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5 dark horses that could win the Fortnite World Cup duos event

Published: 27/Jul/2019 14:17 Updated: 27/Jul/2019 14:53

by Marcus Banks


After ten weeks of intense qualifiers, the $30m Fortnite

World Cup has finally arrived – we take a look at five duos that could surprise everyone at the event.

Over 40 million players took place in the Fortnite World Cup online qualifiers, but only a select few made the cut for their chance to compete for a slice of the insane $30m prize pool.

After the Creative World Cup final kicked off the action, the duos tournament takes center stage on July 27 – all information on how to watch the event can be found here. We take a closer look at five dark horses who could take home the trophy.

Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT Media50 of the best Fortnite duos will battle for the trophy.

1 – Cizlucky and Brush

TEMPO STORMCizlucky and Brush are flying the flag for Tempo Storm.

Team: Tempo Storm
Qualifying region: NA East
Odds: 80/1 (per bet365)

Tempo Storm duo Craig ‘Brush’ Hechmer and Chris ‘CizLucky’ Perez are well known in the competitive community thanks to their consistent placings during recent tournaments.

After placing fourth in the Scallywag Cup back in March, they secured their spot at the World Cup during week four of the qualifiers, narrowly missing out on first place in the stacked NA East region.

The pair have been teaming with Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo in recent trios events and the duo should place well if their usual chemistry shines through on the main stage.

2 – volx and Parpy

EPIC GAMESThe duo were unstoppable in the World Cup qualifiers.

Teams: Free Agent/Chiefs Esports Club
Qualifying region: Oceania
Odds: 80/1 (per bet365)

Known as one of the top teams in the Oceania region, Abdullah ‘Parpy’ Khudeish and his duo partner ‘volx’ were dominant during the World Cup qualifiers, securing their place at the tournament with an extraordinary 1st place finish in week six.

The pair managed to secure Victory Royales in five of their eight matches, as well as averaging a remarkable 12.8 eliminations per game meaning they should be a force to reckoned with in New York.

If they manage to deal with the step up in competition, they have a great chance of winning some serious prize money.

3 – Nicks and pzfin

W7M GAMINGNicks and Pfzin destroyed the competition in South America.

Team: Cloud9
Qualifying region: South America
Odds: 50/1 (per bet365)

Following the overwhelming success of both these top Brazilian players, it was no surprise to see Cloud9 add Nicollas ‘Nicks’ Polonio de Oliveira and Pedro ‘pfzin’ Figueiredo Sé de Freitas to their competitive roster.

As a duo, they tore up the South American qualifiers, booking their ticket to the United States by winning both week two and week six tournaments. Their consistency means they should not be taken lightly, finishing no lower than 11th place in the qualifiers.

If they can handle the pressure of performing on the main stage, in a foreign country, they could be a surprise pick for the top spot.

4 – Vorwenn and Tuckz

TEAM ATLANTISDespite being a new duo, Tuckz and Vorween secured a qualification berth.

Teams: FaZe Clan/Atlantis
Qualifying region: Europe
Odds: 80/1 (per bet365)

Representing Europe, FaZe Clan’s Tom ‘Vorwenn’ Baldrich will partner Team Atlantis’ Jordan ‘Tuckz’ Tucker in the hopes of winning big in New York City.

The newly formed duo were a surprise package during the week ten qualifiers, finishing fifth in the hotly contested EU region to guarantee themselves at least $50k in prize money. Despite their lack of time as partners, their impressive display means they could place well with a bit of luck.

However, with Tuckz revealing that he won’t be playing on his mouse of choice, the odds are stacked against them.

5 – Oslo and BadSniper

TEAM VITALITYThe duo signed to Team Vitality shortly after qualifying.

Team: Team Vitality
Qualifying region: Europe
Odds: 100/1 (per bet365)

Also hailing from EU, Team Vitality duo Phillippe ‘Oslo’ Carvalho and Zoubiri ‘BadSniper’ Naofel are looking to put France on the map despite being another relatively new duo.

They secured their qualification spot during the week eight tournament, finishing fifth with 83 points. Despite a poor performance in week ten, they have had plenty of time to practice together and work on their flaws.

Should they manage to pop off at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, they could be in with a shot at glory.

Any of the above mentioned teams will have to find a way to best tournament favorites such as new FaZe Clan recruit Kyle ‘Mongraal‘ Jackson and his duo partner Dmitri ‘Mitr0’ Van de Vrie to be in with a chance of cementing themselves in Fortnite history.

With just six games deciding who will emerge victorious, every team will know a great start would put them on the right path to lifting the trophy.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.