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How to watch the return of Friday Fortnite — streams, schedule and teams

Friday Fortnite has returned!

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For the first time in almost a year, the Friday Fortnite tournament has returned for a limited engagement. Some of the best players and streamers are coming back with it for their shot at the prize money.

Friday Fortnite is created and promoted by YouTuber Keemstar and was one of the earliest Fortnite tournaments. Predating most of Epic’s big competitions, Friday Fortnite provided a platform for streamers and content creators to compete against each other without going head-to-head. Rather than placement points, which are rewarded heavily in tournaments run by Epic like the Summer Skirmish and the World Cup, Friday Fortnite is all about scoring eliminations and that’s the only way to get points.

Also different about this tournament is that it takes place in public lobbies rather than in custom matches full of pro players. During the tournament each team will face off against one other team in a bracket format. Whichever team has the most kills after two games will be the winner and advance to the next round.

Keemstar put Friday Fortnite on permanent hiatus last year when Epic announced that it would have Summer Skirmish competitions on Friday, which would have cut out a significant portion of the Friday Fortnite competitors, or made them choose between Keem’s tournament and Epic’s. However, after the recent news of a lawsuit between FaZe Clan and ex-FaZe pro-player Tfue, a Twitter exchange between FaZe founder Banks and Keemstar himself led to an agreement to bring the tournament back for a limited time as long as FaZe was sponsoring it.

Tfue was one of the first notable streamers to gain a massive following from Fortnite when he and his duo partner Cloakzy — also a member of FaZe Clan — won several of the weekend tournaments. While Tfue and Cloakzy aren’t participating in this week’s competition, there are plenty of other streamers who will be involved. With most of the top streamers and content creators taking part in this revival of Friday Fortnite, there should be no shortage of streams to watch as most players choose to stream every match they compete in for the entire tournament.

The first week of the return of Friday Fortnite is set to start at 4 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 31. You can watch the tournament from the perspective of almost all of the players competing on their personal streams, though it’s possible a larger community stream will also exist that could switch perspectives during the tournament.

Here’s a list of all of the teams competing in Friday Fortnite this week:

  • Ninja and Reverse2K
  • Ceeday and NoahsNoah
  • Mako and Froste
  • Dolan Dark and Nopeify
  • Lannan and x2twinsTwitch
  • Zuckles and McCreamy
  • ToryLanez and WrittenByRay
  • Akademiks and LIquid Fiber
  • FaZe Sway and TBD
  • Tinaraes and Maddie
  • Gotaga and Mickalow
  • MrSavage and Benjyfishy
  • FaZe Replays and Nick Eh 30
  • Timthetatman and King Richard
  • MrBeast and ExilityTM
  • RiceGum and FaZe Jarvis
  • Lachlan and Mrfreshasian
  • Nickmercs and Nio
  • FaZe HighSky and TSM Slappie
  • LosPollos and Mopi
  • Typical Gamer and FaZe Thiefs
  • Svenosss and Vikkstar123
  • Secret Mongraal and Mitr0
  • Kamo and ISSA
  • Ayden and 100 Thieves Elevate
  • Joey Rage and Blay-K
  • FaZe Cizzorz and Ghost Bizzle
  • Nate Hill and Funkbomb
  • 100 Thieves Noah and FaZe Avxry
  • London 2Hype and Jesser
  • SypherPK and HighDistortion
  • FaZe Dubs and FaZe Megga