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TSM secure victory in Fortnite Ninja Battles Week 1 – Final placements

Published: 29/May/2020 11:07

by Connor Bennett


Streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins hosted his own Fortnite tournament on May 28 with a number of high-profile players getting involved. If you didn’t manage to catch the action, we’ve got a recap of the event and final placements.

With the FNCS Invitational finished and Epic Games going back to holding Cash Cups, professional Fortnite players have been branching out into different online events. 

Popular pro Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish hosted his own European dominated event on May 27 with a $5,000 top prize. A few days later, it was the turn of Ninja and the first week of the $80,000 Ninja Battles event that pit some of the best players from North America against each other. 

Ninja Battles is a new weekly event in Fortnite.

Ninja Battles is a new weekly event in Fortnite. Moving away from the usual competitive rules, week one of Ninja Battles saw a number of high-profile players face-off in a trios event – with Ninja himself taking part in the action alongside Liquid Vivid and Co1azo.

Even though he had top-class players on his side, Ninja didn’t manage to claim victory in the first week of Ninja Battles. Instead, that honor went to the trio of TSM ZexRow, TSM MackWood, and Yung Calculator after they tied for first place with Liquid Riversan, NRG Edgey, and Liquid Cented but had but the upper hand in the tie-breaker. 

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The Top five of Ninja Battles week one was closely contested.

Ninja Battles Week 1 – Final Placements

There were also spot inside the top ten for players who had impressive showings in the FNCS Invitational. Most notably, the NA West trio of 100 Thieves’ Arkhram, 100 Thieves’ rehx, and NRG’s EpikWhale managed to finish sixth – tied on points with fifth-placed Chap, Scoped, and AV.

TSM Commandment, who won the FNCS week one in NA East, teamed up with Fortnite World Cup winner Bugha and Liquid’s STRETCH to round out the top ten. 

  1. ZexRow, MackWood, Calc
  2. Riversan, Cented, Edgy
  3. Bizzle, Megga, Emad
  4. NateHill, Funkbomb, BullyWYD
  5. Chap, Scoped, AV
  6. Arkham, EpikWhale, Rehx
  7. Erok, Zyfa, Avery
  8. Reverse2k,Slackes, Keys
  9. JaredFPS, Tilt, Innocents
  10. Bugha, Commandment, Stretch
  11. SypherPK, Hogman, Bini
  12. 72hrs, Zayt, Saf
  13. NickEh30, Replays, Punisher
  14. Ninja, Vivid, Co1Azo
  15. Ceice, Kreo, BuckeFPS
  16. Assault, Khanada, Unknown Army
  17. BrookeAB, Slix, Furious
  18. Ship, Plead, Stameyz
  19. Tinaraes, Maddie, IcarleeFN
  20. Jaomock, Shibot, JDWBTW

After their win, ZexRow landed himself in hot water after mocking the players who finished outside the top ten – seemingly being banned from the future Ninja Battles event.

However, the Team SoloMid member did apologize to Ninja, the viewers, and tournament organizers in a Twitlonger after the fact for his “immature” actions. 

The second week of Ninja Battles will get underway on June 4. 


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

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Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.