Epic Games Announces Start Time for Fortnite's 'Summer Skirmish' $250,000 Duos Tournament - Info and Live-Streams - Dexerto
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Epic Games Announces Start Time for Fortnite’s ‘Summer Skirmish’ $250,000 Duos Tournament – Info and Live-Streams

Published: 14/Jul/2018 1:12 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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Epic Games has announced the start time for the first event of Fortnite’s ‘Summer Skirmish’ competitive series.

The $250,000 Duos tournament will be played on July 14 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST / 6 AM AEST (July 15).

The event will be live-streamed on both Fortnite’s official Twitch and YouTube channels, both of which will be linked to and/or embedded below.

Twitch – twitch.tv/fortnite

Watch live video from Fortnite on www.twitch.tv

YouTube – youtube.com/epicfortnite

Announced on July 11th, the ‘Summer Skirmish’ is a an 8-week series of Fortnite competitions where Epic Games will be awarding a total of $8 million in prize money.

The series is set to feature a variety of content creators and pro players, along with a format that may change from week-to-week.

Other than the date and start time, no other specific information has been released about this first, $250,000 Duos tournament, but it is presumed to be played on custom servers provided by Epic Games.

For your convenience, we will have a dedicated hub with the rules, list of participants, and other details once they are provided by Epic.

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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.