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Fortnite pros Tfue, Mongraal and more back mitr0 amid contract drama

Published: 17/Sep/2019 10:37 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 12:24

by Miguel Lozada


The competitive Fortnite community has come together in support of professional player Dmitri ‘Mitr0’ Van de Vrie over rumored issues with his organization, Team Atlantis.

Mitr0 is one of the best known European pros, hailing from the Netherlands and competing alongside FaZe Clan’s Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson at the Fortnite World Cup, where the duo finished 6th.


When Mongraal joined FaZe in July, rumors immediately began that mitr0 could follow him there, as the pair had become an inseparable duo in-game, but nothing came of the move.

Instagram: Mongraalmitr0 is trio teammate with FaZe’s Mongraal and NRG’s Benjyfishy.

On September 16, countless pro players and community members began Tweeting with the hashtag ‘FreeMitr0’ – leading fans to believe that he was stuck in a contractual bind.


Among those tweeting in support was ex-FaZe star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, who famously left the organization over what he alleged was an “oppressive” contract in a lawsuit against the owners.

Others included mitr0’s trio partners Mongraal and NRG pro Benjy ‘benjyfishy’ Fish.

Although initially unclear, speculation about the reason for the hashtag was cleared up by YouTuber ‘TheFortniteGuy’ and Twitch streamer THump, who both allege that mitr0 is stuck in an unfavorable contract with Team Atlantis.


THump claims that “Atlantis is grossly underpaying mitr0 I’m pretty sure and won’t renegotiate him or release him,” while TheFortniteGuy reports that the Dutch player has been “trapped” in a lengthy deal with “terrible benefits”.

Team Atlantis has confirmed that they will be releasing a statement “about mitr0’s situation”, and have asked that threats to their players and employees stop.

Contracts in esports, especially for young players who quickly gain prominence can be tricky for both the player and the organization, who likely signed when they were less known.


With a popular Fortnite star now a hot commodity for any esports organization, mitr0’s value as a brand himself has likely risen significantly since first joining Atlantis, which can cause disputes based on his original contract.

This was the situation with Tfue, whose popularity grew exponentially after joining FaZe, and he soon outgrew the value given to him on his initial contract, although the organization claims it made repeated attempts to have a new contract agreed upon.


Mitr0 has not yet spoken out on the situation.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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