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Tfue explains why Fortnite could force him to leave Florida

Published: 23/Mar/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett

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Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has revealed that he could be set to move homes once again all in aid of his Fortnite career. 

When competitive Fortnite was in its infancy, Tfue and his partner Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore dominated some of the early tournaments – racking up wins and prize money that their rivals were unable to come close to.

However, the pair, who have since gone their separate ways, have never really been able to recapture that early glory. Tfue qualified for the Fortnite World Cup but only finished in 67th. He’s had success in a few online events since then but has given way to a batch of up and coming stars – with complaints coming in about being hampered by ping.

Tfue and Cloak after winning a Fortnite tournament.
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Tfue and Cloak dominated some of the early Fortnite tournaments.

In order to combat the ping issues, Tfue revealed that he has considered moving up the east coast from Florida to Virginia in order to put himself closer to the Epic Games servers – thus getting better ping.

“I was looking at, I forget where, kind of like outside of DC in between DC and where the servers at,” Tfue said during his March 22 stream. “In between like Ashburn and DC. Dude, they actually have crazy f**king nice houses.”

It wasn’t a throwaway comment from Tfue though as the Fortnite star continued on with his thought of moving. “You’ve just got to live where there is low ass ping,” he added, before noting that if he got a “zero ping house” Epic might make a change and implement a cap. 

The streaming star also added that his current ping is “not acceptable,” and shows up at 45 in the game’s settings – with that number drawing an “eww” from Team Liquid’s Chap.

Whether or not Tfue makes the move remains to be seen, though he has done it before, previously moving in with Cloak for some low ping.

It might help him re-climb the Fortnite competitive mountain, but will it help him reclaim his throne? Only time will tell.

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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.