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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


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.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.