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FaZe Clan recruit World Cup-bound Fortnite superstar Mongraal

Published: 7/Jul/2019 19:16 Updated: 7/Jul/2019 20:22

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan have added another superstar player to their professional team for Fortnite Battle Royale, further bolstering their aleady-impressive roster.

FaZe Clan’s pro Fortnite roster is already considered by many to be among the best in the world, if not the top one overall.

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Now, that already-stacked roster has only grown in strength, after the organization announced their newest member – 14-year-old British pro player Kyle ‘Mongraal‘ Jackson. 

Mongraal was formally announced by FaZe on July 7, completing his transfer from Team Secret, the only other organization he’s ever played for professionally.

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He will represent FaZe in the upcoming Fortnite World Cup in New York City, New York, as he’s qualified for both the Solos and Duos events that will be held at the $30 million event. 

Mongraal’s name first caught the headlines last August, when he joined Team Secret as 13-year-old, becoming the youngest professional Fortnite player in the world at the time.

Already considered a household name in the competitive community, he sealed his superstar status after qualifying for both Solo and Duos World Cup events, the latter of which was with his longtime duo Mitr0 of Team Atlantis, who himself is the seventh winningest Fortnite player in the world. 

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A fast-paced player with deadly shooting accuracy, incredible building ability, and editing skills that are second-to-none, his addition alone could be enough to push FaZe to the top of the competitive scene. 

FaZe Mongraal – the perfect Tfue/Cloak replacement?

Boasting over 1.3 million followers on Twitch, and a further 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, Mongraal brings a heavy content creation presence to FaZe, who have just lost their two biggest Fortnite names in Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore. 

Tfue is currently engaged in a highly-publicized legal battle with the organization over what he claims was an “oppressive” contract, and equally, his duo Cloak wanted out for months, before the organization finally agreed to negotiate his release.

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Luckily for FaZe, replacing Cloak with Mongraal may turn out to be a positive, since the former failed to qualify for the World Cup while their newest recruit managed to stamp a ticket to both. 

BBCMongraal joined Team Secret when he was 13 years old, becoming the youngest Fortnite pro at the time.

Despite his young age, Mongraal will not be the youngest member of FaZe’s Fortnite side of things, as that distinction still belongs to the 12-year-old H1ghSky1.

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Apparently 11 at the time of being signed, the young streamer admitted that the initial claim that he was 13 was a lie, leading to his Twitch and Twitter accounts being suspended (the minimum age for these platforms being 13).

FaZe ClanH1ghSky1 still holds the distinction of being the youngest FaZe Fortnite player at just 12 years old.

FaZe Clan are as much an entertainment-focused organization as they are esports, and so being a ‘personality’ is also incredibly valuable in any potential members. The organization have also proven their ability to make relatively unknown entities stars, as was the case with both Tfue and H1ghsky1.

Combining Mongraal’s already massive fanbase with FaZe Clan’s should be a recipe for success, both on the competitive front with the World Cup approaching, and in terms of content creation and streaming.

Currently, they field a whopping 15 Fortnite players, and while none can currently claim the same popularity as Tfue and Cloak, who knows where some of them will be in just a few month’s time. 

FAZE CLAN FORTNITE PLAYERS:

  • Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson
  • ‘H1ghsky1’
  • Brendan ‘Joamock’ O’Brien
  • Jason ‘Tennp0’ Wang
  • Thang ‘SpaceLyon’ Phan
  • Nate Hill
  • Trevor ‘Funk’ Siegler
  • ‘Megga’
  • ‘Sway’
  • ‘Jarvis’
  • Spencer ‘Bini’ Cherubini
  • Kolbe ‘Diggy’ Cordon
  • Jonathan ‘Tilt’ DeRoza
  • Manuel ‘Martoz’ Martinez
  • Tom ‘Vorwenn’ Baldrich
  • Danny ‘Dubs’ Walsh
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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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