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Fortnite FNCS Invitational winner banned after cheating in final

Published: 25/May/2020 2:26 Updated: 25/May/2020 2:28

by Andrew Amos


The FNCS Invitational has ended on a sour note in Asia, with the winner being banned shortly after the tournament for deliberately teaming during the final. He was disqualified, and the runner-up was promoted to first place.

The $2 million FNCS Invitational brought together the best Fortnite players from across the world to battle it out for pride. However, it’s ended on a sour note in Asia.

Japanese player ‘Sekosama’ was suspended for 14 days and had his $15,000 winnings rescinded after Epic found him guilty of teaming in the final.

Sekosama finished on 205 points, seven ahead of second place. However, he was quickly called out after clips of him reportedly teaming with another player emerged.

Sekosama’s ‘teammate’ would loot health packs and other important items, before leaving them in hidden spots for him to collect.

In other instances, he would feed the kill to Sekosama, giving him an elimination point as well as the items.

On top of this, Sekosama was reportedly on a call with his ‘teammate,’ with another player catching the two using comms mid-game.

This happened multiple times over the course of the 12 matches in the final, which allowed Sekosama to build a considerable advantage.

It didn’t go unnoticed though, with Epic dropping the banhammer just hours after his victory. The Japanese player denied the allegations, saying he was unaware of the teaming and that he got first place on his “own ability.”

Other members of the community also said that they only heard him using comms with other players while out of game celebrating, not in-game.

Under section 8.2.2 of the FNCS ruleset, “players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match.”

While it was initially reported that Sekosama’s ban was permanent, he later clarified that it was only for 14 days. Other instances of teaming have led to players getting banned for anywhere between 30 days and 60 days.

The FNCS Invitational Asia title was handed to ‘qjac’ after Sekosama’s suspension. The Japanese player topped the leaderboard with 198 points, just one ahead of ‘Magu’ in second place.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.