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Dude Perfect and Ninja Join Forces on Fortnite for a High-Intensity Victory Royale

Published: 9/May/2018 14:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:42

by DG Goldstein

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Dude Perfect and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins teamed up with one another to secure a high-intensity ‘Victory Royale’ while playing Fortnite on their ‘Overtime’ series.

Now recognized as a worldwide phenomenon, Fortnite: Battle Royale has cemented itself as a titan within the gaming industry for its massive popularity over the course of recent months.

The title has effectively made its way into the mainstream, with celebrities, professional athletes, and other high-profile individuals professing their love for the game, accompanied by major partnerships with popular brands.

Content creators have flourished alongside the success of Fortnite, including Ninja, a former professional Halo player who retired from competition to pursue a full-time career in streaming and YouTube, and is believed to be the ‘Face of Twitch’ at the time of writing.

After playing with the likes of Drake, Travis Scott, Joe Jonas, and a variety of other popular names, Ninja recently teamed up with Dude Perfect on their ‘Overtime’ series to lead the group to a high-intensity ‘Victory Royale.’

Dude Perfect has made waves throughout YouTube since their inception on the platform for different ‘trick shots’ and comedy sketches, with over 29 million subscribers and 5 billion total views at the time of writing.

The full video between Ninja and Dude Perfect can be viewed below, with the Fortnite portion beginning at the 4:18 mark.

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FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.