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Liquid’s Poach and Chap under fire for rage quitting after losing to Ninja

Published: 6/Apr/2019 14:05 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 14:33

by Marcus Banks

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was able to take out Team Liquid’s Jake ‘POACH’ Brumleve in a Fortnite testing event, leading to Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo leaving the game on purpose.

Fortnite pros practicing for the World Cup

Players from around the globe will soon compete for their share of a $40m prize pool in the Fortnite World Cup – anyone who reaches the Champion Division in the recently added Arena mode will have the chance to qualify for the finals which take place in New York.

With the qualifiers less than a week away, Epic Games invited the top players from North America into a limited time testing event as they prepare for the biggest tournament in their history.

EPIC GAMESPlayers won’t be able to use stretched resolution at the upcoming Fortnite World Cup.

Liquid Chap intentionally quits after Ninja kills Poach

During a game, Ninja was able to showcase the deadly capabilities of the new legendary Boom Bow item, eliminating Liquid Poach with ease thanks to the weapon’s explosive splash damage.

After seeing watching his teammate exit the game, Liquid Chap decided it wasn’t worth his time to continue playing due to having just 18 HP and intentionally quit the match.

Can you be banned for leaving a game in Fortnite?

This isn’t the first time Chap has left a game deliberately – exiting a match after taking significant damage from a player during the Luxe Cup which cost them a vital point.

As per the official rules for the World Cup, players are expected to “play to the best of her or his ability at all times during any match.” Intentionally disconnecting from a match without a legitimate reason for doing so is classified as ‘unfair play.’

INSTAGRAM - TSMTSM Zexrow was forced to apologize on Twitter after denying a player a kill point by quitting.

Many players have been heavily criticized in the past for doing the same thing as Chap, including Team SoloMid’s Zexrow and Rogue’s Morgausse.

Epic Games will be keen to crack down on the issue ahead of the World Cup with players yet to be severely punished for abusing a game mechanic that could cost rival players dearly.

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.