Fortnite player nabs an epic New Year's Victory Royale as clock strikes midnight - Dexerto

Fortnite player nabs an epic New Year’s Victory Royale as clock strikes midnight

Published: 1/Jan/2021 13:41 Updated: 1/Jan/2021 13:42

by Ava Thompson-Powell


Players all over the world gathered in Fortnite on New Year’s Eve to celebrate together with some friendly competition as we moved into 2021. With fireworks, confetti-themed gun wraps, and being compelled to dance by a giant disco ball, Fortnite was the place to be.

It seems that one player has taken the crown for possibly the coolest thing to happen during Fortnite’s New Years’ celebration – nabbing the win just as the clock struck midnight.

2021 off to a winning start

British Reddit user Hkam87 shared the clip of them frantically building, in an intense moment that sees just them and one other player remaining in the match.

I got a victory royale bang on new year at 00:00am uk time from r/FortNiteBR

Masterfully building to avoid being hit, he effortlessly lands a perfect shot straight to the opposing player with a common Tactical Shotgun, killing them instantly and claiming a Victory Royale.

The post, which was shared to Reddit has taken off with fellow users, garnering nearly 3,000 upvotes at the time of writing.

Redditors respond

Fortnite's 2021 event with fireworks in the sky and a giant disco ball
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Fireworks dominate the sky during the 2021 celebration.

Fellow user haltonj responded with one of the most popular comments of the whole thread, stating “first Victory Royale of 2021!” and RunningTURTL retorting with “and last of 2020, because the game started in 2020.” Another user, NotDussal, quipped, “bruh, this game lasted for a year.”

New Year’s Alone

While many players were supportive and found the extremely lucky moment incredible, some players attempted to rain on the parade slightly.

“I’m not hating on anyone, but it’s kinda sad playing a video game instead of family or friends at such a special celebration. Nice win tho,” user Gamer_Boi2020 remarked.

Attempting to rebut the user’s comment, iLoveMcree shared some information about the way Fortnite deals with the New Year’s celebration and differing timezones: “The game does the celebration effect at the turn of every hour because it New Years somewhere in the world. So he may have been playing in the morning or afternoon in his time zone.”

What do you think about this New Year’s win? Perhaps you’ll be the one to grab 2022’s midnight victory. For more Fortnite-related news, make sure to check out our dedicated hub for tips, news, and guides. Dexerto wishes you all a much brighter 2021 – Happy New Year!


IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney


Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

FNCS graphic
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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

Fortnite Battle Bus
Epic Games
Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.