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NICKMERCS hits back at claims he can’t compete with Fortnite pros

Published: 22/Jun/2019 10:05 Updated: 22/Jun/2019 12:22

by Marcus Banks


Following the conclusion of the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has hit back at suggestions he isn’t as good as some of the other professional players.

After ten weeks of grueling online open qualifiers, the finalists for the World Cup – which takes place July 26-28 in New York City – have been finalized for both the solo and duo tournament.


To the surprise of many, a number of top players from other major tournaments, such as Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap‘ Chaplo and FaZe’s Dennis ‘Cloak‘ Lepore, failed to book their place, after Epic Games decided to lower the age requirements to allow younger players to compete.

Instagram / TfueTwitchCon winners Tfue and Cloak failed to qualify for the duo World Cup tournament.

Among the players to miss out was popular controller player NICKMERCS, who performed admirably alongside his friend and teammate Nio Rooch, but was unable to qualify from arguably the toughest region in the world.


However, the former 100 Thieves member hit back at the idea that he wasn’t as good as his fellow competitors, after winning a fight against Team SoloMid stars Anthony ‘Zexrow’ and Vinny ‘Vinny1x’ Gilgan.

“I know people say I’m bad – but I ain’t fucking bad,” he said. “I still body all these fucking nerds all the time. I got Ceice’s ass yesterday, I got Zexrow’s ass yesterday and I got Vinny’s ass yesterday.”

Nick highlighted his opponent’s editing speed as the biggest advantage they have over him and admitted he could perform better if he changed his controller binds, allowing him to edit on the left stick.


He said: “It would definitely be better for me if learned L3 edit.”

While the 28-year-old may have missed out on qualification this time around, there is plenty more tournaments in the pipeline to prove his skills, including Epic’s first ever competitive trio event.

It has been confirmed that Nick and Nio will partner up with fellow Twitch streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan in the event which takes place on July 13-14. 


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


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.


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.


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.