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xQc Roasts Professional Fortnite Players Following PAX West’s Summer Skirmish Event

Published: 4/Sep/2018 12:49 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 15:10

by Calum Patterson

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Former professional Overwatch player, Felix “xQc” Lengyel wasn’t impressed by competitive Fortnite after watching the $1.5 million tournament at PAX West, criticizing the gameplay.

xQc previously played in the Overwatch League, with Team Envy owned Dallas Fuel, before controversies led to his release. But, it doesn’t look like he will be attempting to go pro in Fortnite any time soon.

After the ‘Summer Skirmish’ event, which saw unknown player ‘Morgausse’ win $250,000 for 1st place, xQc give a harsh review of the pro players competing.

Comparing Fortnite to other competitive titles, xQc blasted the way that players would move around the map passively, hiding near the edge of the storm circle.

“Last time I checked, these competitive games, esports with high skill cap, people used to move, shoot, duck, use abilities properly, switch weapons properly, do hard switches, target switches, strategic moves.

I watched these piece of shit Fortnite tournaments, and all I see is a bunch of fucking pussies, hidden two meters from the zone, in their small built wooden fort, peeking through the cracks in the window.

So fucking boring. It’s like they’re playing hide and seek, in built forts made out of wood planks and bricks and metal. So boring.”

While xQc isn’t the only one who has been critical of Fortnite gameplay at the highest level, the viewing numbers for the tournament tell a different story.

Over 600,000 concurrent viewers were tuning in during the Summer Skirmish’ final matches, so despite the very passive gameplay on show a times, clearly many don’t find it ‘boring’ like xQc does.

Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, could still stand to make the incentives for aggressive gameplay more significant through, by rewarding more for eliminations, to prevent the overly passive playstyle sometimes on show.

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Sykkuno announces streaming return with Valkyrae after moving to Vegas

Published: 17/Jan/2021 3:12 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 3:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Sykkuno has been busy moving to Las Vegas, but his return to streaming is imminent. He’s set to return on January 17 alongside some big names including Valkyrae.

Sykkuno announced he was moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints for quite some time. He started moving on January 15, and naturally, it meant he wouldn’t be streaming until the move was complete.

Fortunately, it seems like he’s all settled in and almost ready to go. He hasn’t posted anything about it yet. However, he mentioned it to another streamer named Ray_C while playing Rust. Then, it was also later confirmed by Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter.

Twitch: Sykkuno
Sykkuno’s popularity skyrocketed in the last few months of 2020.

Sykkuno crossed paths with Ray C on the OfflineTV Rust server. Initially, they were talking about the game and preparing for a potential team fight. Then, Ray_C wished him well with the move. “I hope your move goes well, man,” he said.

There was a bit over overlap at first. However, Sykkuno didn’t hesitate to respond once he had a chance. “It’s going pretty well,” he said. “I think I might be back online tomorrow or something.”

But it seems like it’s more than a mere possibility. Valkyrae announced that she’d be streaming Raft with some other big-name streamers, including Sykkuno. It’s exciting news since his fans didn’t expect him to be back so soon.

“Raft with Jodi, Sykkuno, Toast, Abe, John, and Corpse [has] moved to tomorrow at 5 pm PST!” she wrote. “I’ll see ya then.” Of course, it doesn’t mean it’s one hundred percent locked in, but it’s about as official as it gets.

Sykkuno’s fans can’t wait to see him back in action. Even though he shot to fame in the last quarter of 2020, he’s already become an integral part of the streaming community.

It sounds a bit melodramatic, but his absence leaves a void, and it’ll be good to see him back where he belongs.

It’ll be interesting to see what he says about his move, and how well he’s managed to settle into his new home.