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FaZe Clan Announce New Fourth Member of Pro Fortnite Team Ahead of 2019 World Cup Esports Event

Published: 13/Jun/2018 21:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization FaZe Clan has announced a new fourth member for their professional Fortnite team.

Competitive Battle Royale player ‘Tennp0’ will join a roster that is already stacked with talent, as it features captain Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Brendan ‘Jaomock’ O’Brien.

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The roster move announcement was made on June 13th via a post on the official FaZe Clan Twitter page.

Tennp0 joins FaZe in several capacities; he will compete alongside his teammates in Squads, while also focusing on Solos and Duos modes.

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As the tweet indicates, player Thang ‘SpaceLyon’ Phan has been removed from Squads contention, but will not be leaving the organization and instead will be focusing primarily on Solos/Duos.

This roster expansion and shift in team roles follows the massive June 12thannouncement from developer Epic Games regarding the upcoming Fortnite competitive season, which will feature a World Cup event in 2019.

In the reveal, Epic made it clear that the Fortnite esports scene will not solely focus on Squads and will incorporate Solos and Duos modes into the mix.

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Just as they were one of the earliest major esports orgs to sign a Fortnite pro team, FaZe could be setting an early trend once again in terms of reorganizing their roster in anticipation of the $100 million 2018-19 competitive season.

It will be worth monitoring other prominent organizations, such as Team SoloMid and OpTic Gaming, to see whether they will follow suit. 

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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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