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Bugha handed “competitive warning” after FNCS teaming allegations

Published: 13/Aug/2020 3:12 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 4:01

by Andrew Amos


Almost 12 months to the day since he won the Fortnite World Cup 2019, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf has been handed an “official warning” by Epic Games for cheating in the FNCS after allegedly teaming in the Solos event.

Bugha has been caught in hot water for allegedly cheating in the FNCS Solos qualifiers over the last week.

While on stream playing the FNCS qualifiers, the 2019 World Cup champion was on a call with friend ‘Owl’. After Bugha got jumped on and killed by ‘co1azo’, the Solos champion called out to his friend to take down co1azo.

“Bro, sh*t on this kid Owl,” Bugha said as Owl pushed the box he died in. Co1azo ended up taking down Owl too, with the two knocked out of that match.

However, this little action caught the eyes ⁠— and the ire ⁠— of the community. Hundreds of people on Reddit were calling out Bugha, asking Epic to look at banning the World Cup champion for colluding.

“If Dubs got banned for what he did, this should be a ban [in my opinion]. How are you allowed to be in the same call as someone who is in the same game and location and be communicating to them?” one player asked.

Epic did end up taking action. Three days after the qualifier, Bugha was handed an “competitive warning” for collusion and match fixing. However, he was not suspended, and will be able to play this weekend’s FNCS Finals.

“Due to your recent actions, you have been issued a competitive warning for collusion and match fixing. Please refrain from repeat offenses or you may receive an account ban,” the notice read.

Under Section 8.2.2 of the official FNCS ruleset, “players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match.”

Bugha defended himself after receiving the warning, but not through his own words. Owl was also handed an official warning from Epic, and he made a statement that was retweeted by the 2019 World Cup champion.

“Me, Bugha, and Nosh were all in the same call in that game. Nosh was literally fighting Bugha ⁠— we were all deafened. Bugha undeafens as I’m already in the box, not before, and tells me to kill him because it’s my skin,” he said on Twitter.

“Do your research before blindly giving players real comp warnings of teaming that can hurt their brand.”

Bugha and Owl are still in the FNCS Finals despite the competitive warning. They will both take part in the NA-East Heats kicking off on August 16.


Epic confirms Fortnite x Marvel crossover will continue beyond Season 4

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite and Marvel have crossed paths time and time again, and it looks like their integration won’t be slowing down any time soon after Epic Games’ Creative Director Donald Mustard confirmed they have content planned for “many years.”

Fortnite is the gift that keeps on giving, even after all these years. New seasons and chapters keep it fresh by adding content and ditching other bits and pieces to mix things up.

Typically, each one introduces a new storyline complete with events, map changes, and themes. Naturally, that means players also get their hands on new skins, vehicles, weapons, and more.

Fortnite has had a series of incredible crossovers along the way too, including integrations with Batman, John Wick, Star Wars, and Stranger Things, to name a few. However, none have come close to the sheer level of epicness as Fortnite x Marvel.

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Fortnite and Marvel have crossed paths many times before.

Marvel crashed its way into Fortnite back when Avengers: Infinity War released in cinemas. It happened again with Avengers: Endgame. Fortnite even found it’s way into the movie. And of course, it’s happening again right now.

It’s a mutually beneficial relationship, and one that fans of both franchises would love to see more of. Thankfully, their prayers have now been answered.

Fortnite X Marvel will happen for “many years”

Epic Games’ Creative Director Donald Mustard opened up about the crossovers between Fortnite and Marvel in the latest episode of the ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast. He confirmed that the two worlds would collide for many years to come.

“This is just the start,” he said. “This is the start of lots of stuff we have planned for many years in this Marvel integration. Like, this is not the end. This is the beginning.”

You can listen to the full episode here. This quote and the discussion around it start at the 38:20 mark.

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Donald Mustard confirmed Fortnite x Marvel crossovers will happen again.

Donald Mustard may have said too much

Many thought the current crossover could be the last. But thankfully, Donald Mustard himself confirmed that isn’t the case, although he says he might have “dropped too many hints” in his time on the podcast.

If you listen to the whole episode, you’ll realize how passionate he is about Marvel. He’s been a long time fan for many years, and being able to integrate his favorite characters into Fortnite has been a dream come true.

What’s more, he’s proud of the fact that Fortnite has become a part of the Marvel universe as well. For example, the Fortnite x Marvel Nexus War is canon. It’s even been published as an official comic.

Either way, it doesn’t matter whether you recognize it as official or not. Fortnite x Marvel has been a smash hit, and it’s here to stay.