Friday Fortnite returns once again for another run of the popular tourney series with big names like the World Cup winner Bugha.

Another week of Friday Fortnite arrives as Season X enters its second week. With the B.R.U.T.E. mech in play and the Glider Redeploy out, who will grab the prize money this time around?

How to watch Friday Fortnite on August 9

Friday Fortnite on August 9 will begin at 1PM PST/4PM EST/9PM BST. This has been standard since the return of the weekly tourneys back in May.

As always, UMG will be running the event via their competitive gaming platform. The official viewing experience for the event can be found on UMG’s own Twitch channel embedded below.

Players are also allowed to stream the event to their own respective channels.

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

Who is playing in this week’s Friday Fortnite?

Gotta practice those 90s, Ninja!

Friday Fortnite experienced a few weeks of lesser known competition during the time leading up to the Fortnite World Cup. Thankfully, the event has reignited the passion of the community and the roster is once again stacked with talent.

Key among the crowd is Bugha, the Fortnite Solos World Cup winner. The player showed his proficiency at official Fortnite esports and now looks to grab another major victory. Keep in mind that the rules for this event are significantly different than the World Cup.

In addition to Bugha, you’ll see many of your favorite streamers and pro players grace the screen. These include Nickmercs, Ninja, Ewok, Aydan, ZexRow, Nate Hill, and more!

You can see a full roster of players in UMG’s dynamic Challonge bracket. This bracket will be updated live throughout the event. It’s a great way to follow along with the tourney if you can’t watch the stream.

What are the Friday Fortnite rules?

Unlike official Fortnite esports tournaments, Friday Fortnite will be using its own elimination based ruleset.

Friday Fortnite started running weekly tournaments all the way back in the early days of the battle royale giant. There were no custom matches or point systems to be heard of at the time. Eliminations are the only thing that matters in Friday Fortnite to this day.

The two duos meet up in a public Fortnite Squads lobby and hop into a game together. Whichever team gets the most eliminations after two matches wins the round and moves on.

Friday Fortnite features a losers bracket which allows teams a second chance if they happen to lose a round. Losing in the losers bracket results in the team being eliminated entirely from the tourney.

Due to the format of teams playing together in the same Squad, strict sportsmanship rules have been put into place. These are to prevent players from disrupting the other duo. “Stealing” kills is completely within the rules, but the following most certainly are not:

  • Breaking the other duo’s builds or breaking any structure they are standing on
  • Using a Boogie Bomb on the other duo (instant disqualification)
  • Using builds to block the other team from moving
  • Deliberately blocking shots or projectiles via body-blocking

These and other rules are enforced adamantly by UMG and we’ve seen contestants be disqualified many times before.


Will you be watching this week’s Friday Fortnite competition live? If you haven’t had a chance to catch one of these tourneys yet, we highly recommend hopping into the stream today. The roster is looking packed with raw talent and the competition gets more and more fiery by the week. It’s time for Friday Fortnite!

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