Competitive Players 'Zayt' and 'Saf' Win the $500K Fortnite 'Summer Skirmish' Week Three Duos Tournament - Recap, Highlights, and Final Placements - Dexerto
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Competitive Players ‘Zayt’ and ‘Saf’ Win the $500K Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ Week Three Duos Tournament – Recap, Highlights, and Final Placements

Published: 28/Jul/2018 1:10 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 3:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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NRG Esports pro player ‘Zayt’ and streamer ‘Saf’ have won the $500K Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ week three Duos tournament, securing the $60,000 grand prize.

The pair were first to reach the 13 points needed to win, and were followed by streamers ‘iHesi’ and ‘Ghost Bizzle’ in second, and Team Liquid’s pro duo of ‘Chap’ and ’72hrs’ in third place.

In order to best understand the recap of this tournament, make sure to brush up on the scoring format:

The first Duos team to reach 13 points is the winner. Victory Royales and Eliminations in this competition will be scored to determine placement at the end of the event. The top 20 teams at the end of the Summer Skirmish will be awarded.

Victory Royale: +4 Points
5 or more Eliminations: +2 Points
Most Eliminations (per match): $6500

Zayt and Saf were both invited to play in this week’s competition because of their top performances in a previous Solo Showdown in-game event.

Although the pair were able to only win one of the tournament’s ten total matches, they were consistently putting up strong performances and taking advantage of the 5+ elimination point bonus.

They came into the tenth and final match sitting in third place with just ten points, but a dominant showing saw them not only win the match, but also get the two point bonus, putting them at 16 points and in first overall thanks to literally the last kill of the game.

The final match was full of twists, turns, and, in the case of iHesi and Ghost Bizzle, heartbreak. The pair thought they had clinched the championship by getting their fifth elimination, but their celebrations proved to be too early.

Although they finished just short, the third place duo of Chap and 72hrs had two match victories, including an intense final battle against FaZe Clan’s ‘Tfue’ and ‘Cloak.’

The Fortnite Summer Skirmish is an 8-week series of competitions where Epic Games will be awarding a total of $8 million in prize money. The competition features a variety of content creators, popular pro players, and top performers from previous in-game events. 

This $500K tournament was only the first of two for this week’s ‘Summer Skirmish’ event; the second tournament is scheduled to be played on July 21 but will feature a different group of competitors.


Match Results and Elimination Bonus Winners

Final Top-20 Placements

The full finalized placement list for all of the players who competed can be found by clicking the link below:

Summer Skirmish Week 3 Tournament Live Standings (Day One)

For the list of Friday’s participants, along with more details about the format, ruleset, and prize pool breakdow, visit our dedicated hub below:

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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.