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Pro Player ‘Animal’ Wins Day 2 Qualifiers at PAX West Fortnite Summer Skirmish – Results

Published: 2/Sep/2018 12:48 Updated: 2/Sep/2018 12:53

by Calum Patterson

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After another long day of Fortnite action, another 33 players have advanced to the grand finals on Monday, September 3, and professional players dominate the rankings.

Sunday, September 2, will be the third and final day of qualification, before the top 33 players from each day move on to compete for a share of the $1.5 million prize pool.

It is Epic Games’ first open event, where players can simply show up at the venue and register to play, unlike their previous invitational events.

Sentinals player Owen “Animal” Wright took the top spot, only just edging out Ghost Gaming player ‘Aydan’ and Team Envy’s David “LeNian” Bois.

Two other Ghost Gaming players also made the top 16 – Rocco “SAF” Morales and ‘Bizzle’ both making it in.

Team Envy’s Myles “Gorilla” Cayene also made it through with an 18th place finish, and Team Liquid’s Jake “Poach” Brumleve also made it in.

Cloud9’s Jared “Bandit” Jones took the number 33 spot, edging out his C9 teammate Clemente “Shivsy” Ibarra, who misses out with his 34th place finish.

Day three of matches will begin on Sunday, as another three heats will take place before a final qualifier at night.

You can watch all the action via Fortnite’s Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Facebook and Twitter, or of course if you are in PAX in person head to the venue – there is even a real life ‘Lazy Links’ mini-golf course.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.