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Fortnite Appears in the World Cup Final Match Thanks to French Star Footballer

Published: 15/Jul/2018 19:48 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:32

by Vincent Genova

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French Football star Antoine Griezmann continued his Fortnite inspired celebrations and brought the “Take the L” dance to the biggest stage in sports, the World Cup final.

Griezmann was involved in the opening goal for France, but no one was quite sure who actually scored it so dancing did not follow.

There was no doubt about France’s second however, as Griezmann scored on a penalty and ran into the corner to bring Fortnite into the World Cup.

France would go on to win the match and secure football’s biggest prize by a score of 4-2. No more Fortnite dances appeared after the two additional goals.

Fans of the French star were not surprised to see the ‘Take the L’ dance as Griezmann has been doing it for sometime at his club team, Athletico Madrid.

He also performed the celebration earlier in the tournament against Argentina, but the World Cup Final surely brought in a larger audience.

Fortnite and football are both enjoying global popularity so it was no surprise to see the two games involved with one another.

English player Harry Kane revealed that their national team passed the time in Russia by playing Fortnite, though unfortunately the only thing coming home for Harry is his Xbox.

Kane and teammate Deli Alli even teamed up with streamer Ninja back in May before the World Cup started.

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FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan

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The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.