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Fortnite pro quits after accusing Epic Games of sabotaging a player at major event

Published: 29/Jun/2019 13:25 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 14:46

by Daniel Cleary

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Former Fortnite pro Myles ‘Gorilla’ Cayenne accused Epic Games employees of unfairly removing a player from PAX West 2018, in a new video announcing his retirement from competing.

Epic Games have received backlash in the past for their Summer Skirmish Tournament at PAX WEST 2018, where they forced every player to use the same peripherals at the event, but new claims indicate that the event may have had even more problems.

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Former pro player, Gorilla, detailed all his complaints with the current state of Fortnite’s competitive scene in his latest YouTube video after deciding he would not return to competition, and also claimed that Epic Games had unfairly removed a player from an event mid-game.

Epic Games / TwitchMorgausseTV took the win in the Summer Skirmish Finals event at PAX West 2018.

Gorilla claims that Epic refused to respond to concerns about the security of the Summer Skirmish event, which was only two weeks after the tragic incident at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, saying, “We were worried man, we were honestly worried, we were getting no response.”

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The former Team Envy star explained how one of his fellow pro players called Epic Games employees out publicly for the lack of communication, saying, “He decided to tweet some people […] he was like look you gotta get this shit addressed, we’re all worried, and he made it public.”

At the tournament, Gorilla detailed the alleged incident with the pro player, who was competing in the qualifiers, claiming that one of the Epic employees who he had called out had told security that the player was breaking stuff and screaming at people.

Topic starts at 18:16 for mobile users.

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“He’s getting pointed at while he’s in the middle of his game trying to win” Gorilla explained, claiming that the player was likely to qualify before the employee got involved, “They were mad they got called out on Twitter for being ignorant.”

The pro player was apparently removed from the game to get the situation resolved by looking at the webcam footage, although the games continued in his absence, ruining his chances of making it into the final.

Gorilla decided not to name the professional player who was involved in the incident but cited the event as one of his many reasons for stepping away from competing in Fortnite Battle Royale, despite finishing 15th in the finals ahead of the likes of NICKMERCS and Ceice.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson