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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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.