NICKMERCS and SypherPK’s new Fortnite Trios partner revealed

David Purcell
Graphics: FaZe Clan, SypherPK, Instagram, Epic Games

FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Luminosity’s Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have made yet another change to their competitive Fortnite team, as a brand new trios partner has been revealed. 

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The new player will replace the outbound Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno, who has announced that he will be taking a step back from competitive play moving forward. 

The trio faced some stern criticism from the game’s online community during their efforts of trying to qualify for Fortnite’s Champion Series, with fans roasting NICKMERCS in particular for some of his plays, although they will be hoping that their new addition will give them a boost. 

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HighDistortion, SypherPK / TwitterHighDistortion has revealed his exit from SypherPK and NICKMERCS’ Fortnite trios team.

It was HighDistortion that broke the news, too. The popular Twitch streamer posted on his official Twitter account on September 9, confirming that his team playing with Sypher and Nick was over – after being replaced by FaZe’s Nate Hill

“Still have a ridiculous cough & sneezing and the most uncomfortably dry eyes ever. Not sure how I made it through 10 hours of FN on Saturday while wearing my contacts. Stream when this passes,” he tweeted, before wishing the best of luck to his successor. 

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He added: “Also, I’m 100% done with competing. PK [and] Nick decided to go play with Nate. Good luck to them!”

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Those who follow the game’s competitive tournaments will know that Nate Hill, alongside his teammate Funk, scooped top spot in KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament on August 2, and his new trios partners will be hoping he will enjoy the same type of success with them in the future. 

Not only have the team acquired another well-known Fortnite pro player, though, but have also brought a top coach on board as well.

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Hugh ‘Destiny’ Gilmour, who has worked with World Cup Solos winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf in the past, has been called in to help the team as another reinforcement.

Whether or not these changes will improve the trio’s performances at the competitive level in the near future remains to be seen.

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