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Epic Games announce screen resolution rule for Fortnite World Cup and players aren’t happy

Published: 3/Apr/2019 18:53 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 10:30

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have dropped a bombshell announcement about screen resolution during the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, and it’s caught most competitive players by surprise.

What is screen resolution and why does it matter in Fortnite?

Screen resolution is the way that the pixels on a screen are arranged, as it determines how many pixels there are both horizontally and vertically.

In recent months, a lot of competitive Fortnite players have turned to what is known as a ‘stretched resolution,’ which places a lot more pixels horizontally than the default resolution.

The reason why stretched resolution has become so prevalent is that most players contend that it is the easiest and most comfortable to use in-game, despite the fact that it’s not ideal for spectators and viewers.

Stretched resolution has become a lot more popular over the past few months, especially among competitive players.

Epic announce new screen resolution rule for competitive

On April 3, in their latest release of the Competitive Fortnite State of Development, Epic announced that in all competitive playlists, including the Arena mode, the aspect ration will be locked to 16:9. 

This means that players will no longer be able to use stretch resolution and will have to go back to the native resolution that comes default in Fortnite.

The first in-game tournament that this new change will be applied to is the upcoming $500,000 Fortnite World Cup Warmup, which is open for all players to try and qualify.

Following that, all ten weeks of the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers will also be played using native screen resolution. 

Why is Epic adding in this new rule?

While Epic have not actually explained the reasoning behind this change, it seems pretty clear that they want an even playing field across the board for the upcoming 10 weeks of qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup.

Since all of the competitive modes in Fortnite are cross-platform by default, they likely want to ensure that players on PC do not have the substantial advantage of being able to use custom resolutions while console players are stuck playing native.

Players will now have to use the native resolution when playing competitive game modes.

Community reacts to new screen resolution rule

As expected, such a massive announcement has garnered a lot of attention on social media from prominent competitive players as well as popular content creators who may not always play competitively.

While most have understood the reasoning behind the change, a lot of players are confused and angered by the timing of it, since Epic had allowed stretch resolution for months and are now implementing a huge change to it less than two weeks before the World Cup qualifiers begin.

Here are the best reactions found on Twitter so far:


Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo


The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.