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Ninja, DrLupo, Timthetatman consider ditching Fortnite over BRUTE mechs

Published: 9/Aug/2019 8:36 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 15:18

by Connor Bennett


Streaming stars Tyler ‘Fortnite’s BRUTE mechs, and are considering playing different games until they are removed.

The BRUTE Mechs, which were added to Fortnite with the start of Season X, have become one of the most controversial additions in the short history of the battle royale title.


Competitive star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has already raged about them on more than one occasion, even stating that he was considering uninstalling the game and launching a tirade at Epic Games. Yet, some of the biggest content creators in the Fortnite scene are also considering a protest of sorts.

Epic GamesThe BRUTE in Fortnite has already cause plenty of anger from players – both competitive and casual alike.


During their August 8 stream, the trio opened up about heading to other games instead of sticking around. “I just can’t believe they put them in the game – put them into arena,” stated TimTheTatman before Ninja asked: “Why are they here?”

It didn’t take long for other ideas to come up. Ninja and DrLupo immediately turned their attention to possibly playing PUBG duos, while TimTheTatman explained that he would go back to Overwatch for some vintage streams if that was the case.

“As long as mechs are in this game,” TimTheTatman concluded, “This is officially a Classic WoW waiting room.”


Despite their veiled threats towards a boycott, the trio, alongside FaZe Clan’s Dennis ‘cloak’ Lepore, soldiered on for a few more hours of Fortnite play before calling it quits later in the day.

Yet, after hopping off, DrLupo returned with a late-night solo stream and followed through on his promise of a different game.

Lupo hopped into matches on PUBG, seemingly trying his hand at another battle royale to gauge his skills compared to Fortnite. He also noted that he might have hopped into Apex Legends but dying over and over on Erangel put an end to those hopes.


It remains to be seen if Ninja and TimTheTatman will follow suit and dive into different titles – or if they will carry on with Fortnite. Last time they all boycotted Epic Games’ title, they headed to Uno alongside Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop and gave fans some of their most entertaining content in a while.

Whether or not that they do that this time around though, nobody is quite sure just yet – but the possibility might have their viewers salivating at the thought.


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