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FaZe Dubs accused of cheating in Fortnite Solo Cash Cup

Published: 5/May/2020 3:18

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite pro for FaZe Clan Danny ‘Dubs’ Walsh has again found himself in the limelight for the wrong reasons, this time being accused of teaming with Duos Cup partner ‘Waffles’ in a Solo Cash Cup over the weekend.

Dubs has found himself in hot water again, this time over accusations of cheating in the Fortnite Solo Cash Cup.

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Numerous players have alleged the FaZe Clan Fortnite pro partnered up with duo partner ‘Waffles’ to ensure they got a better position in the tournament.

Related: Four Fortnite pros banned for cheating in FNCS

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During the Solo Cash Cup, the pair both dropped on Rig in all six games. However, they never fought each other, instead killing other people who dropped there. They also reportedly shared vault loot together, and did a 3-2-1 countdown to beam someone on the mainland in one game.

“Waffles and Dubs land Rig together [every game] and don’t fight a single time, yet fight anyone else who lands there,” Leaffr said. “They also rotate closely behind each other every single game.”

Dubs and Waffles placed 7th and 8th in the Solo Cash Cup on May 1, with 112 and 107 points respectively. However, their names have since been wiped off the unofficial Fortnite Tracker results. Epic are yet to comment on the situation.

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Leaffr took down the video shortly after it went viral, although by then it had quickly circulated around the Fortnite community. They asked that people “watch the replays [themselves] and decide if what [Dubs was] doing is wrong,” before remarking about the poor state of solos.

“This just shows how bad solos are at this time, and how predetermined loot paths and POI sharing can cause hard-to-prove teaming that makes the game in a way unfair,” they said.

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It isn’t the first time Waffles has been reprimanded for teaming at Rig with someone. In practice scrim servers, Waffles has previously been handed suspensions for teaming with various other players.

Teaming is banned under the FNCS ruleset, which typically applies to other in-game events like Cash Cups. Section 8.2.2 states “players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match…[including] working together during the match while on opposing teams.”

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It comes after two high-profile teaming cases plagued the recent FNCS Duos season. Keys, Slackes, Bucke, and Kreo were handed down 60-day suspensions from Epic after being caught teaming, while three players on console were kicked from their organization for doing the same thing.

We will update this piece as more information is released.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson