Myth and POACH Discuss Cloud9's Aggressive Recruitment Strategy in Fortnite: "I think they've got some info" - Dexerto
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Myth and POACH Discuss Cloud9’s Aggressive Recruitment Strategy in Fortnite: “I think they’ve got some info”

Published: 5/Jul/2018 14:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason

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TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani and Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve have discussed Cloud9’s aggressive recruitment strategy in Fortnite Battle Royale and what it could mean.

Whether you believe the battle royale genre works as an esport or not, Epic Games’ pledge to put at least $100 million into competitive Fortnite for the 2018-19 season means that it is impossible to ignore.

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Most major esports organizations have now decided to invest in the massively popular game with professional Fortnite rosters or players, but few have made the level of commitment that Cloud9 has.

The North American organization currently boasts three Fortnite teams, Fortnite Blue, Fortnite White, and Fortnite Korea, as well having Jacob ‘Hysteria’ Reiser and Brody ‘Starke2K’ Wellmaker signed as solo pros.

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Cloud9’s recruitment strategy has also caught the eyes of other community members; TSM’s Myth and Team Liquid’s POACH discussed the subject during a recent stream and POACH made it clear that he thinks Cloud9 has “got some info” and knows something that the rest of us don’t.

POACH believes that the organization is “betting on multiple teams being able to compete under the same org” and Myth responds by saying “they have an army, dude”.

Most esports do not allow multiple teams to compete under the same organization due to the obvious concerns about collusion or match fixing, but Cloud9 seems to be banking on Epic Games taking a more hands off approach to Fortnite.

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A more cynical view of the situation would be to say that Cloud9 is snapping up the services of as many players as possible while they are not under contract and have no buyout price.

This does not only save money in the short term but also opens up the potential to sell player contracts for a massive profit when/if competitive Fortnite begins to blow up and the circuit is more established.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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