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NICKMERCS explains why new Fortnite pros are “completely spoiled”

Published: 10/Mar/2020 3:29

by Brad Norton

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Experienced Fortnite streamer and FaZe Clan member, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has called out the new wave of Fortnite pros and criticized them for being “spoiled” by massive prize pools.

Having been an active online competitor and prominent Fortnite streamer since the battle royale rose to fame, NICKMERCS could be considered somewhat of a veteran in the scene.

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While many up and coming players in the Fortnite community have been able to make a name for themselves from a young age, the 29-year-old streamer argues that most are “completely spoiled” by some of esports’ biggest prize pools.

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Have competitive Fortnite players been spoiled by Epic Games?

Outlining how he believes Epic Games has all but “spoiled” the competitive Fortnite scene with lofty prize pools right from the jump, NICKMERCS emphasized that modern-day professionals don’t understand just how good they have it.

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“It’s not their fault, you can’t get super angry because they don’t know better,” he expressed throughout a recent Twitch stream. “They don’t know about playing for breadcrumbs. They have no idea. None of them ever did it.”

As a former Gears of War and Halo competitor, having raised trophies at events from as early as 2009, the now-transitioned streamer argues that current pro players never had to play for “anything but billions of dollars.” 

“You can’t blame them too hard, that’s all they know, that’s all they’re used to. They’re f***ing spoiled. They’re completely spoiled.”

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The most iconic Fortnite competition to date, 2019’s World Cup Finals, featured 100 players from around the world as they battled for their share of over $15 million. 

The kitty made it the single most lucrative esports competition outside of Valve’s Dota 2. The bar was certainly set high with Epic’s first-year event.

The average age of competitors featured in the 2019 World Cup Solo tournament stands at 16. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that the large majority of professional players finding success in Fortnite, are new competitors without prior experience in any other scenes similar to NICKMERCS.

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As a result, the streamer outlined that “for the rest of time, any younger, newer game community…they’re always going to be full of complaining little bi***es.”

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Fortnite World Cup Solo winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf made a total of $3 million for his first place finish.

While the young Fortnite player-base may not have competed in the earlier days of the esports industry, perhaps NICKMERCS veteran speech could help inspire a few to be grateful for the prize pools they’re able to vie for in 2020.

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Announced on March 9, duos will be the focus of Fortnite’s next competitive push, as the Fortnite Champion Series looks to make its return in the near future.

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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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