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Tfue and NICKMERCS blast cheaters who qualified for Fortnite World Cup

Published: 3/Jun/2019 10:02 Updated: 3/Jun/2019 11:13

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch stars, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff shared their thoughts on the previously banned XXiF qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup Duos tournament.

The Fortnite World Cup is expected to be one of the biggest esports tournament in history, with a prize pool of $30 million up for grabs for those who manage to qualify for the New York event.

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With many of world’s top players battling it out for a spot, some players have even been caught going to the extremes of cheating in attempt to qualify for the the finals.

Epic GamesXXiF and Ronaldo finished in 3rd place in Week 8 of the NA East Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers

One of the players, XXiF, was found guilty of teaming in the solo qualifiers and received a 14-day-ban following Week 3 of the online tournament, has since qualified during Week 8 in the NA East region.

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Many players and fans were quite unhappy when they found out that pro players Damion ‘XXiF’ C. and Ronald ‘Ronaldo’ Mach finished with 91 points, booking their place in the finals after finishing in 3rd place overall.

NICKMERCS was among the few to speak out once it was confirmed that they would be attending the World Cup and began questioning if they were cheating again after finding a tweet from XXiF allegedly teaming with one of the players he killed in Week 8, saying, “that relays guy, is the guy who landed on him.”

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Although it still remains unclear if they were cheating again, NICKMERCS seemed convinced of it and didn’t want to them to be part of the tournament finals in New York, “I believe fully now that’s all I needed to see […] that’s dirty.”

Tfue also shared his thoughts on the cheating accusations in a more light-hearted manner, jokingly saying, “Listen, I don’t think they’ve ever cheated but I know where I’m landing the last week of duos,”

Tfue was referring to the place where XXiF supposedly got the the free kills from his former teammate “relays13fn” and went on to joke that all of the “bots” land there and that he could take advantage of it, saying, “Just get free kills [there] every week.”

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Tfue and NICKMERCS were among many of the competitive community who were unhappy with the qualification of the duo, such as caster DrLupo who did not hold back.

Despite the latest set of cheating accusations against the pair, they are still set to compete in New York at the tournament’s finals.

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The event is set to take place on July 26 and will feature some of the biggest names in competitive Fortnite Battle Royale taking part in the Solo and Duo tournaments.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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