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A Coin Flip Decided the Final Qualifier Spot at the PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish

Published: 3/Sep/2018 11:23 Updated: 3/Sep/2018 11:46

by Matt Porter

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A coin flip was used to determine who won the last qualifying spot in Grand Final of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish at PAX West.

This weekend saw hundreds of competitors taking to the Battle Bus, in an attempt to qualify for Week 8 of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish. With 33 players qualifying each day, it was a tie at the bottom of the standings that grabbed everyone’s attention.

With The_Real_Cryohme and Colton both level on points in joint 33rd, a coin flip was used to determine who would take the last spot in Monday’s Grand Final, with The_Real_Cryohme winning the coin flip and progressing.

The coin flip, which was worth $5000 to the winner, was used due to Colton and Cryohme being level on all aspects. While the competition has a number tiebreakers in effect, both players were tied in Victory Royales, total eliminations and average placement so none could be used.

Spectators of the Summer Skirmish believed that 99 was the limit for players competing in the Grand Final due to the 100th spot being occupied by the Spectator Cam, however that has been confirmed to not be the case. 

Colton, however, will still not be allowed to take that last position, as Epic claim it would be unfair to the other players who placed 34th – even though none of them were actually tied for 33rd spot originally.

In the aftermath, fans felt that a coin flip was an unfair way to eliminate a player with massive amounts of money on the line. In a comment on Reddit, Esports Developer Colin ‘SkyzYn’ Fogle confirmed that while the scenario was unprecedented, Epic had “communicated the tiebreaker order repeatedly through broadcasts, rule-sets and verbally to competitors at the PAX West Summer Skirmish

Fogle also confirmed that Epic Games weren’t happy about having to use the coin flip, and stated;

Going forward we will look at some additional ways to break ties, although we are currently a bit limited. One common suggestion is various types of ‘Damage Dealt’ stats, but that stat is currently not reliable and thoroughly tested enough to determine placement.

While it’s good news that Epic intend to add additional tie-break options, this has unfortunately come too late for Colton. 

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IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

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Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.