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Ghost Bizzle slams Epic Games over “shit” Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers

Published: 3/Jun/2019 16:23 Updated: 3/Jun/2019 16:37

by Joe Craven

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Professional Fortnite Battle Royale player Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller has blasted developers Epic Games over the format of the World Cup Qualifiers, arguing that they failed to consult players when planning the tournament.  

The qualifiers have been going on for the past 8 weeks or so, as the best players in the world scrap it out for a place at July’s finals in New York City, where $30 million is on offer.

However, a number of professional players have criticized Epic and their decision-making, particularly surrounding the competitive side of the game and the tournament format.

Epic GamesThe World Cup Finals see an insane $30,000,000 on the line.
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Many took issue with the vaulting of the pump shotgun midway through the qualifiers, while FaZe Clan’s Cloak lashed out at them for scheduling issues. They also faced significant backlash as two previously banned players qualified for the finals.

On June 2, Bizzle gave a scathing evaluation of the format of the event, as he once again failed to qualify for the Duo section of the tournament. “Joke of a qualifier,” he started, “shit format that doesn’t show who the best teams are, gotta love @EpicGames”.

“Rushed into a tournament you [Epic Games] weren’t ready for,” he continued, in a second tweet. “Never asked for ideas from players, just a joke”.

The qualifiers are formatted similarly to Arena mode, with points awarded for eliminations, reaching certain thresholds of players remaining, and achieving victory royales. However, some feel this still rewards defensive – and boring – play styles, leading to a chaotic end game scenario in which luck is the most defining factor. 

There was a mixed response to Bizzle’s tweet, with certain prominent esports personalities agreeing, while other felt he was simply venting frustration. The Ghost Gaming star qualified for Solos in the first week of the qualifiers.

Three-time Call of Duty World Champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow seemed to agree, simply by replying “esportssssss”. Others, however, were less agreeable, with one Twitter user retorting that “the best seem to qualify multiple times in Europe and NA…”.

Given the fact there are only two weeks of qualification remaining, it seems very unlikely that Epic will change the format of the tournament, but may take the criticism on board for future events.

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TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

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TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.