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Why does Ghost Gaming have so many pro Fortnite players? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 60

Published: 11/Jan/2019 2:32 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 3:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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Ghost Gaming is one of the most prominent organizations in esports, especially when it comes to Fortnite Battle Royale, and most of their pro players have high status in the competitive community.

The Ghost Gaming Fortnite pros have been tremendously successful in competitive tournaments, most recently at the $100,000 WSOE 3 event, where they had four representatives in the top 10.

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Their currently have a whopping total of 12 competitive players, including: Aydan, Bizzle, Kamo, Dmo, Enzo, Saf, Ghoul, Sean, Kayuun, Snood, Thwifo, and Issa.

Out of all of the top-tier orgs, Ghost’s Fortnite team has the most players by far, and it’s why so many people are wondering why they’ve decided to stack their squad with so many pros.

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This was one of the topics discussed in Episode 60 of the renowned Fortnite Podcast featuring experts 2LoudTX and MonsterDFace, who had Ghost’s General Manager EsportROB as a special guest. 

Ghost Gaming GM Rob appeared on the Fortnite Podcast to discuss the org’s success in competitive Fortnite.
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On the podcast, Rob explained that Ghost’s recruitment led them to a group of players that were part of Fable Esports at the time, but Ghost managed to acquire the squad and form the basis for what they’ve built today.

Ghost would soon start recruiting more players because they realized that as long as the players were good enough and placed well at events, their winnings would not only pay for themselves but also generate profit revenue for the org.

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A key to their growth was not judging potential recruits based on the success of their content creation but rather Fortnite ability, because they knew that if the players demonstrated high levels of skill, the content creation would come hand in hand with their in-game success.

Ghost’s Bizzle and Kayuun are two of the most respected and successful Fortnite players in the competitive scene.

Rob then explained how their team started getting to 12 players, which was ultimately based on them finding consistent players that had high potential but were not being heavily courted.

“So how it ended up to 12 man was realistically the investment made sense, we were doing great, and there’s so much talent on the global scale that we were also thinking about the World Cup, having representation for Ghost in some aspects, so that’s how Kamo and Issa came into play.”

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He also noted that a key factor in this decision was to have a large enough talent pool to choose from when it’s time to send players to competitive events. 

Initially signed to a low salary, Ghost Aydan has proved to be one of the best console players in the world.

Ghost Gaming was one of several topics of discussion in Episode 60 of the Fortnite Podcast, along with a full breakdown of the WSOE tournament, both from the perspective of players and broadcast talent.

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You can listen to the episode in its entirety down below or by visiting the Fortnite Podcast website

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson