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NICKMERCS suggests unusual punishment for Fortnite World Cup cheater XXiF

Published: 7/Jun/2019 8:22 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 8:41

by Matt Porter


FaZe Clan member Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has come up a hilarious way to punish fellow pro player XXiF, who controversially qualified for the Fortnite World Cup five weeks after being suspended for cheating.

XXiF was found guilty of cheating in Week 3 of World Cup Qualifiers, and was forced to serve a two week suspension, handed down by Epic Games, as punishment.


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While discussing the ‘Cattus’ event, which is expected to see a gigantic monster roam the Fortnite map after breaking its way out of Polar Peak, the 28-year-old revealed how he would like to see the supposed dragon appear in the game, and swallow up the player as a fitting punishment for his crimes.


“They should make the dragon come out at the World Cup Final,” the Twitch streamer told his audience, “And he should just eat XXiF. Just get [Epic Games] to go in there and program ‘dragon attack’ and just XXiF’s name, and no matter where he goes, how he builds, just make the dragon eat XXiF. I think that’s really fair.”

NICKMERCS continued: “This is my opinion and I’m entitled to it. I personally think the dragon should be released right when XXiF lands and blows him into smithereens, and I want him to panic like that one kid at PAX like ‘What the fuck! What the fuck!’”

While the FaZe Clan member’s idea may sound far-fetched, it definitely wouldn’t be the first time that Epic Games through a major spanner in the works at a tournament, with many pro players still haunted by memories of the Winter Royale, which was overrun by competitors wielding the ridiculously powerful Infinity Blade.


Of course, it’s extremely unlikely that Epic Games would target a specific player in a major tournament, but maybe XXiF should keep one eye on the sky at all times during the World Cup, just to make sure no humongous beasts are sizing him up as a snack.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson