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FaZe Clan recruit 15-year-old controller phenom to pro Fortnite team

Published: 13/Mar/2019 0:25 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 0:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization FaZe Clan have bolstered their already impressive pro team for Fortnite Battle Royale with the addition of a young phenom. 

On March 12, FaZe announced that they had signed ‘Sway,’ a 15-year-old Fortnite player and content creator who has already made a huge name for himself. 

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Despite his age, Sway has already racked up impressive statistics for his content and social media channels, including over 488,000 subscribers on YouTube, 57,400 followers on Twitter, and 66,800 followers on Instagram.

The young prodigee joins a team that is already very much stacked with some of the world’s best Fortnite pro players and content creators, including the likes of Tfue, Cloak, Cizzorz, and many more.

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Despite already having a strong base in content creation, Sway will certainly benefit from his move to FaZe, especially when it comes to live-streaming on Twitch, where it appears he doesn’t yet have a major presence. 

Known for almost exclusively using the Dark Bomber skin, Sway has established himself as one of the top Fortnite players in the world thanks to his incredible in-game talent.

A deadly combination of editing speed and precision makes him a fearsome opponent in any build-fight, and even the slightest line of sight is all he needs to display his shooting accuracy.

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Some highlights of his gameplay can be seen below, and the fact that he can play like this while using a controller on PC makes it all even more impressive. 

Sway is not the first under-18-year-old to be signed to a pro Fortnite team, and he certainly won’t be the last.

While orgs may have been wary of recruiting on underage players in the past, things have changed now with Epic Games confirming that the Fortnite World Cup will be open to all players who are at least 13 years old.

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This means we should expect to see a lot more similar roster moves in the near future, as the World Cup qualifiers are set to take place April 13-June 16, with $1 million in prize pool money available each week. 

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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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