FaZe Cloak blasts Epic Games for awful Fortnite World Cup scheduling - Dexerto
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FaZe Cloak blasts Epic Games for awful Fortnite World Cup scheduling

Published: 2/Jun/2019 12:01 Updated: 2/Jun/2019 12:15

by Joe Craven

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Professional Fortnite Battle Royale player Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore has criticized developers Epic Games over their scheduling of the World Cup, as he strives to qualify in both solos and duos.

Cloak is a very talented player, known for his duo partnership with Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, the ex-FaZe Clan star currently embroiled in a legal battle against the organization. The players are still close though, as Cloak has allowed Tfue to move in with him until the situation is resolved.

However, while Tfue has qualified (twice) for the World Cup’s Solos, Cloak is yet to qualify either as a Solo, or as a Duo with Tfue. On June 1, he tweeted his disappointment in Epic Games over their scheduling.

FaZe ClanThe duo are regarded as one of the most talented pairings.

“Just found out E3 pro-am tourney is during the last duo week WC qualifier? Whose bright idea was that LOL @EpicGames,” he tweeted.

It’s clear Cloak feels the clash in scheduling will have an adverse effect on his and Tfue’s chances of qualifying – an issue other duos might not have if they’re not participating in the E3 tournament. 

Cloak is playing with DJ Dillon Francis at the pro-am, while other influencers like Dr Lupo, CouRage and Pokimane also participate with celebrity partners.

Twitter users had a mixed response to Cloak’s complaints, with one suggesting that they simply “don’t play in the Pro AM?” However, NRG Esports professional Svennoss tweeted his agreement with Lepore, saying that “it just keeps happening, unbelievable”.

Tfue has not commented publicly on the scheduling, and Epic Games have not yet announced any changes to the schedule, or responded to Cloak’s tweet.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.