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Tfue and Ninja slam Fortnite pros after duos cheating scandal

Published: 24/Mar/2020 14:32

by Jacob Hale


Streaming stars Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney have spoken out against Fortnite pros and the professional scene after players were banned for allegedly cheating in a tournament.

Once upon a time, Ninja and Tfue were the pinnacles of competitive Fortnite – they were the players everyone aspired to be like, but slowly gave way to a new generation of talent as time went on, despite still being top players.


After players Nate ‘Kreo’ Kou, Logan ‘Bucke’ Eschenburg, ‘Keys’, and ‘Slackes’ were given 60-day bans for collusion in a Fortnite Championship Series event, much of the community provided their opinion on the matter – and now Ninja and Tfue have weighed in on the controversy

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The FNCS event brings together some of the greatest Fortnite players in each region – but this tournament was marred with controversy.

The ban was handed to the aforementioned players within just a few hours of the incident happening after viewers started to question whether they were teaming, and Ninja has explained why he thinks this happens in the Fortnite pro scene – as well as making a dig at Epic Games’ inconsistent punishments.


“This competitive scene is purely run by kids,” he said. “And then Epic’s like, ‘here’s a Fortnite tournament.’”

He went on to mention how “disappointed” he is in the players who have been banned, as well as commending players such as Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson and Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, who he says don’t need to cheat because they’re “too talented.”

Ninja’s opinion on the pro scene from r/FortniteCompetitive

Ninja also spoke out about the inconsistency in bans, referencing FaZe Clan’s Jarvis ‘Jarvis’ Kaye. “Jarvis cheats in an online, regular game for no money and gets a full-time ban. Players get caught cheating in a tournament for money and they get banned for 60 days. Alright, go,” he said.


Meanwhile, Tfue slammed people who think 60 days is too long, saying that would maybe be the case if they cheated in just one match – but the ban is perfectly reasonable considering it was across 9 games.

He also said that 60 days would be alright if they did it only two or three times, implying that he believes the ban should be even greater than was given.


The other notable cheating scandal in Fortnite was that of Xxif and Ronaldo, who faced 2-week suspensions prior to the 2019 Fortnite World Cup for collusion in qualifiers, with many people ardently against the seemingly-lenient bans considering the magnitude of the event.

Ninja and Tfue don’t always see eye to eye on certain things, but it seems they’re both on the same side when it comes to this cheating scandal, even believing that the punishment could have been much worse on the players.


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