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Team Envy Announce Signing of Professional Fortnite Battle Royale Roster

Published: 28/Jul/2018 14:20 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 20:34

by Calum Patterson

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Storied North American esports organization Team Envy has announced the signing of four competitive Fortnite players, their first professional roster.

Team Envy had already shown interest in the Fortnite community with their recruitment of popular streamer KingRichard, but it appears he will not have a direct role on the competitive team.

Instead, Envy have recruited four relatively unknown players, and is in fact a majority Canadian roster, with only one US player and three Canadians on the lineup.

The four players come from varied gaming backgrounds, including Counter-Strike, Call of Duty and even Clash Royale and Brawl Stars.

Team Envy is very excited to announce our new competitive Fortnite roster! The team consists of four players from various gaming backgrounds who have been together for several months. Get familiar with your new Team Envy representatives!  

Nicholas “Scatch” Scatch

Hailing from Chicago Illinois, Scatch got his start as a skilled Counter Strike 1.6 player, and competed in numerous LANs. He has played CSGO ESEA-Main and will serve as Envy’s team captain.

David “LeNain” Bois

LeNain lives in Quebec, Canada, and is a former professional in Clash Royale and Brawl Stars having reached rank #1 on the leaderboards. He has also competed in H1Z1 on a competitive level.

Bradley “Shotang” Leo

From Ontario, Canada, Shotang is rank #18th in Canada for PC solo wins in Fortnite. He competed most recently in Fortnite’s Solo Showdown event.

Nicolas “TAPLY” Chiodoni

TAPLY is from Quebec, Canada and has extensive experience in competitive Call of Duty.

“We’ve been working so hard for this, and the [Fortnite] esports community will see that in our matches. We will be on top of every tournament. No excuses. We’re excited to be representing Team Envy as our grind continues,” said Scatch.


The move was announced in the same week as other top esports organizations made the move into Fortnite, including Ninjas in Pyjamas and Luminosity.

It is further evidence that the massive prize pools promised by Epic Games is enough to spark interest from professional teams, considering the format for Fortntie esports is far from proven just yet.

Epic has already announced that the Fortnite World Cup will not have any squads competitions, rather will be solo and duos only, so we imagine this Envy roster will be put in pairs, as other teams have been.

Source: Team Envy

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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.