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CouRage explains how Fortnite’s finally getting better ahead of Season 3

Published: 6/May/2020 13:37

by Jacob Hale

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Popular YouTube streamer and 100 Thieves content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop has made it clear that he believes Fortnite is back on the up, with an array of updates to improve the game and bring it back to the top.

CouRage was once one of the biggest names in Fortnite, a top streamer and the voice of some of the most iconic moments in the game’s competitive endeavors as a commentator at events such as the Fortnite World Cup.

Though he explained in April 2020 why he had moved on from playing Fortnite, saying that it would “drive him insane” to still be playing it in the way he did during its glory days, it looks like his opinion might be reverting.

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Chapter 2, Season 3 is expected to kick off at the start of June.

After a series of updates and changes made, including weapon balancing and player communication opportunities, CouRage praised Epic Games for what was happening.

In a tweet posted on May 6, he listed some of the changes made, including the Heavy Sniper nerf, aim assist tweaks, and “giving more transparency on decisions,” evidently delighted at what was going on.

His final note was the most telling, saying that “Fortnite is turning around,” a clear sign that he believes the game may be returning to what it once was, as an absolute gaming powerhouse.

Many respondents agreed with Dunlop, clearly of the belief that Epic’s communication with and responsiveness to the community’s biggest desires and concerns is making for a great change.

One of the bigger names to respond to CouRage was top streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, who agreed with his opinion and shared his excitement for the upcoming Season 3.

It’s no secret that Fortnite isn’t the behemoth it was once upon a time, but the game remains massively popular to this day and, if Epic Games implement the right changes and fixes heading in to Season 3, they may indeed be “turning around.”

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

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.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been 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.

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

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, 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 have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

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