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Tfue struggles mightily at Fortnite World Cup despite the hype

Published: 28/Jul/2019 23:27 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 7:32

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstar Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney did not live up to expectations in the Solos tournament at the $30 million Fortnite World Cup, putting in a sub-par performance. 

Coming into the $15 million Fortnite World Cup Solos tournament on July 28, the general consensus was that Tfue would show up big-time, with some even predicting that he would finish in the top-10.

His status as a global Fortnite icon aside, the former FaZe Clan member had arguably the most winning experience on LAN than any of his fellow competitors, having placed first at TwitchCon’s Fall Skirmish Duos event with Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lapore last fall. 

Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out exactly as predicted, as the iconic player was actually pretty below average, especially considering the standard that he and everyone else in the competitive community had set for him. 

He finished the competition in 67th place, out of 100 total players, with just seven points to his name, four of which were from eliminations and the other three from placement. 

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The first three matches were the toughest of the bunch of Tfue, as he came in 79th, 63rd, and 65th respectively, amassing just one elimination over that span.

In the third match, he was eliminated after an uncharacteristically poor decision to glide down to the middle of the zone with 65 players still remaining, opening himself up to get shot mid-flight and get eliminated as soon as he landed. 

Things picked up for him in the second half of the tournament; he finished 22nd in the fourth match, earning three placement points for his efforts.

Following another dud in the fifth match, he went into the sixth and final game knowing that he needed to play a lot more aggressive to secure as many points possible.

That he did, getting three eliminations to finish among the leaders in the lobby, but got taken out just outside of the top-25, failing to get any placement points. 

Following the conclusion of the event, Tfue did not have much to say on Twitter, just tweeting out “GGs Only,” as well as congratulating Sentinels pro Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, who finished in first place and took home the $3 million grand prize.

Tfue’s results and placement meant that he still walked away with a hefty $50,000, and as much as people might think he doesn’t need the money, 50 grand is still 50 grand.

Not to mention the fact that qualifying for the World Cup finals was a very commendable feat of its own, considering how many of his fellow superstar pro players and content creators failed to match the achievement. 

If anything, this performance will likely only drive him harder to succeed and improve his gameplay, and there’s no doubt he will do everything he can to be back next year to try and redeem himself. 

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How to watch Valorant First Strike NA Global Finals: Stream & schedule

Published: 30/Nov/2020 13:39 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 15:50

by Andrew Amos

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The Valorant First Strike Global Finals are here and the very best of North America are ready to go toe-to-toe in Future Earth. Eight strong teams have entered, but only one can be the champion. Here’s everything you need to know.

Weeks of competition has led to this. Across the world, the best Valorant teams have been duking it out for the chance to be crowned their regional champion. In no region, however, is the competition more fierce than in North America.

Heading into 2021 with the the Valorant Champions Tour looming on the horizon, a win in First Strike will mean a lot to teams as they start preparing for the first ever World Championship.

If you want to catch the best NA Valorant has to offer, we’ve got you covered right here.

Valorant First Strike NA: Stream

Just like the accompanying European leg of the event, the First Strike NA regional finals will be broadcasted live on the official Valorant Twitch channel.

The action will get underway on December 3, however, as of writing, start times for the broadcast and matches are yet to be confirmed. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience, so you can check back in once those times are sorted out.

Valorant First Strike NA: Teams & players

From hundreds of teams, only eight made it to North America’s First Strike Regional Finals. Fan-favorites like Sentinels, TSM, and T1 are mixing in with rising stars like Renegades and Immortals.

While Sentinels are the favored team heading into the event, given how close the teams are, it really could be anyone’s title.

Team Players
Team Envy food, crashies, FNS, mummAy, kaboose
100 Thieves Hiko, nitr0, steel, Asuna, dicey
Sentinels ShahZaM, SicK, sinatraa, zombs, dapr
Renegades retrQ, CP2, Winsum, randyySavage, Berghy
TSM reltuC, hazed, Wardell, Subroza, drone
FaZe Clan corey, ZachaREEE, Marved, babybay, Rawkus
T1 brax, AZK, Skadoodle, DaZeD, Spyder
Immortals Genghsta, jcStani, Jmoh, neptune, ShoT_UP

Valorant First Strike NA: Schedule & results

Thursday, December 3

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarterfinals Envy vs Immortals TBD TBD TBD TBD
Renegades vs TSM TBD TBD TBD TBD

Friday, December 4

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Quarterfinals 100 Thieves vs T1 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Sentinels vs FaZe TBD TBD TBD TBD

Saturday, December 5

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Semifinals TBD vs TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD vs TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Sunday, December 6

Round Game PST EST GMT CET
Grand Final TBD vs TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Valorant First Strike NA: Final Placements

This post will be updated once the action gets underway, so be sure to check back to see the results!