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Team Atlantis and Mitr0 respond to Fortnite contract controversy

Published: 17/Sep/2019 21:28 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 22:21

by Eli Becht


Several prominent Fortnite players have spoken out in defense of Dmitri “Mitr0” Van de Vrie’s alleged poor contract with Team Atlantis which led to a response by both him and the organization.

On September 16, players such as Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson, and several others tweeted with the hashtag #FreeMitr0, referencing his contract with esports organization Team Atlantis.


Twitch streamer THump claimed Mitr0 was stuck in a bad contract with the org and wasn’t giving him an opportunity to renegotiate it.

The org tweeted on September 17 they were going to release a statement later in the day, while also asked for people to stop sending threats to their employees and players.


In Team Atlantis’s statement, the organization says it isn’t taking any of Mitr0’s revenue from Twitch or YouTube, and also said he was one of the highest-paid players at the time of his signing.

Twitter: Team AtlantisMitr0 with his partner Mongraal.

“Without disclosing details of the contract, his salary at this time was one of the highest amongst the world-calibre Fortnite esports competitors and it’s nothing close to how low the social media channels are announcing it,” said the team in a statement.

Atlantis says his salary was raised as recently as January 2019, but Mitr0 eventually outgrew the team and wanted to jump ship to a bigger organization.


The team says no buyout offer was enough that would cover the damage caused by Mitr0 leaving and the plan was to wait out the duration of his contract before he left.

With the hashtag spreading like wildfire, the team has agreed to left Mitr0 go following the conclusion of the Fortnite Champion Series.

Mitr0 later confirmed this in his own statement released on Twitter.


“After talking with Atlantis management today, it was mutually agreed that Atlantis would release me after FNCS,” he wrote. “I wish Atlantis, their staff and all of the players nothing but the best moving forward.”

Mitr0 is qualified for the Champion Series with his Trio of Mongraal and Benjyfishy. The three players secured first place in three of the five qualifying weeks in the Europe region.


He will become a big-name free agent once he’s freed from his contract and will most likely catch the eyes of many big organizations looking to grow their Fortnite roster.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson