FaZe Fortnite Pro 'Cloak' Comments on KEEMSTAR's Feud vs Epic Games - "Friday Fortnite Helps EVERYONE Out" - Dexerto
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FaZe Fortnite Pro ‘Cloak’ Comments on KEEMSTAR’s Feud vs Epic Games – “Friday Fortnite Helps EVERYONE Out”

Published: 19/Jul/2018 21:10 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 15:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Professional Fortnite player Brian ‘Cloak’ Lepore has offered his perspective on the recent spell of controversy involving the popular weekly ‘Friday Fortnite’ competition.

The captain of FaZe Clan’s pro team spoke exclusively with Dexerto about Friday Fortnite creator Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s ongoing feud with Epic Games over tournament scheduling issues.

KEEMSTAR’s clash with Epic Games came into the spotlight when reports surfaced that the Fortnite developers have scheduled a $500,000 ‘Summer Skirmish’ Solos tournament for July 19, the same day as Friday Fortnite.

Having already put plans in place to move his competition to Sundays starting July 29, KEEM took offense at Epic’s inconsistent scheduling and ultimately announced that he will be hosting his tournament on the 19th, as planned.

Following the public start to the feud, we reached out to FaZe’s Cloak to get pick his brain on the situation, considering that he is a four-time winner of Friday Fortnite.

Although he sympathized with both sides, Cloak admitted that Friday Fortnite is very important to the content creation community.

“I mean its obvious epic doesn’t want anyone else running events at the time. Thus capping Keemstar’s friday fortnites at 20k, They know how much Friday fortnite means to content creators and pros currently. Since there isn’t any pro tournaments coming up until early 2019. We’re technically all content creators and Friday fortnite helps EVERYONE out ESPECIALLY us ‘pros.'”

However, he also believes that Epic Games knows the value of Friday Fortnite and would not intentionally interfere with it.

“Kinda sucks but I think it was someone who scheduled it completely wrong because it does seem that Epic watches Friday fortnite weekly.”

Unfortunately, many of the big names in the community who have been invited to participate in both tournaments will have to make a difficult choice, at least for this week.

With KEEMSTAR soon moving Friday Fortnite to Sundays, many players will have the luxury of competing in both, being in the running to win a lot of money.

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Fortnite dev hints G.I Joe Snake Eyes collaboration could be in the works

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:38 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 7:02

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite developer Donald Mustard hid some clues towards future content in the background of his zoom call today and a conveniently-placed G.I Joe figurine has convinced some players a collaboration could be on the cards.

Fortnite is no stranger to collaboration and innovation. It’s a game that knows no bounds and has collided with other characters and universes including Batman, John Wick, Marvel, and Star Wars.

Donald Mustard, the Creative Director at Epic Games, has been busy dropping hints towards future content in recent weeks. In an interview on Marvel’s ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast, he let it slip that Fortnite and Marvel would be crossing paths time and time again.

However, it seems like that isn’t all he’s got planned. Earlier today, he took part in a zoom interview with video-game journalist Geoff Keighley and dropped some hints towards future content in a creative way.

Donald Mustard scattered clues around his room

Donald Mustard used a webcam during the Zoom call. Naturally, that means viewers could see the room he was in. However, instead of covering things up left, right, and center, he embraced it and decided to play a game — the madman scattered clues hinting towards future content around the room.

“That was SO fun and SO inspiring!” he said. “Super cool to hang out with a bunch of awesome people who all LOVE the art of games! Trying to count how many clues to future stuff I’ve hidden into the background of my ‘wfh’ space…” he added.

Fortnite players were quick to pounce and look for clues. There were lots of bits and pieces in the shot, including a couch, a desk, an exercise bike, and paintings on the wall.

However, one item stood head and shoulders above the rest. It’s gained traction on social media and convinced many Fortnite might cross paths with another popular American hero, G.I Joe.

There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the background, including a poster to Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, only one thing sticks out like a sore thumb; a boxed figure of ‘Snake Eyes’ from revived franchise G.I Joe.

Fortnite G.I Joe Snake Eyes
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Reddit user /u/Jtneagle points out the G.I Joe Snake Eyes clue with a red arrow.

Snake Eyes is an important member of the G.I Joe Team. He’s also one of the most popular characters in the story and has been involved in the story behind every G.I Joe movie and series.

Interestingly, a spin-off film dedicated entirely to him called ‘Snake Eyes’ is reportedly on the cards for production in 2021. If anything, it makes a potential Fortnite and G.I Joe collaboration all-the-more believable.

GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.
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GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.

However, not everyone is convinced. Some players hope and believe Fortnite will cross paths with Star Trek instead.

It’s also possible that both of them will come into play at separate points in time. After all, Donald Mustard himself multiple clues were hidden in the background.

Either way, the hype is real, and players can’t wait to see what’s happening next in Fortnite. And, while we wait, there’s still plenty of Marvel content to enjoy too.