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Ninjas in Pyjamas Sign Professional Fortnite Battle Royale Roster

Published: 26/Jul/2018 13:59

by Calum Patterson

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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

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.