Fortnite pro calls for simple change to Winter Royale to make it fair - Dexerto

Fortnite pro calls for simple change to Winter Royale to make it fair

Published: 22/Nov/2018 15:31 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 15:38

by Matt Porter


G2 Esports pro player Dominik ‘RazZzero0o’ Beckman thinks Epic Games need to force players to remain in lobbies until the end of matches during the Fortnite Winter Royale qualifiers.

The qualifiers are set to take place over six open sessions in a two day period, taking place on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 for European and North American players.

Players will be awarded points for in-game eliminations and final placement in qualifying matches, with players able to earn a maximum of eight points per match by finding seven or more kills and earning a Victory Royale.

The Winter Royale is Fortnite’s third seasonal esports competition.

However, with the top 200 players based on points progressing to their respective continental finals, some fans are worried that players who spend long in games trying to secure a win will miss out due to players going for kills and then purposefully dying to quickly hop into another one.

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RazZzero0o thinks he has a suggestion that would help combat this issue. By forcing players to remain in lobbies until the match is finished, players would gain no competitive advantage from dying early, instead promoting the idea that players should attempt to be the last person standing to gain the most points.

“Please force everyone to player or watch the game until it’s over,” tweeted Beckman. “Make it strategic instead of a speedrace.”

The Fortnite Winter Royale event is the first time that one of the game’s esports events has been fully open to any player in the region, meaning plenty of avid fans will be hoping to secure a place in the tournament’s grand finals.

You can find full details of the qualifying events, including dates and times of open sessions, prize money and scoring format here.


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


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.