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Fortnite pros slam World Cup qualifying event – Poach, NICKMERCS, Cloak and more

Published: 7/Apr/2019 10:09 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 10:15

by Connor Bennett


A number of professional Fortnite players have spoken out about the current state of the game’s World Cup qualifying events, including its point scoring system and material cap.

What is the Fortnite World Cup?

The Fortnite World Cup event, which starts on April 13, is meant to be a huge crowning point for the Battle Royale’s competitive scene.

There is an absolutely staggering $30 million prize pool on offer, with a huge chunk of change going to the eventual winners. Players, both casual and professional, are still trying their best to qualify for the event even if they disagree with how points are scored.

Epic GamesThe World Cup event is set to elevate competitive Fortnite to the next level.

How are points scored?

Currently, players are rewarded with one point per kill – seemingly encouraging action in games. Points can also be scored for game placements and wins, but some pros aren’t happy with Epic Games’ current system.

Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve, who is never one to shy away from voicing his opinion, stated: “Kills need to be valued, however, placement needs to have more value or double. Based on the time given for 10 games it’s smarter to not play out full games and W-key everyone, these games don’t even feel like they are high level and yet these decide who is going to the world cup.”

Ghost Gaming’s Dylan ‘Dmo’ Moore added to Poach’s point by saying that players receiving a point per kill is the “biggest joke” in the open qualifier.

He later posted: “If there is point per kill, there needs to be more points for placement, like way more points.”

100 Thieves star Nick ‘NICKMERS’ Kolcheff replied to Poach’s post, backing up both his and Dmo’s stance on having more points for placing higher. He posted: “Placement points should literally be doubled. 3 hours isn’t enough time, 4 hours should do.”

Denis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, a key part of FaZe Clan’s stacked Fortnite roster, didn’t chime in about the points system but, instead, wants Epic Games to life their current cap on materials in the qualifying matches.

Luminosity Gaming’s Sypher ‘SypherPK’ Ali focused his attention on Epic allowing the controversial Baller vehicle to remain in the competitive games despite the fact that it is set to receive a nerf following the qualifiers.  

Will Epic make changes?

It remains to be seen if Epic will make changes to the qualifying events, be it altering the scoring, lifting the cap on materials or making an earlier than planned change to the Baller vehicles.

However, at this stage, it is unlikely that any sort of changes are considering there is less than a week until the World Cup kicks off and the focus is likely switched to making sure that the major event goes off without too many issues.


SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
Epic Games
Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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