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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Japanese player ‘Sekosama’ was suspended for 14 days and had his $15,000 winnings rescinded after Epic found him guilty of teaming in the final.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 complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.