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Fortnite’s Week Three Summer Skirmish Tournament Will Feature a Special Guest Caster

Published: 26/Jul/2018 19:34

by Albert Petrosyan

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Epic Games has revealed a special guest caster for the week three tournament of Fortnite $8 million ‘Summer Skirmish’ series.

OpTic Gaming content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop will be returning to the casting desk to commentate the event on July 28.

CouRage made the announcement on July 26, via a post on his Twitter page.

Excited to announce I’ll be returning to the casting desk this weekend to commentate the Fortnite Summer Skirmish!
Couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity. Good luck to everyone competing!

Prior to becoming a full time streamer, CouRage was one of the premier casters for MLG and the Call of Duty World League.

He was part of the broadcast team for dozens of major events and tournaments, and his call in the Grand Final of the 2017 CWL Championships has become one of the iconic moments in competitive CoD history.

CouRage will become the second guest caster for Summer Skirmish in as many weeks, with Team SoloMid pro player ‘Hamlinz’ having helped commentate the week two tournament.

Although Epic Games has not revealed the details of this week’s event, there are reports that it will be a $500,000 Duos tournament featuring the usual group of well-known personalities, pro players, and Solo Showdown top performers.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.