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Black Panther’s Prowl monument added in Fortnite September 1 map changes

Published: 1/Sep/2020 11:59

by Matt Porter

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is rumbling on, and a brand new location has been added to the map, with Panther’s Prowl, a monument in honor of Black Panther appearing in the south of the island. 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that Season 4 is based around superheroes, with Marvel’s popular characters invading the game as they prepare for battle against the evil villain Galactus.

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The Season 4 Battle Pass features characters like Thor, Tony Stark, Storm, and even Wolverine. As Season 4 has progressed, new points of interest have sprouted up across the island, seemingly built by the characters as their home base on the island.

Doctor Doom has taken over Pleasant Park, Antman has created Ant Manor, and now Black Panther has been added to the mix, taking ownership of a section of land near Misty Meadows.

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Map showing the location of Panther's Prowl.
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Map showing the location of Panther’s Prowl.

If you’re looking for the Panther’s Prowl monument, the good news is that it’s going to be hard to miss, as it seems like a giant island has just plopped out of the sky and settled west of Misty Meadows, perched on top of a hill to give you a view over the entire town.

It’s easy to know this location is in honor of Black Panther, with a massive statue of the animal sitting proudly on top, in a pose reminiscent of the massive panther statue that looks down over Wakanda, the fictional home of the Black Panther.

Even better, players can actually walk up the tail of the creature and stand on top of its head, giving you an incredible view of the surrounding area. There’s also some gear to be found, with floor loot scattered across the area, and a chest sitting inside the roaring mouth of the big cat.

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First look at the Panther’s Prowl monument

Panther's Prowl overlooking Misty Meadows.
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The statue looks down on Misty Meadows.

Panther’s monument is unlikely to be the last superhero-themed location we see this season, with The Collector also rumored to get his own spot somewhere on the map in the near future.

The addition of the monument comes at a time when many are mourning the loss of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Panther, following the sad passing of actor Chadwick Boseman on August 28. The character became a cultural icon following the movie’s release in 2018 and played major roles in both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: streams, teams, format, more

Published: 1/Oct/2020 17:00 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:25

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series is back, this time returning to Fortnite Battle Royale, as players and a star-studded list of influencers go head-to-head on October 1.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 

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Now, the competition returns, moving from Warzone back to Fortnite, the original stomping grounds of the Chipotle Challenger Series.

How to watch the Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series

With qualifiers out of the way and the teams locked-in, only the Chipotle Challenger Series finale remains for viewers to watch. The finale takes place on Thursday, October 1 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm BST on Chipotle’s Twitch channel.

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We’ve embedded the stream here so you can keep up with all the action from your favorite Fortnite content creators, sports stars and celebrities, and find out who wins the tournament and makes the lion share of the $50,000 prize pool.

Who’s playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there is another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

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Streamers
  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • FRESH
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG

Other

  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there will be four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams will score one point for each elimination they earn.

There will be four total qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

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  • Will allow up to 1000 trio teams
  • Will have private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Will have a Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams will have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it will be played in a private lobby, which will include:

  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money will be presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners will also secure themselves free burritos for a year!

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  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

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Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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