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NICKMERCS explains why he and SypherPK hired a top Fortnite coach

Published: 4/Sep/2019 3:30 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 4:27

by Andrew Amos


FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff spoke on stream about why he and Luminosity’s Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan hired a top Fortnite Battle Royale coach.

Fortnite has been slow on the uptake of coaches, but they are starting to come out of the woodwork now. One coach, Hugh ‘Destiny’ Gilmour, helped the likes of Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, David ‘aqua’ Wang, and Emil ‘nyhrox’ Bergquist Pedersen all place first at the recent $30 million Fortnite World Cup in July.

So after a few disappointing results in the Fortnite Trios tournaments held every weekend, NICKMERCS, SypherPK, and Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno decided it was time to enlist his services to take them to the next level.

Twitter: FaZeClanNICKMERCS looked to coaching to up his Fortnite game.

Streaming on Twitch on September 3, the FaZe Clan star said that he had hired a coach to go over his past clips.

“We basically hired a professional Fortnite coach to go over our VODs and talk to us a little bit. He talked to us about the mistakes we were making and the shit we were doing.”

The experience for them was incredibly positive: “It was really beneficial. He brought up a lot of shit that we just can’t be doing anymore. We were using Impulses all wrong, we were rotating all wrong, we’re building all wrong, we are doing so many stupid ass things that we just can’t be doing.”

A former Fortnite pro player, Destiny now coaches from his home in the UK, and played an instrumental role in helping Bugha secure the $3 million first place prize in New York. 

Having analyzed some of the world’s best players in the lead-up to the Fortnite World Cup, he was able to share his insights with his new clients and help them succeed.

NICKMERCS had nothing but praise for him, saying that “he’s a super cool guy, and we are going to keep doing it a little bit, you know?”

Epic GamesBugha had a coach by his side during his Fortnite World Cup Solos triumph.

Coaching in esports has been mainstream in titles like League of Legends, CS:GO, and Overwatch for a long time. They pick up on player’s mistakes, help rectify them, and give players new strategies to stay ahead of the game.

As Nick, Sypher, and HighDistortion head into their next tournament this weekend, they’ll hope that the coaching and practice they’ve put in will pay off with a decent finish.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.