UPDATE - Due to a misunderstanding, the article initially stated that a world record was set, which is incorrect. Information was presented to us that showed the world record was tied, not set.
It appears that Fortnite history has been made in this week's running of the $20,000 Friday Fortnite celebrity tournament on June 8th.
Popular YouTubers 'Nick Eh 30' and 'ONE_shot_GURL' and the FaZe Clan professional player duo of Tuner 'Tfue' Tenney and Dennis 'Cloak' Lepore combined to tie the world record for kills in a Fortnite squads match on PC.
The two teams were facing each other in the second round of the Winners Bracket, with the pair that got the greater number of kills advancing to the next round.
Because there are no private servers in Fortnite, teams competing against each other in Friday Fortnite have to load into a Squads match together, essentially making them teammates in-game.
With all four players going above and beyond in their efforts to get as many kills as possible, they managed to collectively get a total of 53 kills, which according to tournament organizer Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem, ties a world record.
It’s been confirm 53 kills in squad is a PC Fortnite World Record! https://t.co/86OCdnQjMl— KEEM (@KEEMSTAR) June 9, 2018
The 53 kill world record was first set on May 1st, by a group of players that includes current OpTic Gaming Fortnite pro player Dade 'Dramas' Lesch.
The full video of their record setting match can be seen below.
Setting a world record in Fortnite is quite a remarkable achievement; countless groups of players have loaded into Squads matches with prepared strategies and plans for trying to set records, and almost all have failed.
The fact that NickEh30, ONE_shot_GURL, Tfue, and Cloak did it unintentionally while playing against each other in a $20,000 tournament is an incredible achievement on its own.