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Ninja explains why he “understands” CouRage and Myth quitting Fortnite

Published: 2/Mar/2020 16:01

by Jacob Hale

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has explained why he understands big streamers like Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani wanting to quit Fortnite, saying that he “definitely gets” the desire to branch out.

It seems somewhat of a turbulent time for Fortnite streamers and players in general. It’s no secret that interest in the battle royale title has waned throughout Chapter 2, following the longest season in history, but the release of Season 2 doesn’t appear to have been enough to bring some players back.

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After CouRage posted several tweets on March 1, explaining that he wants to expand his streams to include other games, Ninja spoke about it and says he understands the decision, and also responded to a Myth tweet which implied the TSM streamer wanted to do more variety streams.

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Season 2 released in February 2020, but didn’t manage to bring back all of the interest and success it had once upon a time.

Ninja was speaking about how hard he practiced during the Fornite Championship Series squad events, saying that he’s not sure where he would be if he hadn’t been grinding so hard and worked so meticulously on his building and editing – adding that if it weren’t for those tournaments, he “doesn’t know if he would be playing Fortnite right now.”

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The Mixer star then referenced CouRage’s tweets, where he says he has a “fear” of playing other games such as God of War and CS:GO, but that recently he has “really struggled to sign on and play them,” partially blaming skill-based matchmaking.

Blevins said that if he “was still average,” he would “probably be on the same train that CouRage is on right now, going full-blown competitive emo mode,” adding that he “definitely knows what he’s talking about.”

Following that up, teammate Malachi ‘Reverse2K’ Greiner referenced Myth’s tweet in which he says he’s “taking a little break from Fortnite.”

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Ninja went on to say that Myth is so young and he’s so good that he thinks he should “just go all in,” – including TSM teammates Daequan Loco and Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin in that sentiment.

Hamlinz and Daequan’s absence from Fortnite and streaming as a whole has been much more significant than Myth’s, with the duo regularly taking weeks or even months off at a time, but Myth has stayed much more consistent with his stream schedule.

While Fortnite really helped build many streamer’s careers, several of its top names have found plenty to complain about.

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Fortnite is still one of the most popular games for streamers, but there’s no doubt that it’s starting to lose its appeal and, judging by this, they might end up losing one of the biggest content creators on the planet.

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

Published: 16/Oct/2020 13:17 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 13:29

by Andrew Amos

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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 tournament now underway, here’s everything you’ll need to make sure you catch all of the action.

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

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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 has returned 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

FNCS Chapter 2, Season 4 results

Week 1 Final Placements – NA East Top 15

Place Players Points
1 Bucke, Khanada, & Kreo 250
2 Jamper, Bugha, & Avery 243
3 Slackes, Acorn, & jahq 187
4 Clix, illest, & Bizzle 174
5 Deyy, Mero, & Reverse2k 160
6 Unkown, casqer, & smqcked 153
7 Knight, Shark, & Av 143
8 TRAGIX, Snake, & Simple 132
9 v0iL, Rocaine, & vsB TeeJay 127
10 Ferrnando, nanoo, & deal with Sebby 118
11 DEMOSPECT, Xoonies, & npen 116
12 Hajie, Pandushh, & NEEQO 104
13 Joji, Kn1pher, & TabzG 104
14 Ronaldo, Sway, & skqttles 103
15 Cloud, strep, & LazarP 92

Week 1 Final Placements – NA West Top 10

Place Players Points
1 EpikWhale, rehx, & Arkhram 276
2 EP wavy, good aim 0 brain, & daddy dfavs 224
3 TurtleTavern, 4DRStorm, & Falconer 210
4 XTRA Sort, Sly x Lxdes, & XTRA Quinn 175
5 Pure Chris, Pure Unsightly, & Pure Snacky 171
6 NorCal toff, snow 143, & Pure Optimal 150
7 TEMPLE B, clg Jason, & littleXX 137
8 NateXX, Blizy, & Pure Spideyy 127
9 Outcast Howdy, Xen Hov, & Wave p 124
10 Pure Hyper, Xetiq, & Paul1x 117

Week 1 Final Placements – Europe Top 10

Place Players Points
1 Rams KeziixZ, Grizi 4zr, GRIZI Nayte 182
2 Flikk, BL Anas, Gamma Th0masHD 174
3 Solary Floki, Rams Clement, Rams naek0zr 172
4 Vetle 7, Idrop 74, Playwell Styrsix 170
5 BL Raifla, BL SliX, BL Lareez ay 155
6 OT Exponential, EP mexe, Wake AstroSMZ 154
7 FaZe Mongraal, f1-f2-f3-f4, deal with tayson 148
8 Wave advise, OTW J4chu, OTW packo 148
9 TrainH Umplify, Adnsoefy, TrainH Matsoe 139
10 SF Rakso, Gamma Kami, artor 137