Why was TSM ZexRow so angry with Aimhero_o at ESL Katowice Royale? - Dexerto
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Why was TSM ZexRow so angry with Aimhero_o at ESL Katowice Royale?

Published: 4/Mar/2019 13:56 Updated: 4/Mar/2019 14:28

by Connor Bennett

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The Fortnite ESL Katowice Royale event operated with plenty of controversy as player’s encountered problem after problem in-game. However, one point that stuck out was the beef between Team SoloMid’s Anthony ‘ZexRow’ Colandro and Jeong ‘Aimhero_o’ Hyun-chul of OP Gaming over landing spots.

ZexRow, playing alongside his partner Vinny1x, led the Duos portion of the event after the first day and headed into day two with a hefty points lead.

However, the TSM pair, widely recognized as one of the best in the world, were immediately under fire from the Korean squad of AimHero and his partner Park ‘FaxFox’ Sung-Bin as they began heading to the same landing as the North American team, Viking Village, where they had been alone for the prior games. 

ESL/eSPortsjunkie.comThe ESL Katowice Royale marked a major international tournament for the Fortnite competitive scene

After going back-and-forth for the majority of the second day over the spot, the TSM boys eventually lost their top spot and fell down the standings. 

In since-deleted tweets, ZexRow accused the Korean team of ‘griefing’ for contesting his squad’s main landing spot.

ZexRow’s deleted tweet accusing the Korean team of griefing.

The Korean also received some hate from fans for continuing to test ZexRow and his partner Vinny. 

He used Twitter to explain his team’s thinking, dropping at Viking Village because of how free the TSM pair had the area – not that they were griefing or any of the other accusations thrown their way.

In a further since-deleted tweet, ZexRow did step in to tell his fans to stop being ‘toxic’ towards Aimhero, while jokingly stating that he was the only one allowed to be ‘toxic’ with the situation.

After receiving further tweets about what had happened, Aimhero later stated that he had studied TSM while rising through the ranks of professional Fortnite, and had no intention to grief them. 

ZexRow has since apologized for his outburst that had caused the Korean pro to receive an large amount of criticism from fans of the player and the organization he represents. 

He tweeted: “Ok, so obviously I took it to far and got way too upset but you guys would understand if you were in my position.

“I just need to stop making impulsive tweets so don’t expect any more drama.”

A number of pros also weighed in on the drama by speaking out about the idea of players ‘owning’ a certain landing spot.

Counter Logic Gaming’s Nick ‘Marksman’ Overtown tweeted that he had contested Team Liquid’s Noah ‘Vivid’ Wright at Junk Junction in an earlier event, but apologized for doing so. However, his apology was in vain as Vivid explained that he, or anybody, doesn’t ‘own’ a landing spot because it’s a battle royale game.

Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve replied to that tweet, stating: “There is no such thing as owning a spot. However, earning a spot is. Learning when to leave/try something new is important. Otherwise, you are just ruining each other’s games.”

ZexRow may have since apologized to his fellow pro, but the battle over landing spots is sure to continue into the next Fortnite events – especially the highly lucrative World Cup.

Wheter or not Epic Games steps in to make a ruling on the early gameplay in competitive Fortnite remains to be seen. However, pros could always go the Call of Duty route and make gentlemen agreements on who will land where and whatnot. 

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Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

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Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.