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Ninja warns Epic that stream snipers could kill Fortnite

Published: 23/Mar/2019 11:00 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 11:36

by Marcus Banks


Stream snipers have plagued battle royale games and Fortnite is no different – Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins believes more needs to be done to eradicate the issue.

Since the game’s inception, players have intentionally attempted to ruin top streamers’ experience by watching their live feed to gain an unfair advantage.

Almost every large content creator or professional player has encountered the issue, most recently CouRage who was able to catch his stream sniper in the act and hopefully get him banned for good.

NinjaDue to his popularity on Twitch, Ninja is a regular target of stream snipers

Despite Twitch actively banning users who are caught stream sniping and broadcasting it on the platform, Ninja believes that Epic Games must do more to crack down on the issue to give streamers the best experience possible.

He cited the success achieved by Apex Legends as the main reason to give priority to streamers and content creators ahead of regular users of the game.

“Content creators make video games dude,” Blevins said. “Take Apex for example. It was a free game, EA paid a bunch of creators to play the game and it blew up. It made 90 million in its first month – that’s amazing!”

“But, I guarantee it wouldn’t have been that successful if it wasn’t for those streamers who promoted it, they need to be valued more than a normal person who plays that game – you take care of your customers.”

Ninja believes that Fortnite could suffer a similar fate to H1Z1 unless drastic action is taken against stream snipers which might force him to quit the game for good.

“Stream snipers got so out of control [in H1Z1] that I stopped playing the game,” Ninja explains.

“Putting on a delay isn’t streaming – I shouldn’t have to put a 30 second delay on to stop people getting into my game.

PUBG got out of control – I stopped playing PUBG. It’s the same thing with Fortnite. Epic needs to go above and beyond for the top content creators to have the best experience they possibly can.”

Fortnite have added a hidden matchmaking delay as well as an anonymous mode in the past to reduce the problem but players are still able to queue up with the top streamers easily.

Stream sniping ruins the experience for both the streamer and viewer and more does need to be done to eradicate the issue once and for all.


How to play in Fortnite’s $1M Marvel Super Cup: Dates, format, more

Published: 18/Nov/2020 4:02

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s Marvel-themed Season is coming to a close and Epic Games is planning to end with a bang as there’s a whopping $1 million tournament right around the corner.

Competitive events can often be hard to break into. However, Fortnite is set to deliver one of the most accessible tournaments yet with an upcoming $1 million Super Cup. Anyone can enter, anyone can play, and anyone can win big in the “ultimate showdown.”

It’s the grand finale of Fortnite Season 4 as the Marvel-centric takeover winds down. You’ll need to play your best games possible, using every heroic and villainous power to your advantage.

From how you can get involved to the specific rules you should be aware of, here’s everything there is to know about the $1M Super Cup.

Fortnite $1M Super Cup Schedule

Fortnite Super Cup
Epic Games
$1M is up for grabs and anyone can jump into the mix on November 21.

The Super Cup event is set to take place across a single day with six hours of action on offer. Kicking off on November 21, the event is broken up into two separate rounds of competition. The first round will play out with thousands of teams as everyone looks to secure a spot among the top of the leaderboards.

Once three hours have passed, the top teams will advance through to round two for another batch of games. The absolute best teams at the culmination of this round will be taking home the lion’s share of the $1M prize pool.

European talent is up first as EU broadcasts kick off at 1PM ET | 10AM PT. Meanwhile, NA East is next in line for the spotlight as that region takes over from 5PM ET | 2PM PT. We’ve embedded the official stream below for your convenience.

How to play in the $1M Super Cup event

Joining the competition and squaring off against the best couldn’t be simpler. On November 21, a new competitive tab will appear in Fortnite’s main menu. So long as your account is registered with 2-Factor-Authentication and your above level 30, you’ll be placed right into the mix.

There are no qualifiers, no hoops to jump through. Simply enter this event playlist in the menu and you’ll be all set to compete for $1M.

Fortnite $1M Super Cup Format

Fortnite Marvel artwork
Epic Games
You’ll need to master everything Season 4 has on offer to come out on top of this tourney.

Throughout each phase of the event, Duos will have three hours to play a maximum of 10 games. Points will be accumulated throughout these games depending on total eliminations and overall placements. A first-place finish is worth 55 points in total.

At the conclusion of the first round, a majority of the competing Duos will be knocked out. Only the top 1,000 from NA East, NA West, Europe, and Brazil will make it through to round two. Meanwhile, only 500 from OCE, Asia, and ME regions will advance.

The best Duos will be handed $3,500 for winning the event in their region, However, some regions will be paying out prizes to every single team all the way through to the 500th best Duo on the day.