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Cloak and 72hrs respond after Tfue claims they lost him $140,000

Published: 8/Sep/2019 9:19 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 9:41

by Joe Craven

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Professional Fortnite players Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore and Thomas ‘72hrs’ Mulligan have responded after Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney accused the pair of costing him a $140,000, because he turned down a Madden 20 sponsor deal.

Late on September 7, news emerged that Tfue has had something of a falling out with his trio partners 72hrs and Cloak. Tenney tweeted that he was looking for a new trio “who take competitive seriously.” 

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He explained that he turned down $140,000 from EA to stream Madden 20, refusing the offer in order to play in the Fortnite Trios tournament, alongside Cloak and 72hrs. However, he was not aware that both his trio teammates had accepted the money to play Madden, leaving him with no playing partners, and $140,000 out of pocket.

Twitter: @TTfue/@cloakzyThe conflict became clear with a number of tweets from the trio.

Tfue has also stated that his trio would have to reimburse him the money he missed out on for him to return to playing with them. Now, on September 8, Cloak and 72hrs have responded to try and explain their side of the conflict. 

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“If he gets offered a bunch of money to play Madden,” started 72hrs. “Why wouldn’t he come to us and be like “yo, I have this deal, should I do it?” And then we’d be like ‘sure that’s a lot of money, go for it dude,’ and then we get offered the money too.” 

Mulligan also explained that he wasn’t aware Cloakzy had been made an offer to play Madden, but it would have worked out nicely had all three members accepted their offers from EA. 

“I even was willing to cancel the deal – which is bad for relations with people – in order to go play the tournament, if he [Tfue] was that upset over it,” finished Mulligan. 

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Similarly, Cloak had little sympathy for his longtime duo, explaining that a lack of communication that caused the disagreement. 

“Why are these kids telling me that I cost the guy $140K?” said Lepore, “I did not know about the brand deal. I didn’t cost him $140K. I was not the one who was like ‘hey, don’t take this brand deal’, I didn’t even know about the brand deal.”

Cloak’s argument is that it was entirely Tfue’s decision to turn down the money to play Madden and, had he discussed it with them, the issue would not have arisen. 

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“What kind of idiot are you to decline $140K?” finished Cloak. “That’s not my fault you’re a dumbass.” 

Cloak clearly doesn’t seem too bothered about the falling out, even criticizing Tenney for turning down such a lucrative offer.

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While both players have now responded to Tfue’s allegations, it seems unlikely that we’ve heard the end of this, particularly given the strength of criticism from Cloak to his longtime friend and duo partner. 

We will continue to update you on this story. 

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson