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Company with Job Opportunity Makes Applicants Play Fortnite During Interview

Published: 21/Aug/2018 17:05 Updated: 21/Aug/2018 17:14

by Calum Patterson

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A European based entertainment agency is hiring two new interns – and will interview them over a friendly match of Fortnite Battle Royale.

It is perhaps the most bizarre yet intriguing recruitment tactic yet, as Dare.Win, an International Entertainment Agency that works with clients such as Netflix, Spotify and YouTube, is using Fortnite to sort out the best candidates.

With offices in Paris and Berlin, and over 50 ‘Darewinners’ on staff, Dare.Win is hiring two ‘creative interns’, but you’ll also need to know your way around a game of battle royale.

Titled the ‘FORTNITE JOB INTERVIEW’, it is exactly as described.

“Add DAREWINFR on PSN, we’ll interview you during a Fortnite game.”

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The interview style is to get a more exciting and fun experience for both the interviewee and the interviewer, which Dare.Win thinks can be helpful in finding the right person for the job.

Creative director Damien Foui told The Drum:

“We always recruit our talents through uncommon ways. It makes the challenge more exciting and so much more funny for both sides, compared to a basic job interview.

The way someone plays can say a lot about their personality, especially about decision-making and how they deal with problems. We are looking for people that are cool enough to join us in an untraditional way.”

It’s true that Fortnite, as with other battle royale games, could test an applicants resolve under pressure, but Dare.Win may actually be trying to put candidates at ease.

Fortnite is by far the most popular video game on the market right now, and it seems like everyone and their dog is playing it, so it should be familiar territory for most.

However, if you are not part of this group, and don’t like Fortnite, fear not, you can also send an email to [email protected] and apply the old fashioned way.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.