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Fortnite pro leaves organization after being accused of racism

Published: 6/Jul/2019 10:30 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 17:23

by Marcus Banks

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Esports organization Eleven Gaming (E11) have confirmed that Fortnite pro player Erik ‘Bloodx’ Guttormsen has ‘parted ways’ the organization, amid allegations that he used a racial slur.

The Fortnite competitive scene was shocked on July 2 when an argument over the aim assist abuse topic boiled over into a serious allegation of racism. 

Ghost Gaming’s controller pro Issa ‘Issa’ Rahim posted a video on Twitter playing without aim assist to demonstrate his skill without the mechanic which many PC players feel is ‘broken’. His comments sparked a massive argument in his mentions, including the opinion of Bloodx, but Issa hit back with a screenshot accusing showing his fellow pro player use the racial slur.

Despite denying the allegation, Bloodx revealed in a statement on Twitter that he would no longer be representing E11 after they mutually agreed to split.

“I am sorry to my fans, friends, family and Eleven Gaming for the events that have transpired over the last three days,” he said. “This is simply too much for anyone to take and because of the comments that were made against me, I have decided to mutually part ways with Eleven Gaming.”

The Norwegian maintained his innocence stating that he “is not a racist” and that anyone who knows him anyone close to him would know that.

Bloodx vowed to bounce back from the incident.

As the proof was a screenshot from a Discord message, players in the competitive community were quick to point out that such a response could have easily been faked.

However, others claimed that Issa had no reason to create a fake message just to win an argument over aim assist, with Issa himself revealing he created a folder for ‘if they switch up’.

Bloodx vowed to do everything in his power to regain respect in the community, after facing criticism on social media.

It wouldn’t be the first time that a player has recovered from serious allegations against them after Danny ‘Dubs’ Walsh was accused of cheating during World Cup qualifiers, only to prove himself innocent and later join FaZe Clan as a favorite for the tournament itself.

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.