FaZe Sway responds to accusations of "teaming" in Fortnite Solos Cash Cup - Dexerto

FaZe Sway responds to accusations of “teaming” in Fortnite Solos Cash Cup

Published: 29/Aug/2019 13:31 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 12:27

by Miguel Lozada


Update 8/29/2019 at 3:18 PM ET.

FaZe Sway responded to the accusations of cheating.

“I was on a call with friends while playing after realizing it was Wistles fighting I chose to leave,” he wrote. “I shouldn’t have changed what I was doing because it was a friend. I never had an intention to team up on anybody so I wanted to clear the air. I’m sorry, I really didn’t mean to do anything wrong but will accept whatever repercussions come my way.”

Original story follows.

Fortnite pro player and FaZe Clan member Sway has been accused of ‘teaming’ during a match in the Solos Cash Cup, by fellow competitive player and streamer Sour.

The second week of Fortnite’s Solos Cash Cup took place on Wednesday, August 28, as players compete online for their share of cash prizes.

As the name implies, these games are played solo, without the help of teammates, but Sour has accused Sway and another player, Wistles, of skirting this rule and playing tactically together.

The Solos Cash Cup is an online competition with cash prizes on the line.

On August 28,  Sour claimed: “Just got teamed on by FaZe Sway and Wistles in the Cash Cup. Is this acceptable in competitive? This sort of thing really puts me off.”

In his tweet, he included footage of what he argues shows the FaZe player helping Wistles in the fight vs Sour, and then proceeding to leave Wistles alone, rather than engaging with him as would be expected.

After the clip gained attention on Twitter, another user posted a clip of Sway and Wistles discussing the incident, with Sway stating “that’s not teaming.”

“I was about to literally kill him-” Sway started, before cutting himself off. “Let’s go our separate ways,” Wistles responded.

Explaining what went down, Sway went on to say “All I see is a fucking Whistle Warrior just jumping into someone’s box.”

The claims sparked debate, with some arguing that it wasn’t a serious tournament and therefore wasn’t as egregious as ‘teaming’ in a more prestigious event.

Others, however, suggested that teaming is cheating regardless of the situation, and with money on the line, Sour was right to be angered with the situation.

Epic Games’ official rules for the Solos Cash Cup state: “Players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match (“Collusion”). Examples of Collusion include the following:

  • Teaming: Players working together during the match while on opposing teams.
  • Planned Movement: Agreement between 2 or more opposing players to land at specific locations or to move through the map in a planned way before the match begins.
  • Communication: Sending or receiving signals (both verbal and non-verbal) to communicate with opposing players.
  • Item Dumping: Intentionally dropping items for an opposing player to collect.

Dexerto has reached out to Sway for comment.


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.