TSM Daequan criticizes Fortnite's 'direction' with recent updates - "They don't make anybody happy" - Dexerto

TSM Daequan criticizes Fortnite’s ‘direction’ with recent updates – “They don’t make anybody happy”

Published: 3/Nov/2018 14:04

by Calum Patterson


TSM professional Fortnite player Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco hasn’t been impressed with recent patches and changes made to the battle royale mode, saying they appeal to no one.

Discussing the potential of Fortnite ‘dying’, Daequan dismissed this idea due to the already massive player base, made up largely of young fans who simply play to have fun, and will not be put off by small gameplay changes.

However, while he recognizes Epic Games’ intention to appeal to the casual players rather than the ‘tryhards’, he thinks that recent updates haven’t appealed to either, questioning if Epic Games have lost direction.

“This game is so amazing at its core, but I feel like they don’t know what the fuck direction they want to go,” he says, “I don’t know what they’re thinking, a lot of it just doesn’t make any sense.”

He explains that while Fortnite is not “trash”, as some very negative players suggest, but does admit that “the direction [Epic Games] is going, is trash.”

Later in his YouTube video, he continues his thought, explaining that while Epic are clearly trying to make the game more accessible for new or casual players, recent patches have not made anyone “happy”.

“The problem is, the patches that they release, don’t make anybody happy, it just makes the game AIDS, you know what I’m saying? That’s the problem. […] Like the Glider patch for example, it doesn’t save the ‘not so amazing’ players from the amazing players. It just makes it take longer, it makes everybody wast [materials], it’s not going to make anybody better or worse, it’s just going to be annoying.”

In answering the question the title sets, Daequan explains that despite these complains, Fortnite will never ‘die’.

“This game’s never going to die, there’s literally like 100 million players active. Do you see how many freakin’ kids you see doing Fortnite dances? Do you think they’re going to quit the game because gliders are in the game? No, they’re not going to quit the game bro.”

However, he does think that numbers could “dwindle”, if the developers “keep going in this direction”, but it won’t die, only have less players.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.


As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.


While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.