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TSM Myth addresses controversy over potential Fortnite World Cup duo

Published: 20/Mar/2019 17:14 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 18:09

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite professional and Team SoloMid player Ali ‘Myth‘ Kabbani has posted an explanation on social media, clarifying the confusion around his rumored duo teammate ‘Aipha’, and the TSM organization.

In late February, up and coming Fortnite player ‘Aipha’ claimed that his duo for the World Cup would “most likely” be Myth, which, unsurprisingly, led to speculation that he was also joining the TSM org.

However, TSM’s President of Esports, Aileena Xu, shut this speculation down firmly, stating “don’t you guys think that Zoof/Aipha would have been recruited already if they were as beast [good] as people say?”


Xu’s comments, made in a Twitch chat, received mixed reactions, with some saying she was right to be “tired” of all the questions, but others thought the way it was addressed was “unprofessional”.

Aipha also responded to Xu’s comment, in a now deleted Reddit post, writing: 

I’ll let everyone know my side, people may think that “I am just a fanboy” which in reality, I really like the team, but I would always accept other offers. The only thing I ever bought was a couple shirts and one hoodie from the TSM shop. Everything else was sent to me by them, which is why I thought they were interested in me and why I kept with the ‘TSM is the dream’ shit. I know what my potential is in Fortnite so whatever, if people don’t see it in me thats fine. Regret is something people will have to live with. I will say, deep down, it does feel like I have been played, but that’s just what I’m thinking.

Getting ahead of the growing controversy, Myth himself spoke out, confirming that he had never agreed to playing with Aipha at the World Cup, and that it was all essentially a misunderstanding.

Myth states there was “never a time when it was expressed OR hinted that TSM or I were more interested in signing or permanently playing with Aipha.”

He went on to say that “Aipha shouldn’t be trying to justify his behavior of being a superfan”, and that “this sort of misunderstanding is a trend with Aipha”.

Xu also posted on Twitter, shortly after Myth’s longer post. She explains that a “nice gesture” (presumably sending merch to Aipha) was “blown out of proportion”.

Whatever the situation is, Aipha is still regarded as one to watch for the future of competitive Fortnite, but his chances of playing alongside Myth under the TSM banner, now seem very slim.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.