100 Thieves' NICKMERCS Has an Interesting Idea for the Kill Count Indicator in Fortnite - "Nobody is Saying No!" - Dexerto

100 Thieves’ NICKMERCS Has an Interesting Idea for the Kill Count Indicator in Fortnite – “Nobody is Saying No!”

Published: 16/Jul/2018 3:16 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 14:25

by Albert Petrosyan


100 Thieves content creator Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has presented an idea for the kill count indicator in Fortnite.

Playing the game live on his Twitch channel as usual, the popular streamer proposed that Epic Games should add an option that allows players to see their teammates’ kills counters on the main HUD, should they want to do so.

When playing Duos or Squads, the number of kills that a player’s teammates have collected can not be viewed on the HUD, but instead can only be seen by visiting the menu.

With the way third-party Fortnite tournaments and competitive modes are currently set up, getting and keeping track of eliminations is crucial, so the inability to see party members’ kill counts quickly can be annoying and disadvantageous.

The former Gears of War pro player believes that not only would the idea prove to be successful, but it also almost seems like a no-brainer.

“I’m calling Epic [Games], I’m going to call them. Listen, I do not really know what I’m talking about, but I know a couple things about a couple things. And if you’re sitting down at a big ass table full of people, if you ask them ‘Hey, do you think putting your kill count by your name over there on the far right side of that bar, and having it as an option in the settings to toggle on and off, just in case, is a bad idea?’ Nobody is saying no, everybody is saying yes. ‘Good idea Mercs’, and I’ll say ‘thank you, family.'”

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Although this concept has been tossed around before, having someone like Nick, who is the biggest name in console Fortnite, present it in front of 20K+ viewers, could be what prompts Epic to finally add it as an in-game option.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.


At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.