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Five most disappointing performances at Fortnite World Cup ft. Tfue, Bizzle and more

Published: 29/Jul/2019 11:12 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 10:46

by Marcus Banks

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The Fortnite World Cup is finally over after Bugha, Aqua and Nyhrox were crowned world champions. In the fallout, we pick out a few players who failed to meet expectations in New York.

Bugha put on a masterful display in the solos tournament, winning the first match of the event, staying in first place until the end of the six matches to take home the $3m grand prize. In the duos, Aqua and Nyhrox put on a clinic, dominating matches from the high ground to secure the trophy.

There were plenty of surprise packages at the tournament, such as 13-year-old Argentinean star King who wowed the crowd with his relentless aggression, but also plenty of players who failed to perform.

We pick out the five biggest disappointments from the Fortnite World Cup

Tfue

EPIC GAMESTfue under performed on the main stage.

As one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, expectations were high for former FaZe Clan star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney who secured his place at the tournament by streaming on his channel, without a delay, to hundreds of thousands.

Despite landing at his favored spot, the Block, the 21-year-old was unable to get going and found himself losing engagements way before nearing the placement points. His 67th place finish was a massive under-performance given his success at previous LAN events.

Stompy

GFUELStompy was expected to finish among the top players.

After dominating the European qualifiers in both solos and duos, Eleven Gaming’s Klaus ‘Stompy’ Konstanzer was expected to be among the very top players. However, he couldn’t replicate his sensational online performances on the main stage.

Indeed, a 14th placed finish in the solo event and 25th placed finish in the duo event isn’t anything to be ashamed of, but the pre-tournament favorite will know he could have done much better.

Funk

FAZE CLANFunk couldn’t place well alongside his duo Nate Hill.

FaZe Clan star Trevor ‘Funk’ Siegler was one of the few players to double qualify for both the solos and duos event. However, the American struggled to perform under the bright lights, finishing 99th in solos without registering a single point.

With many players contesting his drop spot, the remainder of his game was affected as a result. Given his evident skill, it won’t be long before Funk returns to the right end of the leaderboard.

Bizzle

EPIC GAMESBizzle was previously the highest earner in Fortnite history.

Entering the tournament as Fortnite’s highest earner, hopes were high that Ghost Gaming’s Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller could replicate his ridiculously consistent performances in previous LAN events during the solo World Cup.

However, he was unable to deal with the aggression shown by some players in such a stacked lobby of pros. A 23rd place finish isn’t too bad, but many expected Bizzle to be right at the top of the standings.

Nicks

SPORTV GLOBONicks was one of the top performers in Brazil during qualifying.

Qualifying from the South American region, Brazilian pro Nicollas ‘Nicks’ Polonio de Oliveira was highlighted as a player who could cause a massive upset, following some dominant displays during the qualifiers.

However, the Cloud9 pro couldn’t deal with the step up in competition, finishing 51st
in solos and 47th in duos. His aggressive playstyle cost him valuable placement points; the youngster will have to adapt his game to be successful in future events.

What is the next tournament in Fortnite?

The World Cup was the biggest event in Fortnite’s history, but Epic Games still have big plans for their competitive scene. Announced in New York was the brand-new Championship Series which will be implemented in Season 10.

With even more millions set to be on offer, all the players on this list will have the chance to redeem themselves in the future. 

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.