[LIVE] OpTic Hitch's $10,000 Fortnite 'Showdown Invitational' Tournament Stream, Format, and Bracket - ft. BigTymer, FaZe Attach, and More - Dexerto
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[LIVE] OpTic Hitch’s $10,000 Fortnite ‘Showdown Invitational’ Tournament Stream, Format, and Bracket – ft. BigTymer, FaZe Attach, and More

Published: 8/Sep/2018 21:36 Updated: 8/Sep/2018 21:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards, along with Scuf Gaming online tournament hosts Checkmate Gaming, have organized a $10,000 Fortnite tournament for September 8.

The tournament will be streamed live on Hitch’s Twitch channel, which we have included below for your convenience.

Watch live video from Hitchariide on www.twitch.tv

This Fortnite ‘Showdown Invitational’ is a PS4-only Duos competition that features 16 teams made up of several big names from the online gaming community, all of whom will be vying for a larger share of the $10,000 prize pool.

The tournament, which is double elimination, follows the popular ‘total of two’ format, which means that the two teams in each match will have to queue into two public Squads match together and try to get as many eliminations as possible.

The team with the most eliminations after the two games will win the tournament match and advance in the bracket. 

The tournament’s $10,000 prize pool will be split among the top three placing teams based on the following breakdown:

  • First Place: $6,000
  • Second Place: $3,000
  • Third Place: $1,000

The bracket for this Showdown Invitational will be live-updated after each round on the CMG website, and can be accessed by clicking the link below:

OpTic Hitch, Scuf Gaming, CMG $10,000 Fortnite Showdown Invitational – Live Bracket


As for the competitors, eight of the teams (16 players) were personally invited to participate in this Showdown Invitational, while the remaining eight teams had to qualify through a series of qualification tournaments hosted by CMG in the days leading up to this event.

The invited and qualified teams have been placed on opposite sides of the bracket, ensuring that at least one team from each will make it to the Winners Bracket finals.

Some of the invited players include: OpTic Gaming content creators BigTymer and Flamesword, FaZe Clan pro CoD player Attach, YouTuber LEGIQN, Luminosity Gaming streamer LosPollos, and Ghost Gaming pro Fortnite player and Summer Skirmish standout Aydan. 

For more information as to the specific rules about the Showdown Invitational and its qualifiers, particularly about sabotage, visit the rules web-page linked below:

OpTic Hitch, Scuf Gaming, CMG $10,000 Fortnite Showdown Invitational – Full Rules

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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.