Some of the best and most popular Fortnite: Battle Royale players showed off their skills in yesterday’s $20,000 Friday Fortnite tournament.
The top players in the world, which included ones from OpTic Gaming, Team Envy, and TSM, did all they could to claim the grand prize. But in the end, FaZe Clan’s Turner “Tfue” Tenney and Dennis “Cloak” Lepore emerged victorious. With a win over TSM in the finals, they claimed their second Friday Fortnite title.
With the amount of talent in the competition, nobody was surprised to see several incredible plays. While it’d be difficult to list every great play from this tournament, there were some moments in the event that seemed to stand above others. Those plays combined the right amount of mechanical skill, positioning, game knowledge, and in some cases, a little bit of luck.
Here are the top five plays from this week’s $20,000 Friday Fortnite tournament.
5) Ninja wipes out a team in short order
It’s no secret that Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is not only the most popular streamer in the world, but he’s a pretty good Fortnite player as well. And he just makes that even more evident in each passing Friday Fortnite tournament.
This week’s competition was no different, with the Twitch star reaching top four before being eliminated in the losers bracket semifinals. Throughout the competition, Ninja showed off his incredible playstyle, pulling off killing sprees out of nowhere. The most impressive came in the winners bracket quarterfinals against OpTic’s Kenneth “Baldy” Anderson and Dade “Dramas” Lesch.
Using a Tactical Shotgun and Hunting Rifle, Ninja quickly took out four players—and he made it look pretty easy. Most players couldn’t do that, but Ninja looked like it was nothing to him.
4) Cloak stands tall on a rock
There’s no denying that FaZe Clan’s Cloak is one of the best Fortnite players on the planet, but he just makes it blatantly obvious every Friday when he plays in the $20,000 tournament.
Cloak had another strong showing this week, and there may have been no better play from the FaZe star than when he deleted three players consecutively with no backup and few materials at his disposal.
3) CouRage clutches, sends OpTic to the losers bracket
Despite the plays that Ninja pulled off, he and his teammate, Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, had a very tight match against OpTic Gaming. In fact, it came down to CouRage in the end.
With Ninja dropping earlier in the game and the kill totals extremely close, the former Call of Duty World League commentator needed one kill to lock up a win for him and Ninja. Converging with Baldy and Dramas on opposing players, CouRage knocked out two players with the Tactical Shotgun, sealing a series victory for his team.
2) Tennpo takes out four and shows off his dance moves
Despite not officially being on a team, Tennpo has proven that he has all the talent that any player could wish for. While playing with FaZe founder Ricky Banks, Tennpo showed that he was capable of not only being a superb player, but also one who could have some fun.
After eliminating four opponents, Tennpo found time to dance along with Andre “Typical Gamer” Rebolo, who he was competing against at the time.
1) FaZe, Nick Eh 30, and ONE_shot_GURL tie the PC world record for most kills
Although some would argue that this is not a “play,” this game pitting eventual champions Tfue and Cloak against Nick Eh 30 and Julie “ONE_shot_GURL” Loock was undoubtedly the performance of the entire tournament.
Some expected this encounter to be a rather straight-forward match in the second round, but these four players had different ideas. Less than 10 minutes into the game, FaZe noticed that Nick and OSG were slaying heavily and dropping pretty much everyone they saw.
The game continued to showcase the foursome’s skills with FaZe combining for 32 kills and Nick Eh 30’s team finishing with 21. The 53 total kills tied the PC record for most kills by a squad in Fortnite, and the record likely would have been smashed if Nick stayed alive longer.