‘vvpunisher’ in a swift, one-game Grand Final to take home the whopping $5,000 first place prize.

‘Saturday Fortnite’ is a brand new competition organized by popular YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and online tournament host website UMG.

Formatted very similarly to KEEMSTAR’s well-known and popular weekly tournament called ‘Friday Fortnite,’ the Saturday version focuses on smaller content creators and streamers, giving them a chance to display their Fortnite talents in a competitive setting.

Having swept through the Winners Bracket without a loss, Baldy and Dramas came into the Grand Final needing to win one match to secure the championship, whereas their opponents, who were coming from the Losers Bracket, would have to win two.

However, things did not need to go that far as the eventual champions easily took care of business in the first and only match, winning by a kill margin that was not close.

Not only did the two winning players take home $2,500 each, they also won an exclusive invitation to participate in the next running of ‘Friday Fortnite,’ which features some of the biggest names in the online gaming and content creation industries.

Because they will be playing in that competition on Friday, June 8th, it is not yet clear whether Baldy and Dramas will be allowed to defend their title in next week’s ‘Saturday Fortnite’, which will be held on the 9th. 

Here are the final placements for the first ever ‘Saturday Fortnite,’ along with the finalized bracket of the entire tournament. 

Place Team Prize
1 Baldy & Dramas $5,000 + ‘Friday Fortnite’ Invite
2 GODaZed & vvpunisher
3 OpTic Maniac & Ritual
4 Weak3n & imbrick
5/6 Electrahhh & Danii
5/6 Whea7s & scrupools
7/8 TheXposed & CoreyJUMPMAN
7/8 MiRx & Troy_
9/12 Camills7 & Requiemslaps
9/12 FaZe Dirty & AiphaTV
9/12 thatdenverguy & Simooyt
9/12 Destroy & DaricGotti
13/16 MoNsTcR & TTHump
13/16 NAMELESS & Apathy
13/16 TheDissRapper & Fiber
13/16 SWAGGERXBL & Plixxer
17/24 Bewitching & TTV_Mbaty
17/24 ObeyRandumb & Replays
17/24 FaZe Bloo & Washedrew
17/24 CapoTV & TewShady
17/24 SoaR Carl & treyful
17/24 Maddynf & sxmbah
17/24 LOSPOLLOS & cmills
17/24 KiwizOfficial & OnlyNicks
25/32 H1GGSY & JFXONYT
25/32 kbubbles& swaggerleetv
25/32 Hollylive & Mar
25/32 thedeluxe4 & TheG18
25/32 Upshall & Rubes94
25/32 alexiaraye & asivrs
25/32 ProHenis & TBNRkenWorth
25/32 nicovald & Ambrew

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Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.