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OpTic Gaming Fortnite team disbands as remaining players released

Published: 12/Jan/2019 19:56 Updated: 13/Jan/2019 11:21

by Calum Patterson


North American esports organization OpTic Gaming have released the final two remaining players from their Fortnite roster, effectively taking the team out of another battle royale title, at least temporarily.

OpTic also disbanded their PUBG team in late 2018, retaining only one player, Michael ‘hypoc’ Robbins as a content creator.


The organization has now left a second battle royale game in as many months, releasing both Kenneth ‘Baldy’ Anderson and Stephen ‘Gunfly’ Brown.

Baldy and Gunfly had limited success as a duo partnership, placing 50th at the Fall Skirmish and then 38th at their most recent and possibly final tournament together, WSOE 3.


Gunfly joined the team in late September, replacing the outgoing Robert ‘WizKay’ Simone, and the young Gunfly was believed to be the next big prospect in competitive Fortnite.

On November 28, the other two players on the roster, Marco ‘Marz’ Soto and Dade ‘Dramas’ Lesch left, leaving on Gunfly and Baldy, but their time with the Greenwall has ended similarly.

Following the players’ announcements, Kodiak, Esports director at OpTic parent company Infinite Esports, explained how the situation had unfolded.


We were approached by Kenneth (Baldy) and Stephen (Gunfly) and they made it clear to us they wanted to play with other duo partners. Being that we feel strongly about any competitive Fortnite players for OpTic playing as the same duo, we didn’t think it was fair to punish them or stand in the way of what they felt was best for their own success. Essentially giving them the option of staying as one duo or parting ways.

They decided to part ways, and we released them from their contracts on good terms all around. We really do wish them nothing but success and are thankful for their maturity and understanding.

He also briefly commented on the future plans of OpTic within Fortnite esports.

As for OpTic in competitive Fortnite, we will continue to keep a watch on the scene and rising talent, but for the time being will not have players rostered on a competitive team.

2019 is set to be a big year for Fortnite esports, at least in terms of prize money, with the long awaited Fortnite World Cup finally getting underway and a more robust in-game tournament structure announced.

In comparison to their rivals like FaZe Clan, TSM and Team Liquid, OpTic have struggled to hit the same heights of player popularity or tournament placings. They will presumably look for an opportunity back in to Fortnite, whereas a return to PUBG esports was all but ruled out.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.