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More Information Revealed on How the Fortnite: Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity War Mashup Was Created

Published: 7/May/2018 16:55 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:36

by DG Goldstein

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More information has been revealed regarding how the Fortnite: Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity War mashup was created behind-the-scenes.

Following its release in 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale has grown to new heights throughout the gaming and entertainment industry with millions of users playing worldwide on various platforms.

Its success has propelled it into the mainstream, with celebrities and high profile individuals professing their love for the game, including the likes of Drake, Travis Scott, Logic, and various others.

On May 7th, it was revealed that Fortnite: Battle Royale will be teaming up with Marvel for the ‘Fortnite x Infinity War‘ mashup, which will feature a ‘limited-time-mode’ featuring Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

In a report by Entertainment Weekly, it was unveiled that the partnership was created after Joe and Anthony Russo, Co-Directors of Infinity War, wanted to reach out to Epic Games Creative Director Donald Mustard, due to the two playing the game in-between editing breaks for the film.

“Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games […] And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of AvengersFortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.”

Mustard went on to mention how the group brainstormed ideas to make the crossover as ‘authentic’ as possible, which led to the creation of the Fortnite x Avengers Infinity War limited-time-mode.

Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe. And after a bit of geeking out over each other’s work, we start brainstorming these crazy ideas […] It was really important that whatever we did, it had to be super authentic to both Fortnite and the Avengers: Infinity War, and something that fans of both would be excited about. About an hour later, we had the bones of this awesome idea for a limited time gameplay mode, and almost immediately our team got started.”

The official Fortnite: Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity War mashup promotion – Image: Epic Games

The Fortnite X Infinity War mashup will go live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS on Tuesday, May 8th, however it is unknown how long it will run for at the time of writing.

More information behind the creation of the crossover can be found via Entertainment Weekly.

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IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

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Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.