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Liquid Poach criticizes “shocking” Fortnite World Cup prize pool breakdown

Published: 27/Jul/2019 16:02 Updated: 27/Jul/2019 16:59

by Marcus Banks

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The Fortnite World Cup has finally arrived – with $30m on offer in prize money – but Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve is less than impressed with how the earnings are distributed.

After ten weeks of intense online qualifiers all around the world, the best Fortnite players have travelled to New York City to compete for one of the largest prize pools in esports history.

The winner of the solo event will guarantee themselves $3 million in earnings, meaning they could shoot straight to the top of the list of all-time highest Fortnite earners, but popular pro player Poach isn’t pleased with how Epic Games are distributing the cash.

YOUTUBE:POACHPoach recently revealed he is stepping away from the Fortnite competitive scene.

Despite becoming a notable name to miss out on qualification, Poach travelled to New York to support his Liquid teammate Noah ‘Vivid’ Wright, but poked fun at the prize pool breakdown for the duo event.

Poach took issue with the fact that the team who finishes in 11th place will earn the same amount of money ($50,000) as the team that finishes dead last. Whereas the team that finishes one place higher in 10th, will win $225,000 – an increase of $125,000 for just one position in the standings.

The 20-year-old said: “Imagine placing 11th today and getting the same prize pool as dead last OMEGALUL.”

He continued his complaint, stating that it was “shocking” that a player could not even participate during the event, yet still take home the same amount of money as someone who tried their very best to finish highly.

“All I’m saying is how shocking it is that someone could AFK (away from keyboard) all 6 games and they could take the same prize as a team that worked their ass off and placed right outside the top 10,” he added.

Even with the prize pool breakdown criticism, some players at the Fortnite World Cup will still be earning more money than some pros who have competed in well established esports such as CS:GO or Dota2 for a number of years.

With Epic Games pledging at least $100m to their competitive scene, only $40m of which was spent on the event in New York, expect to see even more huge prize pools on offer in future tournaments.

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How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

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It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.