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Ali-A explains why Fortnite’s original map should return

Published: 14/Jan/2020 18:33

by Eli Becht


YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken took a trip down memory lane and looked back at the original Fortnite map, revealing that he feels the scenery should make a comeback. 

With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic Games completely ditched the map players have come to know and love for 10 seasons and replaced it with an entirely new one.

There was a lot of hype for this change and it was exciting for players to explore all of the new locations. However, once that honeymoon period passed, there wasn’t a whole lot left for players to keep them engaged.

Epic GamesFortnite got a new map for Chapter 2.

In previous seasons, there would have been a variety of updates that changed locations or hinted towards the future, but the inaugural season of Chapter 2 hasn’t had much of that.

As players grow tired of the current map, they yearn for the past, and Ali-A is one of those players doing just that.

In a video released on January 13, the YouTube star revisited the beginnings of Fortnite, including a look at the original map. Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and Ali explained Epic should bring the map back for that reason, alone.

Ali-A, Instagram / Epic Games
Ali-A, Instagram / Epic Games
Ali-A think Fortnite should bring back the OG map for a little bit.

“I seriously think Fortnite should bring (the map) back, even for just an LTM, to allow us to play it and reminisce about the old school days,” he said.

He went on to say that if he could bring anything back from a previous season, it’d be the double pump shotgun strategy or jump pads.

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The remainder of the video goes through the very beginnings of Fortnite, including the Halloween event that felt like it was never going to end.

Fortnite was such a simpler game back then, as players would make giant bases or sky forts, all while not having a single clue on how to aim their guns properly.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Chapter 2 has some of the old locations still, but players want more.

It seemed to be something that just about anybody could pick up and master, but as players finally learned how to build, the meta shifted and the casuals were completely left in the dust.

The game is clearly in a much better state now, but it’s still fun to think back to how the game got its start and compare it to what it has become in recent times.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 20:29

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, which were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
Nissan USA
Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be announced, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.