Epic Games detail the future of ranked play in Fortnite and what changes may be coming - Dexerto
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Epic Games detail the future of ranked play in Fortnite and what changes may be coming

Published: 1/Feb/2019 22:59 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 23:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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Developers Epic Games have detailed what they expect to have in store for the future of ranked play in Fortnite Battle Royale

Ranked play has been one of the more polarizing topics in the Fortnite community as some players have been eagerly asking for it while others have frowned upon its potential.

In the eyes of Epic, ranked play already exists in Fortnite but in the revamped and revolutionized form of the in-game tournaments and competitions, such as the Pop-Up Cup.

These are daily tournaments that are available during set hours and award points to players based on their in-game elimination totals and placements. 

There is an element of skill-based matchmaking involved with these competitions as players who rack up a lot of points are likely to come up against those with about the same point totals. 

An example of these ranked tournaments was the Alchemist Pop Up Cup, which had a set starting and ending time each day it was played.

In Part Two of their Competitive Fortnite State of Development, Epic discuss how the way these tournaments are set up is exactly what they envision ranked play to work in Fortnite.

“Focused windows of competition allow us to better celebrate the performances of competitiors, promote community activity around the events, and create the highest quality matches possible at all skill levels.”

This likely means that the traditional idea of continuous ranked/competitive playlists will not be coming to Fortnite as Epic will continue to have these burst tournaments instead.

However, Epic are not content with how things are working now and will be looking to improve this type of ranked play so that more and more players can get involved. 

“We’ll be exploring rotating or staggered tournament scheduled in the future to include more players,” they wrote. “You can expect more details on competitive Fortnite and the Fortnite World Cup in the coming weeks!”

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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.