Week 3 of Friday Fortnite will take place on June 28 where Daniel ‘Keemstar’ Keem, FaZe Clan, and UMG will be giving away $10,000 to the top team with another $10,000 being given away in a commemorative way.
Thanks to FaZe Clan and one of it’s founders Ricky ‘FaZe Banks’, Friday Fortnite was given a second chance due to their $60,000 donation to Friday Fortnite.
Friday Fortnite is an event held by Keemstar and UMG where the top streamers and celebrities fight against an entire lobby of randoms to see who can secure the most eliminations.
The format is quite fun to watch as the tournament is much more relaxed, but also features entertaining celebrities like Lebron James Jr., Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson, and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
Who is participating?
Friday Fortnite isn’t open to anybody, as only the top streamers and personalities are allowed to participate. That means that the event is packed with Twitch and Youtube personalities combined with celebrities.
During Week 3, Lebron James’ oldest son, Lebron James Jr., will be teaming up with FaZe Clan’s Josue ‘Sway’.
Other notable names who will be participating this week are Team SoloMid’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, and Tim ‘Timthetatman’ Betar.
When does it start?
Friday Fortnite is expected to begin on Friday, June 28 at around 4 pm ET / 1 PM PT. The event has typically lasted several hours and not ending until later hours in the night.
If you want to watch the official stream by UMG you can tune into their channel on Twitch, or check out individual streamer’s channels as they always have a different perspective than the casters.
Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore began their rise to Fortnite fame with Friday Fortnite back in 2018, so there might be a new star duo on the rise!
What is the format?
Friday Fortnite features a double elimination bracket that has the winner of the top bracket facing off against the loser bracket finalist.
Each round has two different duos teaming up into a squad match where they both try to get the most amount of eliminations.
The teams have two games to get the highest amount of eliminations before advancing.
Keemstar and UMG’s event does have a few rules for competitors to follow:
- No sabotaging builds
- No sabotaging players by causing missed shots, misplaced builds, etc.
- No Boogie Bombing opponents
One of the most strict rules in Friday Fortnite is using the Boogie Bomb against opponents, which is followed by an immediate disqualification.
What is the prize pool?
The top team at the end of the event will earn $10,000, which is to be split between the winning duo.
An extra $10,000 is been put aside to purchase 30 Nintendo Switches to donate to viewers of the event in honor of late YouTuber Etika.
Random viewers will be selected from UMG’s chat along with participating streamers, so be sure to interact for a chance to win a brand new Nintendo Switch.
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The winners will be announced later during UMG’s Friday Fortnite stream, and will probably be contacted through social media. Since the event takes several hours and there are 30 winners, contacting each person could take some time.