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Stranger Helps a Fortnite Player Get the John Wick Skin at the Last Second as He Was Recovering From a Concussion

Published: 2/May/2018 22:19 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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Recent months have seen Fortnite: Battle Royale have explosive success as it has become one of the most popular video games in recent memory.

It has seemingly brought together the online gaming community in a way that very few games have in the past.

One major reason that many feel has helped Fortnite accomplish this is that there is a noticeable lack of toxicity and bad vibes in the game’s community as opposed to the player-bases of other online video games.

While every competitive gaming community is going to have its share of negativity, it appears that the Fortnite player-base is largely positive and supportive.

This was made very evident when one Alec ‘alecm_5’ Malcolm tweeted out on April 30th that he was banned from playing Fortnite as he was recovering from a concussion and thus would not be able to unlock the John Wick ‘Reaper’ skin before Season 3 ended early on May 1st.

 

Upon seeing this, another Fortnite player TJ ‘tj_kenny’ Kenny responded and offered to help in any way he can.

 

The two then had a private conversation in the Twitter Direct Messages, where Alec gave TJ his account information. TJ then went ahead and did the remaining few challenges to get Alex the John Wick skin that he so desired.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were 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.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

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

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 simply joked about the incident.

 

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.

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