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How to watch Friday Fortnite feat. Ninja, Benjyfishy, DrLupo and more – Stream, Schedule, and Brackets

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Friday Fortnite returned with a bang over a month ago and the hype hasn’t died down since. The greatest professional players are set to clash once again on July 5 at 4:00 PM EST.

Keemstar’s Friday Fortnite tourney lit its fire once more when FaZe Clan promised to fund the return of the event. Since Week 1, hundreds of players have battled for tens of thousands in prize money and glory.

The Week 4 event will be duo hosted by Keemstar and MrBeast. As always, UMG Gaming will run the event and ensure everything goes smoothly. Let’s get into some of the finer details for the tournament.

When does Friday Fortnite start?

The event follows a similar schedule to previous weeks and uses the same tools to help you follow along.

Friday Fortnite for July 5th, 2019 begins at 1PM PST/4PM EST. If the past few weeks are any proof, the tournament will run anywhere from 6 to 10 hours. This might seem like a long time, but you’ve got to take all the downtime in between games into account.

To watch the stream of the event as it plays out, you’ll want to tune into the UMG Events Twitch channel.

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

Who is participating in this week’s Friday Fortnite?

Ninja prepping to take home the money

If you are going to watch any single week of Friday Fortnite, make this the one. The roster of competition currently shows an immense lineup of talented players. While celebrity picks may bring in some additional views, powerhouses like Kamo, Ninja, Myth, H1ghSky1, and Benjyfishy bring in the ferocity of professional competition.

You can check out the full list of teams in UMG’s interactive Challonge bracket. This bracket will be updated live throughout Friday Fortnite. If you can’t make it for the stream, we highly recommend keeping a tab open with for live results.

What’s Friday Fortnite’s gameplay format?

We’re not in the Qualifiers anymore

If you’re hopping into a Friday Fortnite stream after watching World Cup Qualifier content, you’d be forgiven for being confused. Friday Fortnite does not follow the same format and rules of the official Fortnite esports ruleset.

Instead, the tourney uses the same format that was used during the early days of competitive Fortnite.

Each round will feature two teams getting into a Sqauds lobby together. They will compete for kills and only kills. Placement does not directly matter in a Friday Fortnite match. The games are played in public Fortnite Battle Royale lobbies.

Two matches are played per round and whichever team has a higher total number of kills wins the round.

As seen in the bracket posted above, Friday Fortnite is a double elimination tourney. If a team loses a round, they get one more chance by making a run through the losers bracket.

Due to players playing on the same “team” in Squads, duos are not allowed to harm or mess with the other duo. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Throwing Stinks Bombs to obscure vision
  • Breaking builds
  • Throwing Boogie Bombs at other duo (Instant Ban/Disqualification)
  • Shooting randomly to attract players

UMG doesn’t screw around with these rules and teams have been kicked in the past for attempting to cheat. Teams have to be careful when using certain items or risk the banhammer.

What’s the current prize pool for Friday Fortnite?

Winners will walk away with $10,000 in prize money

Friday Fortnite continues to put up big prize money, attracting professional players and celebrity guests. Previous weeks have seen additional rewards for viewers as well.

The winning duo of Friday Fortnite will receive $20,000 dollars in prize money…that’s pretty good for a night of gaming. Of course, this isn’t your average casual run of Fortnite when you are fighting against several of the top earning pros of all time.

Winners will be announced on stream after the conclusion of all matches. Be prepared for a long night of amazing shooter action. The last couple of weeks have debatably been the best in Fortnite esports history. We’re absolutely loving the streams and highlights and we hope it never ends. We’ll see you in the chat!

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Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 3 Season 3 start date and prize pool revealed 

Fortnite has announced the Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 3 Season 3 in which pros worldwide will compete for 3 million dollars.

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FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3

The Fortnite Champion Series is easily the most anticipated competitive event every season. In Chapter 3 Season 3, the likes of Bugha, Clix, and Arkhram, among others, will battle it out for a prize pool of 3 million dollars.

Epic Games has finally announced the FNCS for Chapter 3 Season 3. This time around, the logo seems to have a tropical theme that matches the ‘Vibin’ season. The meta has also changed significantly, and it will be interesting to see how some of the most talented esports athletes have adapted to it.

Everything to know about Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will begin on July 6 with 3 Qualifier rounds. The top five teams (Duos) from each round will directly advance to the FNCS Finals.

The qualifiers will take place till July 18 and the Semi-Finals will begin on July 21. As per Epic Games, the key to reaching the finals is Victory Royales and consistency. In the three Semi-Finals sessions, 6 Victory Royale winners and the top six consistent teams will move ahead.

The Finals will take place between August 12-14. There are two ways for a team to win the Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • The first team to get three Victory Royales and earn 475 points will be declared the FNCS champion. This is called the Match Point.
  • If no team is able to acquire a Match Point at the end of 12 Finals matches, the duo with the highest points will win.

Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS prize pool distribution

The prize pool for the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is a whopping $3 million. However, it will be divided across several regions:

  • EU: $1,350,000
  • NAE: $690,000
  • BR: $240,000
  • NAW: $240,000
  • ASIA: $240,000
  • ME: $120,000
  • OCE: $120,000

The prize pool is different for each region, primarily because of Fortnite’s prominence there. It is evident that the viewership numbers in Europe are much higher than in the Middle East and Oceania.

FNCS Chapter 3 Season 2 rewards
Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 2 granted these rewards to viewers

It is worth noting that fans should be able to unlock some free cosmetics by watching the matches. New FNCS-themed cosmetics also arrive in the Item Shop.

All in all, it is safe to assume that the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be more exciting than ever. A ton of new features and weapons have arrived recently, and even map changes have been quite frequent.

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Football star Mesut Ozil might turn pro in Fortnite following retirement

Based on his agent’s statements, it won’t be a surprise if we soon find former Arsenal player Mesut Ozil ‘Vibin’ as a Fortnite pro.

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Ozil might join Fortnite esports

After having a glorious run in Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Schalke 04, Mesut Ozil joined Fenerbahçe S.K. Reports claim that the footballer might take up esports as a career after retirement.

Mesut Ozil has nothing left to prove in the world of Football. He’s won several trophies over the years and is easily one of the best playmakers in the history of the sport. Ozil recently unfollowed Fenerbahce on his social media and seems to be all set for retirement.

The footballer has always been an avid gamer, and his manager claims that Ozil has the potential to become a Fortnite pro.

Mesut Ozil has a long history of playing Fortnite

Ozil’s admiration for Fortnite has never been a secret. He’s been streaming the game on Twitch for years and it has even been a matter of controversy on several occasions.

Back in 2020, fans of Arsenal accused Fortnite of causing Ozil’s back injury. They claimed that playing the battle royale title continuously with a bad posture affected his health.

Ozil's Instagram post about Fenerbahce
Ozil promised fans about staying in Fenerbahce but his actions tell a different story

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Ozil’s manager stated:

“He will go more into esports, and maybe become an esports athlete. He’s really good at Fortnite, and I think one day I wouldn’t be surprised if he is competing”

The former Arsenal midfielder already owns an esports organization that competes in Fortnite and FIFA. He’s definitely had success as a streamer, but it is too early to assume if this will be the case with his esports career as well.

Several sports icons like David Beckham, Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, and Shaq have invested in Esports. It is evident that the industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and now is the perfect time to capitalize on it.

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How to jump off of a diving board in Fortnite Season 3

A Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 3 challenge requires players to jump off of a diving board and here’s a quick guide to completing it.

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Fortnite Dive Board

Fortnite players must search for a diving board and jump off of it this week. This will complete one of the latest Week 3 challenges and provide them with 15,000 XP.

Quests and challenges have always been the most reliable source of XP for Fortnite players. The developers release three Daily Quests every day and seven Weekly Quests every week.

Weekly quests for Week 3 of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 have arrived, and here’s a guide to completing the one based on jumping off a diving board.

Where to find Diving Boards in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

To complete the Weekly quest, players first need to find one Diving Board. It is located near Rocky Reels and the exact location is marked (blue marker) in the image below:

Diving Board in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Location of Diving Board in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

The diving board is placed on the top of a massive rock in the desert region south of Rocky Reels. It basically gives players a small push and they can dive into the river flowing underneath.

The quest requires you to jump off of a diving board three times, and they don’t need to be unique. This means that the challenge can be completed by jumping off of the aforementioned board repeatedly.

How to reach the diving board in Fortnite Season 3

Another thing to note is the accessibility of the diving board. There’s no way to reach the top of the massive boulder in Zero Build modes owing to the lack of ziplines. Jumping while sprinting might help but it is better to take on this challenge in modes with building enabled.

Obviously, players can directly land at the diving board near Rocky Reels in Zero Build modes but this will only allow them to jump off of it once.

All in all, completing the weekly challenge will grant players 15,000 XP. Seven new quests have been added this week and there will be an additional bonus for completing them. This implies that the total XP output will be over 200,000 which is equivalent to almost three levels in the Battle Pass.

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