Fortnite pro FaZe Mongraal appears to stream snipe via coach during FNCS - Dexerto
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Fortnite pro FaZe Mongraal appears to stream snipe via coach during FNCS

Published: 27/Nov/2019 19:52 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 3:02

by Scott Robertson

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After concerns were raised about alleged stream sniping by a coach at a competitive Fortnite event on the November 24 weekend, Dexerto has come across exclusive footage of what appears to be FaZe Fortnite star Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson receiving information from his coach during a competitive match.

Stream sniping is a common occurrence when battle royale games are streamed online. Most commonly, it affects popular streamers, who have resorted to using tricks like hiding their user name on stream or using a stream delay.

Pro player Bloodx went on Twitter on Monday, November 25, to allege that pro players had “coaches” on their call during matches in the week 4 European semi-finals of the Fortnite Champion Series, looking at the streams of other teams and calling out their locations to their players.

To put it bluntly, he alleges they were stream sniping and asks if this is considered cheating.

Bloodx followed up his initial accusation by saying, “this is just something that isn’t f*****g right. No matter to what extent it’s done.”

Many fans and players responded that not only was the alleged stream-sniping considered cheating, but pro players shouldn’t have coaches on their call during a match, to begin with. This is a similar rule in other competitive titles like LoL and CSGO, where coaches can only talk to their players during timeouts and between matches.

DreamHackFamed CSGO coach zonic behind his team, Astralis. Rules prevent him from communicating unless between matches or during timeouts.

After some investigation, Dexerto has acquired a clip from an anonymous source, potentially showing Mongraal and his teammates getting information from coach DestinysJesus. The exchange between Mongraal and DestinysJesus comes after Mongraal exclaims that his team was “griefing” the other squad.

“They’re a different team,” DestinysJesus says.

“Are they contested, Destiny?” replies Mongraal.

“They’re [not?] contested, they went Pleasant.”

“They went Pleasant?”

The audio is a bit hard to hear, but this clip allegedly comes from a Mongraal YouTube upload that has since been deleted and re-uploaded. This clip allegedly has been cut from it.

The anonymous source who provided the clip also alleges that DestinysJesus was spotted in the chat of one of the streams he was allegedly sniping. As of now, there is no clip or evidence to verify this claim. DestinysJesus joined FaZe as a Fortnite coach this month.

Around the time the discussion appeared on Twitter and Reddit, Mongraal’s video editor shared a vague tweet, saying, “everything happens for a reason, can only stay hopeful at this point.”

The match where the alleged incident took place wasn’t live-streamed by Mongraal or any of the teammates he was competing with. All the members of his squad, NRG BenjyFishy, Nayte, and Lazarus Wolfiez, frequently stream their competitive events.

Mongraal was signed to FaZe Clan before the Fortnite World Cup in July, in a transfer from Team Secret.

He finished 13th in the Solo Finals at FWC, and sixth in Duos alongside Mitr0, who was playing for Team Atlantis. He’s come in first in several events since the World Cup, alongside Mitr0 and benjyfishy.

In the Competitive Integrity section of the Fortnite Champion Series rulebook published by Epic Games, it explicitly forbids:

“Receiving outside assistance regarding the location of other players, other players’ health or equipment, or any other information not otherwise known to the player by the information on his or her screen.”

The rulebook makes zero mention of coaches at all, so the issue of whether coaches are allowed or when they should be allowed to communicate with their players is still up to debate.

Dexerto reached out to Mongraal for comment on the allegations, but he has yet to respond as of press time. 

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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.