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People are obsessed with Fortnite’s Summer Striker skin and his weird leg

Published: 9/Nov/2018 21:16 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 21:36

by Mitch Reames

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The new Summit Striker skin in Fortnite looks pretty good but seems to be suffering from a severe medical issue.

The skin appears to have a second knee, somewhere in the middle of the shin which gives the skin three distinct sections of the leg.

It definitely looks a bit unnatural and a Reddit post flew to the top of the subreddit. 

I’m no doctor, but…… from r/FortNiteBR

Weird character design is common in a lot of video games, it turns out designing a fluid human figure is actually quite difficult.

This skin does have some defenders who point out what could have naturally given the skin the weird different angles shown by those red lines.

First of all, calves do have natural curves in them, and just a slight lean forward could naturally create those angles.

In addition, the skin’s clothing, especially the combat boots, may have contributed to the weird look.

Anyone who has worn those high boots knows pants legs often bunch up at the top, which could be happening to this skin creating a weird look.

Ultimately, this is probably more thought than Epic put into the skin and it’s just a slight misdesign, but it’s taken over the Fortnite subreddit with a parade of memes talking about the strange deformity of the skin’s legs.

This sub right now from r/FortNiteBR

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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.