PewDiePie and Ninja team up in most unlikely Fortnite Friday duo of all time
Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, creator of the popular Friday Fortnite competitions, has confirmed that Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and YouTube King Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg are teaming up for Week 2 of the online tournament.
Friday Fortnite returned on May 31, seeing NRG Esports’ MrSavage and Benjyfisy take home first place, as they overcame Ghost Gaming’s Kamo and Issa in the Grand Finals of the $20,000 tournament.
Ninja was playing with his long time duo partner, Reverse2k, whom he is still struggling to qualify for World Cup Duos with, and the two finished a respectable third place. However, for Week 2 of Friday Fortnite Season 2, on June 7, he will be playing with Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie.
The May 31 return of Friday Fortnite was a resounding success, with over 10 million unique viewers.
PewDiePie is best known for his gaming YouTube channel, which sits at over 96 million subscribers – the most subscribed to individually run account in the world. His Fortnite Battle Royale abilities will remain a mystery to most who follow him, as he has not made the game a staple of his channel, but he’ll be hoping to step up alongside Ninja when June 7 comes around.
He has also been known to mock Fortnite Battle Royale and its esport, making the collaboration even more bizarre.
The news was confirmed via Twitter by Keem, who posted a video of Ninja’s highlights and described the two men as the “biggest names in gaming”. The news was well received by the community, amassing over 35,000 likes at the time of writing.
Popular American YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson responded in typical fashion, joking that he’d give Keem his bank account if he can play them in the first round next week. After Keem said he already had an “evil plan” for that, Donaldson revised his offer, throwing his YouTube channel in as well.
Temping , but I already have a evil plan for that….
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) June 3, 2019
It will be a pleasant surprise to those watching if Ninja and Pewds are able to mount a serious challenge, given the tournament is generally dominated by professional duos. However, some celebrities, such as Tory Lanez, have proven their talent, and even challenged the professional duos.
PewDiePie will be hoping to replicate this outsider success when June 7 rolls around.