FaZe Fortnite stars Sway and Mongraal finally settle keyboard vs controller debate in epic 1v1 - Dexerto
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FaZe Fortnite stars Sway and Mongraal finally settle keyboard vs controller debate in epic 1v1

Published: 17/Jul/2019 20:27 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 21:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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The highly-anticipated 1v1 clash between FaZe Clan Fortnite superstars Mongraal and Sway has finally taken place, putting a decisive mark on the everlasting controller vs mouse and keyboard debate. 

When it comes to Fortnite, especially the competitive side of things, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who is not familiar with both Sway and Mongraal.

The two embody everything that is being a Fortnite star in today’s world – both are young, have insane building and editing skills, can shoot weapons as accurately as anyone, and have reactions that very few can match. 

However, the one major difference between the two, and it is pretty significant, is the fact that Sway plays Fortnite on controller while Mongraal applies his craft on mouse and keyboard. 

Seeing as how they’re are currently among the best players in the world, but on opposite sides of the peripheral spectrum, fans were very excited when the two announced that they would be going head-to-head in a private 1v1 match. 

On July 17, Sway finally released the video of their epic 1v1 battle, which saw the two queue into a Creative mode server together and engage in some of the most intense and incredible build-battles ever seen in Fortnite

The video features some of the best moments from the monumental clash, as each player tried their hardest to outdo the other in building, editing, and shooting accuracy. 

The fight ultimately ended with a score of 10-8, favoring Sway, with one of the rounds even ending in a tie because they had built so high up that they could not place down anymore structures.

While this duel will not end the controller vs KB+M debate about which of the two is the better way to play, it does once again prove that controller players can definitely keep up with, and even top, their mouse-and-keyboard using counterparts. 

Mongraal further bolsters FaZe’s strong Fortnite roster

Mongraal will have plenty of further opportunities to engage in 1v1s against Sway now that the latter has also joined FaZe Clan’s superb lineup of Fortnite pros and content creators.

The Brit officially completed his move to FaZe from Team Secret on July 7, and will represent the organization at the upcoming Fortnite World Cup in New York, where he will be competing in both the Solos and Duos events, the latter of which with Team Atlantis’ Mitr0. 

Boasting well over a million followers on Twitch and subscribers on YouTube, Mongraal has essentially filled in as the replacement for FaZe’s former superstars Cloak and Tfue, both of whom recently departed from the organization. 

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Fortnite’s Galactus event smashes huge player record set by Travis Scott

Published: 2/Dec/2020 4:23

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 ended with a bang as millions of players joined forces to take down Marvel’s planet-sized supervillain, Galactus, setting a new concurrent player record in the process.

Fortnite players have been on a collision course with Marvel’s Galactus for a long time now. An inevitable showdown between them and the imposing supervillain became more obvious as the season progressed.

At the beginning of the battle, everyone watched in horror as Galactus finally approached the island and claimed he was hungry as he swatted a helicopter out of the sky. Fortunately, Iron Man turned up and told Fortnite players how they could help.

Funnily enough, their duties involved piloting a battle bus armed with explosives to feed him. Eventually, after enough damage was dealt, Galactus exploded, and the island was saved.

It wasn’t the all-guns-blazing battle that players had anticipated, but it still turned out to be incredibly fun. Plus, it attracted so many people that the event smashed Fortnite’s previous concurrent player record, yet again.

Fortnite Epic Games Galactus Event Record
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Fortnite players managed to beat Galactus once and for all.

Fortnite’s first major concurrent player record was set during the Party Royale Premier. Millions of players from all around the world hopped in to celebrate the game’s 350 million registered player milestone.

It was impressive at the time, but it didn’t take long to beat. Travis Scott’s Astronomical music event smashed it out of the park when he led a whopping 12.3 million Fortnite players on a magical mystery tour.

Nobody thought it would be possible to topple that. However, Epic Games is always looking for new ways to push the envelope and watch it bend. Fortnite’s Galactus event attracted even more concurrent players and viewers and set the bar even higher.

“We defeated him!” said Epic Games. “A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today’s in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on YouTube and Twitch!”

It’s was the perfect way to end an action-packed season. Unfortunately, it means the Fortnite x Marvel crossover will probably come to an end for the time being.

However, the good news is that it’s already been confirmed to happen again sometime soon.

Plus, there are always new and equally incredible crossovers on the cards, including The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5, which goes live on Dec. 2.