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Tfue shows just how overpowered Fortnite’s Fishing Rod can be

Published: 4/Nov/2019 1:51 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 5:39

by Brad Norton


In the midst of a Fortnite saw the introduction of the Fishing Rod. A new item that allowed players to find loot in any body of water, from ammunition to rare weapons and more.

The Fishing Rod was recently buffed in Fortnite to allow functionality on land. While the changes may have looked simple on paper, Tfue has shown that it can change the outcome of highly competitive matches with other professional players.

In a November 3 stream on Twitch, Tfue and his squad of popular professionals were streaming their run through the latest FNCS matches. 

Throughout the various games, the Fortnite star showcased how the new functionality of the Fishing Rod can come in handy even at the highest level of competition.

With absolutely no building materials to his name as a huge gunfight ensued, Tfue focused his efforts on ‘fishing’ for nearby loot and was handily rewarded thanks to the powerful item that now lets players hook loot from a distance.

“I got max metal,” he said to his team after picking up 550 metal in the blink of an eye thanks to a precise hook on an eliminated enemy. “I have zero mats,” a teammate explained as Tfue was easily able to rectify the situation and share his newfound riches among the squad.

In another match, he asked his teammates to break down some nearby structures so he could fish for even more loot from a great distance. 

“I’m gonna grab the RPG,” he explained, using the Fishing Rod from a safe distance. 

The benefits of being able to hook loot from a distance cannot be overstated. Remaining in position with the team, Tfue didn’t have to risk his life or waste precious building materials. Rather, he pulled them towards his team with ease.

Tfue recently dominated in the Championship series with some remarkable RPG plays that led to complete squad wipes, and ended up finishing top five in Week 1 with 56 points.

Having hooked a fresh RPG thanks to the new and improved Fishing Rod, it’s safe to say the streamer has uncovered a powerful tactic when it comes to Fortnite’s competitive play.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.