Friday Fortnite cancelled by controversial YouTuber Keemstar.
Yesterday, he put up a big stink about Epic Games the developers of Fortnite. The complaint came from Epic running a Fortnite event on the same day that he was planning one.
Friday Fortnite events have been running for longer, but Epic Games is dishing out $1 million prize money; who could blame anyone for wanting to play in that instead?
Keemstar Not Happy
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) July 18, 2018
Interestingly, Friday Fortnite has been running for 11 weeks; it was one of the first significant Fortnite esport events. However, Epic Games has to maintain the integrity of their own events. Keemstar’s reputation online is arguably less than stellar – Epic may not be too interested in him being a spokesperson for their game.
Keemstar stated that the Friday Fortnite event prize-pool was capped at $20,000:
They capped FF at $20k & are doing events for $500k. I’m not holding the players back.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) July 20, 2018
From July 29th, Friday Fortnite will now be scheduled for Sundays.