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French Football Team Marseille Announce New Player Signing Using a Fortnite Themed Video

Published: 28/Aug/2018 20:51 Updated: 28/Aug/2018 20:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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French top flight football team Olympique de Marseille have announced their recent acquisition of player Kevin Strootman in an interesting way.

The Ligue 1 team decided to use a Fortnite themed video to reveal their newest players to their fans.

Marseille acquired Strootman in a $29 million euro deal from AS Roma on August 28.

However, instead of introducing him with the usual video clip of the player’s highlight plays and moments, Marseille decided to feature him in a video called ‘Royal Midfielder.’

The video’s theme is a perfect combination of Fortnite and football. The screen features the classic inventory bar, but is instead full of football equipment. The map on the top right corner is replaced by a football pitch, and instead of eliminating others, the player instead completes football related challenges.

At the end, the camera zooms out to reveal that it was all just Strootman playing as himself in the video game, a clever way to introduce the newly signed player.

Of course this is not the first time the Fortnite has been incorporated into the world of football. Popular international players such as Antoine Griezmann and Dele Alli have used classic Fortnite emote dances in their celebrations after scoring goals.

Inversely, Epic Games has introduced football and World Cup themed cosmetic items into Fortnite, and there are multiple football pitches that can found across the map.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

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.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been 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.

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

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, 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 have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

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