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Ninja and FaZe team up in new Fortnite Championship Series squad

Published: 30/Oct/2019 9:08 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 9:35

by Matt Porter

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Tyler ‘Fortnite esports, with his new four-man competitive squad revealed ahead of the Fortnite Championship Series.

For many, Ninja is the face of Fortnite, and for much of the popular battle royale’s lifespan, he was the game’s top streamer on Twitch before his surprise move to Mixer back in August.

While his streams largely feature him playing casually, the American has also made efforts to compete professionally, coming agonizingly close to securing a spot at the Fortnite World Cup. With the Fortnite Championship Series set to return to action on Friday, Ninja’s team for the competition has been confirmed, and sees him team up with two FaZe Clan stars and his long-time duo.

Twitch: FortniteNinja has competed in a number of Fortnite events, including the Celebrity Pro-Am.

Unsurprisingly, the 28-year-old is linking up with long-time duo Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Greiner, who he has played competitively with for much of the game’s esports history, and attempted to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals with throughout 2019.

There’s also a surprise link up with another duo, two of FaZe Clan’s biggest stars in Nate Hill and Trevor ‘FunkBomb’ Siegler, another historic pairing who will be hoping to make waves in the FCS alongside Ninja and Reverse2k.

The squad was officially confirmed on Tuesday, October 29, when Nate Hill updated his Twitch bot to reveal the squad just days before the competition kicks off.

Funk,Nate,Reverse and Ninja are officially confirmed as a squad from r/FortniteCompetitive

The new squad will face some tough competition in the Fortnite Championship Series, with Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore reunited for the competition, while World Champion Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf and Team Liquid’s entire Fortnite roster will also be competing throughout the winter.

The FCS kicks off on Friday, November 1, with the tournament finals taking place on December 6-8. You can view every team competing in the tournament in our Fortnite Championship Series squad hub.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.