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Fortnite World Cup runner-up Psalm explains shock switch to Valorant

Published: 6/Apr/2020 14:34

by Joe Craven

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The runner-up in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Solos tournament, Harrison ‘Psalm’ Chang, has explained his shock move away from Epic Games’ battle royale, as well as revealing that is headed to Valorant. 

Prior to the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, few people would have known the name Psalm. However, a second-place finish, behind only 16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, saw Chang take home an incredible $1.8 million. 

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Away from the incredible prize money, he has also cultivated a successful Twitch channel, primarily off the back of playing Fortnite. However, he announced on April 5 that he would be stepping away from the game that made him a millionaire and into new competitive territory. 

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Psalm placed second, 26 points behind winner Bugha.

“My dream is to be the most decorated competitor in gaming history,” he said. “I have my eyes set on Valorant next.” 

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What has shocked most people about Psalm’s decision is the move to Valorant, a game that has not yet become a staple esports title. In fact, at the time of Chang’s announcement, Valorant is still in its beta phase. 

While Fortnite grew to be immensely popular in its beta, it is up in the air whether Valorant will experience anywhere near the same level of success. “Thank you Fortnite for everything,” he finished. “I was given the chance to achieve what only few have had the pleasure of accomplishing.” 

While the move certainly constitutes something of a gamble, Psalm has already proven an incredible ability to transition between video games and still remain at the very top. 

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He has previously shared some of his wider gaming successes, including Top 70 in Overwatch’s Season 1 ladder, reaching Global Elite rank in CS:GO, and hitting D3 in LoL in 2 months as a brand new player. 

While many wished him luck in his new adventures, others took the news as an opportunity to criticize Epic Games. 

Cented7, a professional Fortnite player for Team Liquid, asked: “How can an esports scene be so uncompetitive that the 2nd place winner at worlds literally quits the game”. 

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Despite Psalm not citing Fortnite’s competitive decline as a reason for the switch, many have criticized Epic Games for failing to innovate either casual or competitive play in Chapter 2. 

While it certainly represents a leap of faith, Chang is clearly confident about his ability to switch between titles. Only time will tell if his confidence is well-founded. 

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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