Luminosity Gaming Announce New Pro Fortnite Team for $100 Million Esports Season - Dexerto
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Luminosity Gaming Announce New Pro Fortnite Team for $100 Million Esports Season

Published: 27/Jul/2018 23:35 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 2:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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North American esports organization Luminosity Gaming have unveiled their brand new professional roster for Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Their new team includes some of the better Fortnite talents in the competitive scene, featuring Chris “crowdotwave” Merryweather,  Abdiel “Aragon” Ortega, Brian “beesox” Song and Nate “kreo” Kou. 

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The official announcement came on July 27 via a post on the LG Twitter page.

Also included as part of the announcement was a YouTube video introducing the four new players and showing a montage of their best Fortnite gameplay.

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For LG, the process of putting together a competitive roster was an exciting and complex process that involved scouting and close analysis.

This has been in the works for some time as we began scouting talent in January of this year.  We set out to build a team based on merit, ignoring factors like popularity.  We believe we have put together a roster that not only can compete with the best today but has the tools and potential to continue to grow as Fortnite esports develops.

All four players participated in the $500K Week Three Duos tournament of the ‘Summer Skirmish’ series on July 27.

The players will have some strong and capable mentors to help them on their new journey; LG’s content creation team has some of the biggest names in the Fortnite community, including ‘Ninja, SypherPK, and CDNThe3rd.’

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Although those content creators are not part of the pro roster, they will likely still compete in some events, including the currently ongoing $8 million ‘Summer Skirmish’ series.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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