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Mongraal and BenjyFishy explain why it’s “easy” to become a Fortnite pro

Published: 8/Jan/2020 13:29

by Matt Porter

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FaZe Clan member Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson and NRG star Benjy ‘BenjyFishy’ Fish revealed why they think it’s easy to become a professional Fortnite player compared to other top esports.

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world, so it’s no surprise that players across the globe dream of making it as a professional player. Those who compete at the highest level can earn millions, like Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf who won $3 million at the World Cup.

For many, the road to professional play is seemingly impossible, but as competitors who have reached the top of the mountain, Mongraal, BenjyFishy and Martin ‘MrSavage’ Anderson, think it’s easy to make it as a pro.

YouTube: mongraalThe FaZe member thinks it’s not hard to become a pro player.

While streaming on January 6, Mongraal, along with his peers, started discussing Fortnite as an esport, and why it’s easier to make it as a pro in it compared to a title like CS:GO.

“You don’t need to play scrims to be good,” he said. “Fortnite’s so weird, it’s just unexplainable. In CS:GO, you have to scrim 16 hours a day with your god squad, and you have to have mental coaches.”

“It’s the most unprofessional esport ever,” MrSavage said in response. “You can have the worst sleeping schedule, the worst health, and you don’t even have to practice that much if you just practice your mechanics.”

BenjyFishy agreed, stating: “I swear it’s so easy to go from being a casual to a pro. Or not a casual, but you can improve so much. I’m not even trolling.”

While many likely believe that becoming a pro player is impossible, three of the most recognizable names in Fortnite believe it is as simple as practicing your mechanics, and feel like the transition from casual gamer to professional isn’t a particularly difficult one in Fortnite.

All three have competed at the top of Fortnite for some time, with Mongraal finishing in 13th place at the Fortnite World Cup, BenjyFishy in 25th, and MrSavage in 29th when they competed in the solos portion of the massive esports tournament.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.