Team Liquid Pro 72hrs jumps in bush during $500,000 Fortnite tournament - Dexerto
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Team Liquid Pro 72hrs jumps in bush during $500,000 Fortnite tournament

Published: 22/Sep/2018 15:22 Updated: 22/Sep/2018 16:07

by Vincent Genova

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Fortnite pro Liquid 72hrs hopped into a bush during Week One of the Fall Skirmish event, using the disguise to pick up an elimination.

The clip starts with an intense fight between Ninja, Saf and Sypher as Liquid Chap closes in to join.

The stream then cuts to the view of Liquid 72hrs, who is hanging out in a bush.

He stays in the bush even after his cover was blown, joining his teammate in charging towards Sypher.

Liquid 72hrs picked up the shotgun elimination on Sypher, while still wearing the bush.

The Fortnite Fall Skirmish has a club competition which features over 500 pro players and streamers divided into five teams to compete for prizes over the six week competition.

Appropriately enough, Liquid 72hrs is on the Bush Bandits club.

The Team Liquid duo of 72hrs and Chap had a strong showing in Week One, finishing in fourth place overall.

The Bush Bandits, with the help of 72hrs being an actual bandit in a bush, are on top of the club standings after one week of play.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.