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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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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.