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Ninjas in Pyjamas Sign Professional Fortnite Battle Royale Roster

Published: 26/Jul/2018 13:59

by Calum Patterson


Swedish esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) have entered the world of Fortnite by signing their first professional roster for the battle royale game.

After developer Epic Games pledged $100 million for prize pools in the 2018-19 season alone, a number of top organizations have made their move into battle royale for the first time with Fortnite.

NiP however already have experience in battle royale, having signed a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team in late 2017, considered on of the top European rosters.

So their jump into Fortnite was perhaps a predictable one, especially considering the massive prize pools which Epic have boasted with their recent ‘Summer Skirmish’ series, a proving ground of sorts for their esports ambitions.

Best known for their CS:GO team, NiP has expanded rapidly into other esports in recent months. Acquiring a Rainbow 6: Siege, League of Legends and now Fortnite in the space of around four months.

We at Ninjas in Pyjamas, along with millions of other gamers around the world, completely fell in love with the concept of Battle Royale games. In the last quarter of 2017, we went ahead and signed a competitive team in PlayerUnknown’s: Battlegrounds and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way! As the PUBG squad stands strong, we felt it was a good time to introduce another Battle Royale experience to NiP in the form of Epic’s success story, Fortnite.

Please give a warm welcome to:
Anastasios “Yung” Timpanidis
Dean “Cringe” Lawrence
Patrik “Xited” Heiberg
Max “Goofy” Rosenlind

The team consists of two duos (Cringe + Yung / Goofy + Xited) forged together to create a super team who will represent the Ninjas in all coming Fortnite events. We’re confident our new players, hailing from Sweden, Denmark and Belgium, will do wonders together under their new banner.

An all European roster of two Swedish, one Danish and one Belgian, with two duo’s being formed to compete in the duos events which Epic has announced plans for, could be a formidable squad.

Epic revealed that their Fortnite World Cup, which is expected to distribute the majority of the $100m prize money, will be solo’s and duos only, with nothing squads (four-man teams) related announced.

Source: NiP


Fortnite Halo Master Chief skin leaked and coming soon

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:15 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale


New leaks suggest that Halo’s iconic Master Chief character might be coming to Fortnite, as the collaborations keep coming in to Epic Games’ hit battle royale title.

In recent Fortnite seasons, we’ve already seen Marvel characters make their way into the game and, for Season 5, a collaboration with The Mandalorian brings new cosmetics and challenges to the game.

For the strong legion of fans of the Halo series though, whether they still play it regularly or not, the idea of playing as Master Chief in Fortnite will be a hugely exciting one.

Here’s what we know about Master Chief in Fortnite so far.

Halo Infinite cover Master Chief
Halo Infinite is due to release soon, making it the perfect time for a Fortnite collab.

Is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

While there has been no official confirmation or even a hint from Fortnite or Halo devs Bungie, the leaks are starting to grace the internet, bringing the character that the entire Halo story is based around to the daunting battle royale island.

After an initial tweet from FNBRLeaks suggested that there would be a collaboration in the future — including a Red vs Blue LTM (Red and Blue are the two teams in Halo) as well as cosmetics — it was backed up with screenshots of the rumored cosmetics.

As you can see in the tweet below, there is allegedly a Master Chief outfit coming to the game, as well as a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider arriving, both from the Halo series.

When is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

As for when the leaked Master Chief is due to arrive, we don’t have much information yet. On December 2, leaks revealed that God of War’s Kratos will be arriving in Fortnite during Season 5.

Some fans have theorized that Kratos could be arriving in Season 5 for PlayStation fans (as God of War is a PlayStation exclusive) whereas Master Chief could be the Xbox alternative, with Halo being Xbox-exclusive.

If they do come at or around the same time, Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see these arrive by then if they’re both expected this season.

As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt — while they come from reliable sources, we never the full details on these until Epic Games confirm them, so we’ll just have to wait and see.