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Fortnite: EU Winter Royale players are experiencing major problems with prominent glitch

Published: 30/Nov/2018 21:43 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 22:03

by Wyatt Donigan

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While Fortnite tournaments have been known to feature game-altering amounts of lag, the Winter Royale Finals are now being plagued by a different problem altogether.

Ever since Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish, Epic Games has been trying to battle the heavy amounts of lag that players face in-game and seem to have finally nailed down some of the more prominent issues.

Even with those issues seemingly ironed out, it looks like an entirely new issue is rearing its ugly head in the lead up to 2019’s Fortnite World Cup.

The European variant of the Winter Royale Finals kicked off on November 30 and almost right out the gate, players were suffering from instances of a new glitch in Fortnite.

In one of the final circles during the semi-finals of the event, one player is seen running across an open field when they’re eliminated. Instead of instantly falling, however, the player kept on running for a couple of seconds before finally disappearing like normal.

This wasn’t the only time that this happened, either, as it cropped up in another instance during the stream.

While this isn’t as game-breaking of an issue as the heavy amounts of lag that previous tournaments have experienced, it’s nonetheless an issue that could cause problems in such high-level play.

The glitch isn’t limited to the Winter Royale, however, as Epic Games has been trying to figure out a fix for the pesky glitch.

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With more examples in hand, ones on a very prominent stage no less, Epic Games will hopefully be one step closer to eliminating this pesky glitch. 

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.