Fortnite’s newest item, Dynamite, was announced on November 19 and is expected to be released on November 20, but some players are already unhappy about it.
The new item, which comes with the description: “Light the fuse and wait for the boom!” is expected to go live as part of the v6.30 Content Update but some professionals and streamers think that Epic Games should be focusing on fixing existing issues instead.
TSM’s Daequan Loco took to Twitter after the announcement of the Dynamite, saying: “The community been throwing suggestions at Fortnite for as long as I can remember cause we could see the obvious route it was on to an unfun experience. Well here we are, still throwing suggestions & getting a dynamite stick nobody asked for while there’s 99 problems to tend to.”
Dynamite was announced in-game on November 19.
FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill clearly agreed with the TSM man, stating: “Got 99 problems, but not having dynamite ain’t one.
“Please make the game work properly. We keep avoiding real issues and adding unnecessary items. I’d rather play this game with 3 guns and have it actually work than 1 million gimmicks. Need a day off stream to recover.”
Got 99 problems, but not having dynamite ain't one. Please make the game work properly. We keep avoiding real issues and adding unnecessary items. I'd rather play this game with 3 guns and have it actually work than 1 million gimmicks. Need a day off stream to recover :sleeping: https://t.co/KcjYHZd9xn
Both players are well respected within the professional Fortnite community and it would appear that their sentiments are mirrored by many competitive fans, but some of their colleagues are feeling more optimistic.
Daequan’s teammate, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani suggested that the Dynamite could be a step in the right direction for explosive items in Fortnite and asked his followers not to dismiss it before giving it a try.
Dynamite could easily be explosives done well in Fortnite. Don't just write it off completely just because we didn't ask for it or don't like the current state of explosives.
The Chipotle Challenger Series returns for the final event of 2020, as Fortnite players are set to go head-to-head against a star-studded list of influencers and pro players, and win big prizes.
This is the fourth edition of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series, and surprise teams won the previous tournaments, so we could see another repeat this time around. The qualifiers are all wrapped up, so it’s now time to look ahead to the finale.
The Top 4 teams from the qualifiers have advanced to the finale, which begins on December 8.
Chipotle Challenger Series Stream
You can tune-in to watch the action unfold, starting on December 8 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST, on Chipotle’s official Twitch channel.
The fourth Chipotle Challenger series features another star-studded lineup of contestants, who the four qualified teams will be playing against.
Streamers / Pro Players
Celebrities / Athletes
Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots)
In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned, as well as points for placing.
Up to 1000 trio teams
Private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the whole 3-hour window
Qualifying teams now have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby with teams of streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes.
Top 4 teams from each qualifier advance
17 teams of invited talent
Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool
A total of $50,000 in prize money is up for grabs. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the top three teams also secure themselves free burritos for a year!
1st: $30,000 + free burritos for 1 year
2nd: $15,000 + free burritos for 1 year
3rd: $5,000 + free burritos for 1 year
Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results
Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.
Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30
Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.
As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.
The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.
A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.
What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?
The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.
A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.
These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.
Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.
Chipotle and esports
This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.
The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.
In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.
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