Ninja and PewDiePie teaming up for Friday Fortnite
Two massive internet celebrities are about to team up and compete in the popular Friday Fortnite tournament on June 7th (this Friday). Surprising everyone, Keemstar announced that Ninja and Pewdiepie will be teaming up for the event.
Ninja and Pewdiepie Join Forces
The Fortnite superstar and Twitch streaming sensation Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will be joining forces with Youtube’s most popular (and controversial) figure Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg for this tournament.
For those who are unfamiliar with Friday Fortnite, it’s a double-elimination tournament that features 32 different duos. A bracket is created that gives each duo an opponent. The two duos matched against each other must both jump into a Squads lobby, and they will play two matches. Then whichever team has the most eliminations after both games moves on to the next round of the tournament.
Friday Fortnite originally started in May 2018, and it did a lot to help Fortnite turn into the juggernaut that it is today. It was one of the first competitive Fortnite tournaments that proved Fortnite could work as an esport. It also brought in a significant amount of viewers on Twitch. Several talented Fortnite players, such as Ninja and tfue, are especially thankful for Friday Fortnite because it gave them exposure, and it helped them develop their current massive fanbases.
So, after a long hiatus due to a feud between Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem (the creator of Friday Fortnite) and Epic Games, Friday Fortnite finally returned on May 31st of this year. This was thanks to a generous $60k donation from FaZe Clan owner Ricky Banks, and a great deal of support from the Fortnite community.
Now there’s an opportunity for the popularity of Friday Fortnite to reach a whole new level with Ninja and PewDiePie participating. Their combined star power might even bring in more viewers than the 628,000 that watched Drake duo with Ninja (maybe).
Here’s a closer look at both these internet celebrities that will be looking to dominate the competition in this upcoming Friday Fortnite event.
- Makes over $500,00 a month streaming Fortnite on Twitch
- Has had up to 13.1 million followers and 200,000 subscribers on Twitch
- Sponsored by Red Bull with his face appearing on a can
- Credits Halo for starting his gaming career
- Sold out his own Las Vegas Fortnite esports tournament
- He has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, and Family Feud
- Very rich.
- Has over 96 million subscribers on Youtube
- Has a net worth of $20 million
- In 2015, Time Magazine named him one of the top 30 most influential people on the internet
- He sold Hot Dogs to help support his Youtube channel before he was famous
- Announced a recent partnership with DLive — a new live streaming service
- Had a potential partnership with Disney canceled after controversial remarks that he made
- Also…very rich
Make sure to check out Friday Fortnite starting at 1PM PST/4 PM EST on Friday, June 7.
(PewDiePie has yet to confirm what platform he’s using to stream his POV)