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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

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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.

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Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
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Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.