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5 dark horses that could win the Fortnite World Cup solo event

Published: 28/Jul/2019 10:38 Updated: 28/Jul/2019 11:36

by Marcus Banks


The Fortnite World Cup concludes with the solo event at the Arthur Ashe Stadium – we pick out five players who could shock everyone by lifting the trophy in New York.

There was a surprise in the duos event as Cooler Esport duo Aqua and Nyhrox secured two Victory Royales on their way to besting all of the pre-tournament favorites to secure the $3m grand prize.

The action does not end yet though – with names such as Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney facing off in the solo event to conclude the weekend; information on how to watch the solo tournament can be found here.

We pick out five dark horses who could surprise everyone by clinching the cup.

1 – Endretta

MISFITSEndretta was added to the Misfits roster ahead of the World Cup.

Team: Misfits Gaming
Qualifying region: EU
Odds: 125/1 (per bet365)

Hoping to secure back-to-back victories for the European region, former Xypher eSports star Endre ‘Endretta’ Byre booked his ticket to New York in emphatic fashion, winning the week nine qualifier with a remarkable 70 points.

Winning two of his ten games with an average of 3.3 eliminations was enough to guarantee himself a place in the tournament. His stream enjoyed plenty of success as a result of Tfue watching his performance during his viewing party.

Recently signed to Misfits Gaming, Endretta has a huge chance to win big if he can replicate his insane performance, on the main stage.

2 – UnknownxArmy

UnknownxArmy qualified alongside Tfue.

Team: Team Kungarna
Qualifying region: NA East
Odds: 100/1 (per bet365)

Arguably the most talented controller player on the planet, Team Kungarna’s Dominick ‘UnknownxArmy’ Green will definitely be one to watch in New York following his ridiculously consistent performances in qualifiers.

His place on the main stage was secured in week three, finishing second in the fiercely contested NA East region. The controller player continued to impress, finishing third in the week nine qualifiers to earn even more prize money.

If he can transition his skills from online play into a LAN tournament, there is no reason why he can’t bring home the $3m grand prize.

3 – EpikWhale

YOUTUBE:FORTNITEEpikWhale joined Fortnite star Symfuhny on NRG.

Team: NRG Esports
Qualifying region: NA West
Odds: 50/1 (per bet365)

The latest recruit to NRG Esports, Shane ‘EpikWhale’ will be looking to beat his new teammates Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish and Martin ‘MrSavage’ Foss Andersen to the first ever solo world championship.

Formerly a member of Team Kungarna, EpikWhale is known for his smart plays during hectic end games and keeping calm under pressure. After finishing 12th in the duos finals yesterday, he has already experienced what his setup will feel like, possibly handing him an advantage heading into solos.

He can manage to keep his head again, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 50/1 outsider secure a place high on the leaderboard.

4 – Bucke

TWITTER:BUCKEFPSBucke placed fifth at Friday’s Pro-AM.

Team: Team Envy
Qualifying region: NA East
Odds: 100/1 (per bet365)

Looking to get the North American region back on top, Logan ‘Bucke’ Eschenburg will be flying the flag for Team Envy after earning a spot at the tournament during week five of the solo qualifiers.

The pro player shared the incredible story of his qualification on YouTube, revealing that his dad had played a major role during his games, keeping him calm, calling out enemies and hyping him up for his clutch moments.

Although he won’t be able to have his father on the main stage, Bucke has a real shot at glory if he can duplicate his qualifying performance.

5 – Snow

TWITTER:SNOWSnow recently joined Cloud9’s competitive roster.

Qualifying region: NA West
Odds: 66/1 (per bet365)

After winning the NA West qualifier in week one, Cloud9 pro Skylar ‘snow’ Babinski has had plenty of time to prepare for the biggest tournament of his life, but opted not to participate in the other solo events.

Instead, he attempted to become a double qualifier alongside his duo partner ‘swork1’ but ultimately missed out on a spot in the duos final, coming agonizingly close in week four and week ten.

Snow has a history of performing well during the online tournaments such as the Luxe Cup and NAW Gauntlet meaning he stands a great chance of causing an upset.

With the top four players at the solo event winning at least $1m each, the stakes are higher than ever, just six games will crown the first ever Fortnite solo World Champion.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.