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Tylarzz Wins Final Day of Qualifiers at Fortnite Summer Skirmish PAX West – Results

Published: 3/Sep/2018 12:51 Updated: 3/Sep/2018 12:55

by Matt Porter

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Relative underdog Tylarzz has won the third and final day of qualifying at the PAX WEST Fortnite Summer Skirmish.

With qualifying now completed, 99 of the best Fortnite players in the world will compete for their share of the $1.5 million prize pool on Monday, September 3.

Unlike previous Fortnite invitational tournaments, this event was open to anyone who wanted to compete. Players simply had to show up and register to compete on the day, for their chance to make it to the Grand Final.

Tylarzz secured the win on Sunday thanks to his event-high 11 kills, finishing with 8 points at the top of the Day 3 standings.

FaZe Clan’s Tyler ‘Tfue’ Tenney got off to a slow start, but sealed his qualification with a Victory Royale in Game 2. 100 Thieves member NickMercs confirmed his his spot in the Grand Final, finishing 16th.

Also progressing was Cloud9’s Maurilio “Blind” Gramajo in 19th, while Rogue’s Ryan “00flour” Borst finished 29th.

While The_Real_Cryohme qualified in 33rd place, it wasn’t without controversy. The_Real_Cryohme and SpaceSoldiers player Colton, both finished tied on points, and when other tiebreakers couldn’t separate them, Colton was eliminated via coin flip.

All 99 places in the PAX West Summer Skirmish Grand Final are now filled. Fans will be able to tune into the final on the Fortnite Twitch Channel from 11am PDT (2pm EDT, 7pm BST), or in person at PAX West.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were 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.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

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

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 simply joked about the incident.

 

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.

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