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SypherPK defends NICKMERCS after Fortnite community roasts Champion Series error

Published: 2/Sep/2019 13:50 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 14:31

by David Purcell


FaZe Clan star ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has faced some stern criticism from members of the Fortnite community after failing in his team’s latest attempt to qualify for the game’s Champion Series. 

The Fortnite player linked up with fellow streamers Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan and Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno as the team tried to qualify in the Trios section. 

After finding their efforts to be unsuccessful this time out, the squad have faced criticism not only for their teamwork overall, but NICKMERCS has very much taken the brunt from their performance – with SypherPK moving to defend his partner online. 

Epic GamesThe Fortnite Champion Series qualifiers are open, building towards the Season Finals between September 20-22.

The Luminosity Gaming pro player admitted that they could have played better in a post to his official Twitter account on September 2, taking shots at those who have been attacking his friends online.

“I will not tolerate hate towards my teammates. I’d rather lose with my friends instead of win with people who I don’t even care about. Some of you can’t see the big picture. When we do pop off it’ll be worth it. You’ll see,” he tweeted. 

There was one particular instance, involving NICKMERCS, which has proved to be a lightning rod of debate among the game’s community on Reddit. 

The former 100 Thieves player was communicating with his teammates, decided to go for the high ground – as seen below – took a shot at an enemy in a bush, before retreating back to where his team were based, without picking up an elimination. 

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One Reddit user wrote: “I’m a Nick fan. I’m not going to defend this. I had a great day watching that trio make some of the worst mistakes I’ve ever seen. It was like watching myself out there.” A second redditor posted: “He could shoot and kill him it takes half a second and then go back.”

“He did an amazing job at removing that guys bush. 690 IQ play right here. Nobody ever even saw him,” was another response to the video – posted by bestoneyetforreal

Whether or not the team will come back together, shake off the criticisms, and get over the line for Champion Series qualification remains to be seen. They will have until September 15 to get over the line as the tournament builds towards the Season Finals between September 20-22.

One thing is for sure, though, SypherPK and his teammates seem adamant to have the last laugh on this one. 


Logan Paul explains why he’s not moving on after Josie Conseco break up

Published: 25/Nov/2020 13:10

by Alice Hearing


YouTube star Logan Paul has confirmed he and Josie Canseco are no longer together in an unplanned reveal on the Impaulsive podcast with Mike Majlak.

Logan and Josie have had a rocky relationship, separating in mid-February, and rekindling their romance in May. Logan previously described their relationship as “f**king serious. It’s pretty serious.”

But in recent weeks, fans had been speculating as to whether the pair had broken up after rumors circulated, prompted by the two unfollowing and then refollowing each other on Instagram.

But in the November 24 episode of Impaulsive, Logan confirmed the rumors were true. Mike Majlak, Logan, and George Janko were discussing the art of sliding into girls’ DMs, and appeared to accidentally land on the topic of Logan’s break-up with Josie.

Logan Paul Josie Canseco
YouTube: Logan Paul
Logan and Josie had a rocky relationship from start to finish

After Mike briefly brought up the topic of why Logan would be chatting to girls, he hesitantly revealed that Josie was in fact his ex. “It might come off a little odd, these exchanges I’m having with women who aren’t my girlfriend…ex-girlfriend.”

The YouTuber added that he’d rather not reveal the details of their split, preferring to keep this part of his life private. “I’ve always really valued the privacy of my relationship because my life is already pretty public so I don’t feel like either Josie or myself needs to give an explanation if we don’t feel like it.”

The trio also discussed how hard it is when a relationship is in the public eye when fans make assumptions if either side is spotted out with other people. Logan said, “It is hard when you have a relationship that is so much in the public eye.

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“You leave people guessing, like when I’m on a podcast and talking like I’m single, but I am,” before confirming that “It was a special time for both of our lives. It just didn’t end up working out.”

Logan also explained he was finding it hard to move on, “I’m not f***king around. I’m not even at flirt stage yet. There’s a hump to get over before I feel comfortable being back at it.”

In the meantime, Logan revealed that he’d bought an adorable puppy to focus all his love and attention on before trying to date again.